Monday, September 17, 2012

Dorco Pace Shave Disposable 4 Blade Razor Review


Here is another review of one of the Dorco's product: this time it is the Dorco Pace Shave disposable 4 blade razor. I bought it on the Dorco webstore for $2.50 [along with the rest of their razors] and the shipping was free, because the whole order was slightly over $25.00. Originally it is sold in a 3-pack package, but with my order they added additional piece in a plastic bag, that was taped to the main package: 3+1 promo deal I guess. I am not a disposable razor user and I only used the disposables 2 times in my life, so I have no idea if you have to throw it out after the 1st or the 2nd shave, and they don't tell you this information anywhere on the packaging, so in my trial of this disposable I went for as many shaves that the razor seemed to cope with
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Packaging without the extra 4th razor.



Back of packaging.



View from the back.

The handle/handpiece is pretty good and its made from sturdy plastic and with rubber; not like the flimsy plastic that plain orange BIC disposables are made of. It is light and balanced, and I actually prefer this kind of handpiece over the more heavier one than the Dorco 6 blade system uses. One of the things that I also prefer in this handle is that there is no cartridge release button on the bridge between the razors and the handle, because when I shave the sides of my face, I like to put my index finger there. The blades contour to the face by the means of a plastic tabs that runs from the end of the handle and acts like a spring to the center of the razor cartridge.



Side view.



Top view.



Front of the new razor blade cartridge.



Back of the razor blade cartridge.



I shaved with this disposable piece of a razor for 3 shaves, and the 2 shaves went fine but in the midst of the 3rd one, I felt that the lubrication strip was wearing off dry, and I had to apply more shave gel in order to operate the razor smoothly. So in overall you can get 2 shaves out of this disposable razor and squeeze-out a 3rd one, which will not be as good as the first 2 ones. Above in the photo you can see the worn-out lube strip.



I also decided that since the razor is pretty much done then I can also try it on the armpits, just to squeeze-out the last of life that the razor still had in it. It took me painful lot of time to shave there, so in the midst of the process I felt that the worn-out lube strips is just slowing down the razor: the rubber strip was creating drag so with a help of a toothpick I decided to punch it out from the back of the cartridge. The result was slightly faster and closer shave that I could really feel, so the absence of the worn lube strip sped things up. Overall, this disposable razor is good for 1 to 2 shaves, 3 if you really have to but result will be inferior. Based on a single shave, I rate this disposable 4 blade razor at 4.0/5.0 with a value rating of 3.9/5.0.



Before I threw out the disposable razor, I decided to snap-off the blade cart, just for trivial fun.

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