Assured Safety Razor AND blades @ Dollar Tree for $1!!?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by tazorac, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. tazorac

    tazorac Member

    I bought an Assured Safety Razor from Dollar Tree for 1 buck along with blades. I've had it for 2 weeks and haven't opened it. I'm honestly SCARED to even shave with it, but for a dollar I had to get it.

    Before I break it out, has anybody used them? How did they shave?

  2. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Weishi suppose to be decent.

    No clue on tha blades.
  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    The end tabs on the blades are minutely barbed. Beware.
  4. tazorac

    tazorac Member

    I don't understand how a safety razor and blades can be only 1 dollar...the blades must be horrible.
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  5. Jayaruh

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  6. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    I own one and use it on occasion. It's cheap. It FEELS cheap. That said, I've gotten some pretty great shaves with it. The blades aren't amazing, but I've used worse. I got an acceptable shave with them. With an Astra SP in the razor, I got really good shaves with it.

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  7. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    I have one (under a different label but the same) and was amazed at how well it shaved with the supplied blades. DFS with no problem. Now I use it with either Rainbow or Vikings Sword blades and it still works fine.

    Is it cheap? Yup. How long will it last? Don't know but for $1.00 it's a bargain.
  8. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Mine wasn’t the smoothest, but worked fine. It rusted after a half dozen or so shaves.

    Didn’t try the blades.
  9. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    They shave fine, but far more aggressive the a weishi or superspeed. Blades arent that bad either, i got 3 decent shaves out of them. The razor does start to rust in a week or two.
  10. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Oddly enough, mine hasn't rusted at all. It's been going for months. After reading this last night, I broke mine out and used it with a Gillette 7 O'Clock Green with great results.

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  11. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    I think the consensus was that the older Pacific razor was built slightly better (i.e., better materials) than the Assured one.

    As for aggression, I suspect that part of it may be the threading on the T-bar. On my Pacific (never tried an Assured), I got an aggressive shave until I really payed attention to the closing of the doors and tightening of the knob. I suspect I ended up working a small bit of excess plating out of the end of the screw thread.
  12. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    In my opinion the Pacific was slightly better. It has sightly more heft and mine was aligned better than the Assured.

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