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on August 25, 2016
I've been shaving my legs since I believe the 5th grade. Knees and ankles are the worst. I am pretty sure I've tried ever brand under the sun, along with every brand of shaving cream. Look, my razor doesn't need to be pink, it just needs to work well and last a long time. I am sold on these. They are cheaper than most brands and they last a LONG time. One lasts me around 2 months, shaving every other day, and leaving the razor in the damp shower. My husband also uses them and loves the little trimmer thing on the back to get up under his nose better. I have no need for that part, but the razor itself is pretty awesome. I also stopped using shaving cream in an effort to eliminate unnecessary chemicals in my life and switched to using an olive oil based bar soap. It is wonderful and works much better than any shaving cream I've used. Olivella Face and Body Soap, Fragrance Free, All-natural 100 Percent Virgin Olive Oil From Italy, 3.52-oz Bars (Pack of 12)
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on June 18, 2017
I started using these about 1 year ago. I would get a month out of a blade (70 year old shave in the shower every day), they were smooth and gave a close nick free shave. I loved them. The last refill I bought had the word "improved" on them. The first one I used did not even give me one clean shave, and then I had to go over the same area 3 or 4 times. At best I could get 3 decent shaves from a new blade. So I do not know what Shick did but for me the result is terrible.
Back to Wally world for cheap disposable razors. Such a shame, form one of the best in the world to garbage in less than a year.
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on July 27, 2016
Toss up with Gillette Fusion... better than Dorco and Harry's

I've also used Dorco/Pace (aka Dollar Shave Club) 4 and 6 blade cartridges
and Harry's
and "Blade 5" (knock off sold in CVS).

I'd rate Gillette and Schick the best. Takes my beard from 3 or 4 or five days growth to smooth in a few passes with nary a nick.

For me, Schick wins on price, and I think maybe less clogging since overall head is a little bigger leaving more space between the 5 blades.
And maybe less swipes to get to smooth. With grain and then against grain is adequate if I'm in a hurry. But I have to go over some areas an extra couple of times to get "perfectly" smooth. (That's true for me for every razor I've ever used.)

The plastic power vibrator handle for the Shick Hydro is bigger than the Gillette Fusion Power - Perhaps its been discontinued -- I only found it here at Amazon... works fine but I'm about to try the sleeker non-powered Hydro handle...

I wanted to like Dorco/Pace but they are more prone to clogging, even the 4 blade. And maybe takes a few more swipes to get really close.

I also wanted to like Harry's - it was very much like Gillette Fusion in overall feel EXCEPT for me, I almost always got a few nicks (blood!) especially when using starting with a new cartridge. Not painful, just bloody! After a shave or two on a cartridge... okay...

The "Blade 5" knock-off I picked up in CVS - total loser and waste of money - hard to get a close shave - and dull and/or clogged after one or two shaves.
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on January 27, 2018
This "system" sure does lubricate your face. The shaving itself feels smooth, but you don't realize the shave isn't as close as you thought until all the shaving gel is washed off. Oh, it's very good, but there was still a tiny bit of stubble left on my neck and chin after many strokes --and I don't have a heavy beard. The bank of blades is also so large that I'll have to continue buying cheap one- or two-blade razors occasionally to shave closely around my goatee and tidy up around my mustache. Schick needs to include a blade cover or cap of some kind for travel. I like it very much; just not ecstatic about it.
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on October 15, 2016
I've been shaving for over 60 years now, and have tried just about everything from electric razors, to safety razors and whatever. The Schick razor is far superior to its main competitor, especially the competitors 5 blade version which is next to useless in my opinion. Furthermore, these blades are inexpensive by comparison and last a very long time. I am on my fourth week and I shave everyday. They are smooth as silk, shave without nicking my face. I can shave without any gel or foam when I'm in a hurry and I still get an easy and smooth shave. I'm glad I discovered these in my old age since I am almost anal about shaving
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on April 8, 2018
Terribly disappointed!
Do not arrive in original packaging! That might be ok with some people but I like knowing that they are in original manufacture packaging and not being touched with employees dirty hands and than going against the grain of my skin!
Definitely not recommended! Used two and disposed of because of how rough of a shave they give. Better off going to Target or Walmart.
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on June 25, 2016
I have been a loyal Gillette razor blade user for some 50 years. Guess that qualifies me as a very experienced user. Every time they made a change and came out with a “newer and improved” model, I would jump on board and “pay the tariff” for the privilege.

I recently received a free Schick Hydro 5 razor attached to a 2 pack of Edge shaving cream. I was skeptical, but I tried out the new blade. I was truly and absolutely amazed at how smooth the shave was. I shave every day and change the blade every Monday morning, just so I remember. I prefer not to wait until I experience a bad shave. I think that the blade design, whereby you flip back the blade cover for trimming is really clever.

For years, I have been trying to find a way or place to buy the Gillette blades less expensively. It would appear that Gillette uses “price fixing” as their marketing model, because they are the same high price everywhere. I thought that price fixing was illegal in this country, but I guess Gillette has enough money to persuade our duly elected officials to leave them alone. Schick does not use price fixing and Amazon is the cheapest, (less than Walmart), place to purchase same.

Well Mr. Gillette, I found the solution to my dilemma and it is namely Schick Hydro 5.
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on February 12, 2018
They've changed the "gel reservoir" design and it's awful. I've used the Hydro 5 since it came out and it's been great! However, the blades seem to last half the time and the gel lasts maybe 1-2 days. I'm not sure if that's why, but the razor itself doesn't seem to do as well as they used to. I'll be shopping for a new razor once these blades run out unless Schick can fix whatever this issue is.
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on January 21, 2018
I have been using these razor blades for years and normally get a good month of use from each blade. These from Amazon are not the same. They are much rougher on the skin and I barely get 2 decent shaves from one blade before it simply stops working and won't cut the hair at all. I either got a bad batch or they are fake. I will not order these again from Amazon.
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on February 12, 2018
Blades are made cheap and won't even cut my beard. It took for ever to shave with these. Totally fake blades and will never buy again. I want my money back!
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