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Toss up in quality shave with Gillette Fusion - winner on price for sure.
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 "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.