Anyone use the Treet SE blades from CVS? I have a micromatic that I haven't tried yet, and got a pack of these.
yes, i have and I was pleased with them, until I got a pella to try from cvixx. I think they are nice blades, and it is great that they are so readily available.
I might be interested. Another member is graciously send me a couple TP GEM blades to try in my newest purchase.sorry, the gem ones you want are the GEM PTFE coated blades, I had not seen the carbon steel ones. You probably will also want the stainless injector blades. Interested in splitting an order of the gem blades?
Identical in every way. I have an ever ready and a gem that only differ in the brand stamping. I believe gem eventually bought out ever ready, although I also heard at one point that ever ready was the over seas branding of the gems.
my ever-ready doesnt seen to try as hard as my gem.
The TREETs are fine. Not quite as smooth as the Pellas, nor quite as durable, they afford a fine shave. That said, if you can migrate to the Pellas, it's worth doing so, IMO.
Ever-Ready was the branding used for Canada, UK, other non-US outlets. The only difference, if any, is superior finish and plating, and better/nicer packaging/cases. Design, use, and results are the same as the US GEM stuff.
thanks for the advice, I'll keep it in mind when I get my new razor.Josh the Gem G bar is the best one for a newbie. The Micromatic is good too but some people, even experienced Gem users, have problems with them so be careful. If you researched previous threads about the Gem you will see that I have been a Gem advocate for a long time.
I'm trying to hold it the way I usually do my injector, almost flat against my face, just barely angled to keep the guide bar and blade on my skin but most of the head off my skin. Am I doing it right?Hold it against your face and let it glide. If you are holding it anything like a standard DE you are doing it incorrectly.
Sounds like I've almost got it. My cheeks came out nice & smooth, but my neck/under my chin feel a bit rough. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.Place the top flat against your face and angle it just so the blade contacts the skin at a cutting angle. The base of the handle should be almost perpendicular i.e. sticking straight out relative to your face at all times. Yeah it feels odd but the GEM is a natural at this angle and you'll soon get used to it. I'll have to look and see if I've got any GEM razor instructions I can scan for you.