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Gillette® MACH3 Razor Blades









What’s the difference between a Gillette 2-blade disposable and a Gillette MACH3 razor?
Gillette MACH3 razors have better blades with sharper edges* for a more comfortable shave than Gillette 2-blade disposables. These blades are strengthened with an atomic carbon coating to help keep them sharper for longer. Gillette MACH3 razors have a skin guard with 10 flexible fins made from soft elastomer. They gently stretch the skin to create a smooth, even surface before the blades.

What’s the difference between a Gillette MACH3 razor and a Gillette Fusion5 razor?
The Gillette MACH3 has 3 blades while the Gillette Fusion5 has 5 blades and a precision trimmer.

What are Microfins, and what do they do?
Microfins precede the blades and smooth out the skin before the first blade cuts the first hair. So you get a close, comfortable shave.

What does a Lubrastrip do?
A Lubrastrip is a thin strip that sits at the top of the razor, releasing lubricants while you shave, to produce a great glide. When you are no longer getting an optimal shave, the Lubrastrip fades to white, indicating that it might be time to change the blade.

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west hills ca
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I have been using rthis for the past 2 years and I get about 5 shaves out of a cartridge. For my beard which is like copper wire I think that's very good. The only objection I have is that the button to release the cartridge is hard to push after 2 years of use. Tried to clean it up but couldn't. Need a new handle but I did not see any place on the website to order one.

Yes, I recommend this product!

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Your Location:
Onsted, mi
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Please don’t EVER discontinue Mach 3

I will use nothing else. I love the shave. They are not cheap but they last longer than most.

Yes, I recommend this product!

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Your Location:
St.paul mn
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Used to be better quality.

I have been buying gilette razors for over 30 years. The year or two the price has gone down, but so has the quality. Gilette likes to advertise that you can get up to 15 shaves per razor. Nothing could be farther than the truth. I used to get up to 6 or so shaves per refill. But lately after 4 shaves they don't shave too good. If I try to use more I will more than likely cut myself. I never once got 15 shaves from s refill. With this new quality issue I think I may have to try another option.

No, I do not recommend this product.

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The Gillette Team 07/27/20

We appreciate your being a loyal customer for over 30 years James, and we want you to have the same quality shave now as you did when you first started with us. We know that as we age our beard changes but that doesn't mean the expectation of the shave changes. We did upgrade the Mach3 cartridge recently with Low Contact Force(sharper) blades. If the traditional Gillette blades work better for your particular beard try the Gillette3. We appreciate you James, and if you have any questions give us a call at 800-445-5388. We are here to help.