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What a challenge it was to find a new good handle for Gillette sensor Excel
on April 28, 2018
Holy moly. What a challenge it was to find a new good handle for Gillette sensor Excel. The Gillette company it self is very wierd. I read the reviews here and it seems like there are still a lot of people who like the sensor Excel, but yet, they discontinued the best razor they made. Now promote only 3, 4 , & 5 blade fancy colorful and very expensive razor/cartrages.
I slash the hell out of my neck with those things.
I did a live chat with a Gillette rep for 5 minutes just for the hell of it, & I said ya know McDonald's comes out with new sandwiches every month. But the classics stay on the menu. I said by discontinuing the Gillette sensor, that would be like McDonald's discontinuing the quarter pounder w/ cheese, or Levi's discontinuing denim jeans.
Through heavy duty research, I found this one.
I saw some new Gillette sensor excell handles here on Amazon. And the collective reviews were by and large horrible. The new sensor excel handle made out of plastic. I looked for a day or two, couldn't find one of those at the local box stores either. Every one said it was just like the disposables that come in packs of 3. So I decided to take a chance with this one.
This Taconic Shave one is the one you want. It's amazing to me that you can get still get sensor excell cartrages almost anywhere but NOT A DECENT REPLACEMENT SENSOR EXCEL HANDLE MADE BY GILLETTE. They are gone. The Gillette rep said, "Sorry, I understand your frustration. Can I interest you in a cupon for a Gillette Fussion??"
I said that is another 5 blade contraption. You can't get close up under your nose, you can't do the back of your neck in the mirrors, and you cannot be precise with sideburns with a 5 blade machete.
This one works great, heavy duty too. if this is what you are looking for, get it & then stock up on Excel blades before Gillette discontinues those too.