Perhaps. There’s always an argument on Slickdeals when Dorco razors come up. Some people love them, some people hate them.
For me personally, I find they last longer than Gillette or Schick, these blades last forever and they’re so much cheaper…
Other people claim these razors slice them open (my wife won’t use lady Dorco for that reason )… I guess it depends if you’re prone to nicks.
Now if these are truly generic Dorco who knows… You can frequently get real “name brand Dorco” less than a dollar a blade on sale and each blade probably has 3 weeks of life expectancy for giving a good close shave (although if you’re like me you end up using them far longer than that because you’re too lazy to switch the blade).
So… Good price but you can get Dorco cheaper if you’re looking for it and willing to wait.
@awk I can do you better than that. Take a single bladed razor, where d is infinite. You can definitely finish shaving before pulling the razor down an infinite distance. So that’s your most efficient solution in terms of the ratio of distance shaved to d.
Now if you want to minimize d, consider a razor of infinite blades spaced so tightly that a single atom from a whisker can just enter between the blades. Just the action of trying to hold it still would probably shave your whole face a million times over. How smooth would that shave be?
Three blades are better than two, four blades better than three, five blades better than four, six better than five, hundred is better than ninety-nine, ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall. Ninety-nine bottles of beer. Take one down, pass it around …
@Mothersnakes I’m pretty sure the number of blades was a way to patent or trademark (or both) razor designs so that (unlicensed) knockoffs would have fewer legal legs to stand upon, and so that reputable supermarkets would refuse to carry the knockoffs (so as to avoid endangering their relationship with Famous Maker, and avoid even being a party to any lawsuits to boot).
This also implies that Dorco either is Famous Maker under a different name, or, much more likely, licensed the design.
@reclaimercube@therealjrn I was merely pointing out the morningsave offer was not equivalent to the previous meh offer. Usually morningsave has the leftover mehs for a couple bucks more and has before on the pure Sonic’s. Since is a completely different product now… Odds are they have sold out. You should probably discount getting one of those since I would guess the Warehouse is empty. As with all things they eventually run out. See speakerdoc Friday. So it’s going to be morning save or wait till another meh buyer buys too many toothbrushes.
Unless my mehstalker Foo fails me they were last offered Jan 31st. And every couple months before that. Pretty sure they are gone.
I sprung for the 54-pack, which should last me about 5 years. (And that’s with shaving full face/neck daily.) I can get a month easy out of each blade because I use this…oil(?) called Shave Secret (you can find it on Amazon). It’s saved me SO MUCH MONEY by not having to replace heads so often. I’ve been using the same plastic 5-blade disposable head (that I also bought from Meh, now that I think about it) daily for about 3 1/2 months now. Also I never get nicks/cuts, whereas I used to a lot when I’d use shave cream or Cetaphil lotion.
Don’t settle for Dollar Store razors, Gillette makes the best cartridge razors (Mach 3 & 5-Blade Fusion) and with simple,effortless maintenance you can get a minimum 30 of the smoothest, closest shaves from one blade! I have been using a product called RazorGuard since I saw an article in Men’s Health years ago. There’s probably others out there, it pays for itself!!
@charleD@Thumperchick It may or may not be spam, but I am using Gillette Fusion Pro Glide blades again after trying (and liking) a variety of Dorco blades (4, grabby; 6 with trimmer, like this, pretty good; 6 without trimmer, also pretty good; and 7, meh).
While I could certainly be satisfied with the Pace 6 razor, I think the Gillette Pro Fusion Pro Glide blades are better. They do cost a lot more, but I don’t spend enough of blades to make it worth worrying about.
Harry’s blades were fine, too, but their handle sucked. I think they’ve fixed it.
@charleD@craigthom@Thumperchick I like Gillette, too. I use my Gillette Tech fat-handle DE safety razor three times a week. It still works great. Some of the finish has rubbed off, but I can’t fault it too much since it’s about seventy years old.
@charleD@craigthom@Limewater I think the spammy part here is the RazorGuard plug. But I didn’t want to delete it because I figured someone would want to weigh in on the razor brand. Glad to see that paid off!
@craigthom@Thumperchick I liked the trial I got from Harry’s, but their handle was impossible to hold in the shower. When I let them know why I was cancelling (they asked) it was pretty much an “oh well” reply even though I had noticed they had a newer handle with more grip. I’m surprised they didn’t suggest that one. I like their travel cover.
When I moved into my freshman dorm I got a “welcome kit” of commercial promotional items that included a little can of Edge Gel. I’ve had some detours, but I’m still using it forty years later, so that was good marketing investment (even though it’s changed hands and is no longer owned by S C Johnson & Sons but the people who own Schick).
The razor in the kit was probably an Atra, with TWO blades. Maybe there was a little copper colored can of Right Guard in there, too.
That slippery orange handle from Harry’s was a deal killer. I shave in the shower, too, and that just wouldn’t do.
Was curious as to the new bulk blade offer, I tried both Harry’s and DSC and went back to my Gillette Fusion.
In response to the earlier lame comment about me liking to buy nationally advertised retail products…Have any of you heard of RazorGuard?I’ve never seen it advertised and only learned of the brand via a Men’s Health shaving editorial and yet a few customer reviews on Amazon say they have been around for over a decade I also use their shave oil mainly out of convenience, one order, but have been pleased with the performance of both for years.
@charleD@therealjrn@Thumperchick ah. Got the connection. Right on the main page is Gillette. And the over inflated cost of Gillette blades is needed to make the claim of "saves $180 a year by using our $20 per 2 ounce blade saver that only lasts 60 shaves. " Your going to get 10 shaves anyway. So I guess you use the oil and have a $20-25 blade… Which won’t last that long anyway. Instead of just paying less for new blades.
@craigthom I’ve seen some trials on preventing oxidation with either alcohol or oil that they theorized may help. Never seems to make much difference. But if you wanted to try I agree. A huge bottle of mineral oil you’ll never use it cheap. $20 for 2 ounces that will do the same thing? It’s not magically sharpening it lol.
It’s not like you leave your razor wet anyway. Rinse/shake/it dries
And anytime you see “as seen on” that’s a huge red flag lol. Hence spammy
I never shave cause I get to work from home. I just buzz the beard when I buzz the head. But even when I must a DE works best for me. So did my birthday mach 3 15 years ago… but it cost more… if you have to shave every day or every other day to go into work and they don’t irritate your skin getting a one pass shave is totally reasonable
@craigthom@unksol I posted earlier.
Honestly, I started with the DEs for three reasons.
One, I’m cheap. I bought my razor for eight dollars, and a hundred blades for fifteen, and I was set for five years.
Two, I sometimes go days without shaving, and I always end up clogging up the multi-blade shave cartridges.
Three, I feel like I have more edge control along my beard when I’m not rubbing three to six blades along my face simultaneously.
I don’t get into the weird shaving soaps and creams, though. Those just take too much time.
@craigthom@Limewater I did get a cheapish brush. Going crazy on a high end badger brush is nuts. And Taylor of old bond street lathers up real easy and is very cost effective. Did it to be cheap and a DE just causes less of a rash. Works with a mach 3 too
when I had to go into work I just did it in the shower and it was great. But now I am blessed and shave once every few years under duress lol
I have to wonder why this order is still processing when the Saturday Slob kit I got for my nephew a month ago couldn’t be cancelled 6 hours later when I realized I hadn’t been able to choose a shirt size,