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    On average, after how many shaves do you guys change blades?

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    I use Feather & Derby and I get on average 4 - 5 comfortable shave's before changing blades

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    I get 4 from Feathers but they are too expensive to use daily for me. I use Astra SP and Israeli Personnas (Crystals) most frequently. At .15 cents each, I can use them for three real good shaves and throw them.

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    When trying a blade for the first time I will test how many shaves I can eke out comfortably, which for most is usually around 3-4, with that rare blade that may possibly make it to five. Of course this is with my face and my whiskers.

    But, as our friend Obie would recommend, three shaves is my usual max before disposal.

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    for me 3 to 4 shaves with the sharper ones,feather or mercur.
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    Default Changing Razor Blades

    Gentlemen:

    Yes, as my good friend Ryan notes, I put my limit at three shaves per blade. My current blades are Feather and Gillette 7 O'Clock "Sharp Edge" in the yellow packs.

    Through the years I have discovered that the razor blade starts losing its edges after the third shave. For me, anyway.

    A sharp blade, whether on a double edge or a straight, helps to celebrate the wonderful ritual of traditional shaving.

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    Obie

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    i change blades when i start to notice the blade pulling.. usually it's around 4 or 5 shaves..

    however.. i'm currently burning through a 100 pack of derbys that only seem to provide 1 good shave per blade.

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    3... @ number 4 shave it's not as comfortable...

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    I use Gillette DE blades and I get about 5 shaves before I change them.

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    Blades last me one week.

    Shave once per week=1 shave
    Shave every other day=3-4 shaves
    Shave every day=6-7 shaves

    Ideally, though, I like to shave every other day.

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