View Poll Results: How many shaves are you getting with your GEM PTFE group buy Blade?

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  • 1 Shave - I always toss a blade after 1 use

    5 4.76%
  • 2 Shaves - never more then 2 shaves with any blade

    8 7.62%
  • 3 Shaves - I got a lot so not stretching them

    15 14.29%
  • 4 Shaves - about like my DE blades

    22 20.95%
  • 5 Shaves - a full work week's worth of shaves

    14 13.33%
  • 6 Shaves - starting to show its age

    7 6.67%
  • 7 Shaves - good value for the money

    15 14.29%
  • 8 Shaves - boy am I gonna save some money now

    2 1.90%
  • 9 Shaves - wow this thing is incredible

    1 0.95%
  • 10 Shaves - the superman of blades

    2 1.90%
  • MORE than 10 Shaves - it will last forever

    14 13.33%
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Thread: How many shaves do you get on your SE GEM PTFE blade?

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    Default How many shaves do you get on your SE GEM PTFE blade?

    How many shaves are you getting on your group buy GEM PTFE coated single edge blades?

    What SE razor are you using these blades in to get that many shaves with?
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    Just had a 10th shave... Ever Ready 1912, showing no signs of getting tossed yet. In all fairness this blade was from last years Group Buy
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    I have not voted yet as I am still using it. I am on my 9th full shave, and 4th partial shave (where I had only used a SE for one or two passes).

    I guess technically I could say right now 10 plus, but I will wait until I toss the first blade.
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    I get around seven shaves from each blade.
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    Havent voted yet; Im on shave number 5 and its still going. GEM 1912

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    I've been using a OCMM and with head and face shaves I get at least 7 shaves per blade,not bad when you count in the head shave too.
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    I get about 7 shaves!

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    7 Shaves and counting. Believe that it will be 10+, these are great blades.

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    I usually toss them after about five shaves, but could easily see them going more. I voted on the blade, of which I have many, although I did not do the group buy.
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    I finally tossed my first blade. 11 shaves and the few partial ones. I hand strop 30 times per side before each shave, not sure if that made any difference at all.

    I think I pushed this blade to the limit, and will probably not go past 9 shaves unless I must. Still got a DFS from the last shave but felt a little tugging.
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    I regularly do 3 shaves and change - left over from my DE days .. I have gone 5 or 6 SE shaves - but really, why push it at all?

    Gee, my SE razors with coated SE blades just goes right through the whiskers ... LOSER & Proud!
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    i usually toss these after 15 shaves. they just keep on going.

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    I don't usually get more than 4 or 5 shaves from a blade. But I don't throw them out 'cause we use them here at work and even if they're too dull to shave with, they'll still cut foam core just fine.

    Anybody here use one of the stropping tools they used to ship with the Streamline sets?
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    I use these blades- though not from the group purchase- and usually toss them at 7 shaves- not because they are dull but only from fear they will become dull. the blades are just magnificent in My Gem Damaskeene!

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    Wow, around 45% use them 7 times or more. I thought I was alone in stretching them out that long.

    I am a complete cheapskate don't ya know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onefallinghope View Post
    Havent voted yet; Im on shave number 5 and its still going. GEM 1912
    Realized that I was using a regular walgreens SS blade. switched to a GEM PTFE Blade from the group buy and just finished shave 4. fresh as new still. Will vote when I toss it.

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    I have so many of these blades from individual purchases as well as the group buy so I toss after 4 shaves rather than stretch it out any further.
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    I usually go four shaves with a SE blade (generally go three with a SE blade). However, when on vacation, I have gone as many as seven shaves with an SE blade and could have possibly gone a couple more. I like a good sharp blade so probably give up on them sooner than I need to.


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    Several times (same blade & packaging, but not this particular buy) I've compared a blade that I thought ought to be dull by now against a new blade stored in another razor...and concluded there still wasn't a perceptible difference after 8 or 9 shaves. To my surprise.

    Mine seem to go 8-11 with 10 being typical for me. This is using them at a pretty low angle, as low as possible. When I've gone back to experiment with higher angle, the go downhill faster.

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    one face & head shave for me.... i like the feel of a new blade..
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