3 piece safety razor from Dollar Tree

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Frank Shaves, Sep 11, 2022.

  1. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Hey all! I have not posted anything new in awhile since I have basically been using the same 2 razors, blades, shaving cream and aftershave for a year and a half with no complaints. However today I was at my local Dollar Tree and picked up a couple of these 3 piece razor and 5 blade combos they had on display in the shaving section. I tried one out today since I needed a shave. First off the blade alignment on the one I opened was not the best and the plastic handle was difficult to screw onto the head after installing the blade. I went ahead and shaved with it anyway just for kicks. I didn't bother to use the included blades since I know what they are like so I used a Shaver Boy blade that had been use twice already. It's very light in weight. After one pass it actually does a decent enough job but it's certainly not "mild". I only had a couple of small nicks on my neck under my chin but that was it. Not a bad deal for $1.25 if you're travelling close to a Dollar Tree and need a cheap shave.

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  2. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    So I decided to use the Dollar Tree shaver for the rest of the week and today was day #2. I opened the other package and that razor had a better blade alignment so I put away the 1st one I opened. I used a brand new Shaverboy blade and I'd say the results were similar to a Gillette 3-piece razor after one pass. So far it's crude but it does actually work.
     
  3. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    So day #5 with the Dollar Tree Assurance razor and day #4 with the Shaverboy blade. This time I used the last of my Wilkinson shave puck. Generally I use Barbasol for the convenience but when I have time I enjoy a nice shave with the puck. I also did two passes this time. I must say I am somewhat impressed with the cheap razor. It's giving excellent results for me. I may keep it in the rotation with my Gillette and my Wilkinson razors. Also having not used the Wilkinson soap in longtime was also a pleasure to use with this razor. Now I am on a search for another inexpensive shaving soap or maybe I will go with what I can find locally like Proraso. :happy088:
     
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    looks like a copy of this gillette..
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  5. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Yes this is exactly what I thought when I saw it at Dollar Tree! However I would be inclined to believe that the Gillette razor it's a copy of is a better made product.
     
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    it's possible,does the dollar tree version state where it was made?
     
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  7. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's made in China. ;)
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    then it could be a copy of the made in India version..:)
     
  9. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Another earlier variation.
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    Just goes to show that these 'new' cheap 3pc razors coming out of where ever are nothing more than copies of older designs.
     
  10. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Yes, while using cheaper materials. The head pieces seem to be made of some sort of cheap lightweight pot metal.
     
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  11. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    I just ordered one of those from India off eBay so I can compare it to the Dollar Tree one. :happy088:
     
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  12. feeltheburn

    feeltheburn Well-Known Member

    I have one of the India-made ones. They're pretty aggressive. Much more than any Tech. It can give decent shaves though. I take it on trips once in a while.
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool.will follow along to see the results..:):eatdrink047:
     
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  14. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Cool I like an aggressive razor now and then. The original Gillette version can't be any more aggressive than the Dollar Tree version. The blade exposure on that one is insane! :eek:
     
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  15. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    When I do a comparison, I will post the results. :happy088:
     
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I had a couple of the Dollar Tree razors and swapped to heavier handles. They shaved like later Gillette Techs, no difference.
     
  17. wheatshocker

    wheatshocker Active Member

    If it shaves as good as a high dollar razor, who cares. I'm all about budget AND quality shaves. It can be done.
     

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