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Old 03-07-2019, 01:46 AM   #1  
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It looks like I'll be hitting the road/commuting.

Just wondering regarding TSA what types of razors are recommended?

Electric (Remington....Braun...etc)?
Plastic (with replacement blades)?

I use an old school razor (metal with replacement blades) but don't think TSA would allow it be brought on board.
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Old 03-07-2019, 01:56 AM   #2  
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It looks like I'll be hitting the road/commuting.

Just wondering regarding TSA what types of razors are recommended?

Electric (Remington....Braun...etc)?
Plastic (with replacement blades)?

I use an old school razor (metal with replacement blades) but don't think TSA would allow it be brought on board.
They don't seem to have any problems with plastic disposibles.
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:59 AM   #3  
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If you carry an electric razor, either take the batteries out when in transit, or turn them around or turn one around, so it won't run inadvertently if the switch is bumped.

I use one of the gilette razors with the five blades, the kind that has a disposable cartridge. That razor stays sharp for a long time, which means less stuff to carry, though I carry several spare cartridges anyway. For shaving cream I use one of the little barbasol travel cans; they're small, last a long time, take up little room in a shaving kit. For longer trips (month or two) I may have a couple of cans, and can always get something on the road.

At home I use a bar of shaving soap and a brush, but it's a pain when in and out of hotel rooms, so a little can works better.

A razor with disposable cartridges is light, takes up very little room, gives a great shave, and will never be an issue with TSA.
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They don't seem to have any problems with plastic disposibles.
Thanks....but I'm trying to avoid throwing away plastic razors every few weeks.
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If you carry an electric razor, either take the batteries out when in transit, or turn them around or turn one around, so it won't run inadvertently if the switch is bumped.

I use one of the gilette razors with the five blades, the kind that has a disposable cartridge. That razor stays sharp for a long time, which means less stuff to carry, though I carry several spare cartridges anyway. For shaving cream I use one of the little barbasol travel cans; they're small, last a long time, take up little room in a shaving kit. For longer trips (month or two) I may have a couple of cans, and can always get something on the road.

At home I use a bar of shaving soap and a brush, but it's a pain when in and out of hotel rooms, so a little can works better.

A razor with disposable cartridges is light, takes up very little room, gives a great shave, and will never be an issue with TSA.
I've been leaning toward electric...what brand would you recommend?
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I've been leaning toward electric...what brand would you recommend?
Beats me. I don't use them. I've never found one that works.

I just told you what I use.
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I've been leaning toward electric...what brand would you recommend?
I have used Philips-Norelco razors for years, they're great. The thing with electric razors is that you need to give yourself some time to get used to them, like a month or two. At first it seems like they're never going to work but after you and your skin adapt you will never go back to regular razors. Plus, it's a money saver. Never had any issues going through security checkpoints.
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Thanks....but I'm trying to avoid throwing away plastic razors every few weeks.
Don’t have a rechargeable in your roll aboard in case you have to check it.
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:40 AM   #9  
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Thanks....but I'm trying to avoid throwing away plastic razors every few weeks.
Yeah, after the mega buyers remorse of that mommy & daddy will live with forever over the irrepressible six figure Riddle parchment wasted on your future (see APC topic “razors”), I don’t blame you....
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