If I may ask a question

Discussion in 'Cartridge Razors' started by aelfred.t.allspa, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. aelfred.t.allspa

    aelfred.t.allspa Well-Known Member

    What makes you fine folks stick with carts? Do DE aggravate your skin or is it the convience of time? I don't mean to start an argument, simply to hear from the other side of the pasture here. So the question. Why still use carts?
  2. MarshalArtist

    MarshalArtist Psychiatric Help 5¢

    Well, I find they make taking my groceries to the checkout much easier…uh, oh not that cart?
    I still have them on hand for when I need to be quick.
  3. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I use a cartridge for my head shaves, after trying DE razors and having bad results a generic Atra blade has provided a smooth and irritation free shave.
  4. Sabre

    Sabre Well-Known Member

    I get just as good shaves with a cart if not better than a DE, injector, Feather AC, shavette/sifter with a cabinet blade. I prefer a Mach3 or Trac II/Atra compatbile twin blade.

    I have used Durham Duplex, Wecks, and even straights. I will forego the straights in future...
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2016
  5. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Broke the Like button

    +1 I also use various ones for head shaves..for me it's a matter of time constraints. :)
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  6. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I can't help with your question, Carts and I don't get along. Don't hesitate to ask questions. TSD people won't fight...I think. The only bad question is the one never asked.
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  7. subvet

    subvet Well-Known Member

    I get as good a shave with a cartridge as with DE and SE blades and with a single pass; they are no more expensive per shave than DE and SE blades; they are more convenient to buy, pack for travel and store at home; the handles are far more ergonomic than the typical DE handle although the early Schick injectors were pretty comfortable to hold and there is little maintenance involved unlike a typical DE or SE handle. I've been at this since about '55 and have tried about every shaving device on the market so I think I know what works best for me at this point.
  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Carts work. They do pull and drag over growth that is more than stubble, but they work. For me, I prefer the DE razors for numerous reasons, the least of which may even be nostalgia. So I won't go back to carts, because my shaving has become FAR more enjoyable since making the move back to DE/wet shaving.
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  9. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Variety and nothing more.
  10. MVeeI

    MVeeI Well-Known Member

    The design of cartridge and disposable razors make it easy to get and maintain the proper blade angle while shaving. I currently use Gillette Sensor 2 disposables and get 15 shaves per razor. They are inexpensive (bag of 12 for $7.99 at the supermarket with a $2 manufacturer's coupon) and high quality.
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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I keep a TRAC II cartridge around for my fiancée's under arms. She prefers to use a cartridge for that, rather than a DE.
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  12. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member


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  13. ironthinker

    ironthinker Well-Known Member

    Carts never worked well for me. They'd "whisker fill". So I came to DEs and fell in love with my Merkur Progress. Since then I have imported the Gillette Guard cart from India. I rate it as a tie with my Merkur Progress and better than my other twelve DEs.
    I agree, DEs are more fun because they have so many variables. But I understand why the poor of the world are sold on the Gillette Guard.
  14. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    Flying travel only.
  15. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    I fly a lot ... I've had gold level with Skyteam for the last few years. Often two or three day trips, with cabin baggage only.
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  16. subvet

    subvet Well-Known Member

    Funny, this question came up in reverse when carts were introduced; why still use DE and SE razors? We use what we feel works the best for us, simple no?
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  17. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Nuff said.
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  18. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    I DE shave because I enjoy it. When I load an Astra SS, Astra SP, Personna Lad Blue or any other great blade into my Merkur Classic 33C, I take pride in what I'm about to do. Kind of like playing a really nice guitar or riding a really good mountain bike. I just try harder when I use something high quality. I can get great shaves with a disposable Personna Twin Blade, but I don't enjoy it.
    Last edited: May 15, 2016
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  19. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    I definitely agree.. They have floors full of engineers that spend a lot of time in R&D. Spreader bars are there for a good reason. I am happy with 3 blade preferably Mach 3
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  20. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

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