DIY: Never Purchase a Razor Blade Again!

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One of the dilemmas I face is that buried in the archives are a ton of great articles that are lost to newcomers to the website.  One of these days, I really do need to set up a better menu and organization system.  The problem with doing so, however, is that it takes me away from researching and writing new material.

I have two solutions.  First, hire a vice president in charge of work to do it for me.  Second is to simply bring some of the most popular articles forward into present time.  I like the second solution a lot better.

Today I share another popular Backdoor Survival do-it-yourself article.  This article is for everyone who has grimaced over the cost of razor blades.  Can I see a show of hands?  Here is the original article, for your education and for your enjoyment!

DIY Never Purchase a Razor Blade Again

How to Sharpen Razor Blades for the Long Term


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DIY: Never Purchase a Razor Blade Again! — 5 Comments

  1. Thank you for the tip.
    Any money we can save is appreciated.
    In an emergency we may not be able to get blades so saving what we have
    is also appreciated.
    If you have more tips stashed away like this please recycle.
    Thanks again

  2. It’s great idea, and I use something very similar, the inside of my left arm. I strop the razor in the same manner 4 to 6 times before shaving and have had great success. Mine is a double bladed thing with a teflon guide. After about 4 months the teflon things wear out and fall off which doesn’t effect anything. One addition step is to ALWAYS clean and rinse the blade in the shower head or faucet to remove any hair and soap to prevent corrosion of the blade. After rinsing blow the water out of the blade, rinse and blow it out again from both directions.

  3. This was one of your most useful tips you’ve ever posted, Gaye. In the past few months, I have probably saved at least $40 because I haven’t had to buy replacement blades for my razors. I certainly can use that money for more useful things. Thank you!

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