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Old Apr 1, 03, 3:23 pm   #1
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Traveling w/ a Mach3 Razor

Does anyone have a good idea on how to travel w/ one of these? I have never seen a razor case that a Mach3 can fit in?

I thought it was just me until I found out other doodes had the same problem as well!
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Old Apr 1, 03, 3:25 pm   #2
 
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What if you took it apart?
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Do you mean the Mach3 disposable, or is there another kind? I just travel with my disposable in the standard holder... what am I missing?

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Old Apr 1, 03, 4:55 pm   #4
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Due to the shape of the Mach3 when you take it apart, it still doesn't fit in normal travel "things" for razors.

I have found that if I just travel with it in the case leaving the blades exposed that they get bent and beat up.

Surely, I can't be the only one with this problem!
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I carry the handle in my toiletry bag and then put a blade or two in the plastic holder that the blades actually come in.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by eastwest:
I carry the handle in my toiletry bag and then put a blade or two in the plastic holder that the blades actually come in.</font>
My trial and error has come up with this solution, as well.
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Old Apr 1, 03, 6:24 pm   #7
 
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I always leave mine at home and travel with a BIC disposable. It takes up a lot less room.
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The TSA typically makes you put a restrictor plate on the Mach 3. Otherwise it stresses the airframe.
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Hey Chex ol buddy....I use the same razor and have a simple solution that has worked flawlessly for me on hundreds of trips. Shake the razor head dry and wrap a tissue around it.

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Old Apr 1, 03, 8:03 pm   #10
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by eastwest:
I carry the handle in my toiletry bag and then put a blade or two in the plastic holder that the blades actually come in.</font>
I use the Mach 3 too but i have come up with a slight variation of the above. Since one blade usually lasts me about 2 weeks I used a small snip (cutting pliers) to pare the plastic holder so it can hold just one blade, that becomes my "travelling blade holder"
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Old Apr 1, 03, 8:38 pm   #11
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I bought a Mach3 recently at Target that included a freebie of a Mach3 closable plastic case with slots to vent dry and underneath it holds 3 additional cartidges. Works well.
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Maybe I was lucky, but my Mach3 came with a single blade sized plastic cover that neatly slots onto the head of the razor when traveling. I bought it at Heathrow Duty Free some years ago and it has served me well.
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It's unbelieveable what people will do to save some space. I just throw the handle and the plastic case that holds 4 blades in my toiletry bag. I travel every week and always carry on my luggage. I've never been stopped by a TSA b/c of my razor (once b/c of the shaving cream can though).
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Originally posted by eastwest:
I carry the handle in my toiletry bag and then put a blade or two in the plastic holder that the blades actually come in
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by landspeed:
My trial and error has come up with this solution, as well. </font>
Ditto for me. Mikesilv, how do you get 2 weeks out of a blade??? If I push it, I get a week and a half and the top lube strip is like totally gone!



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Old Apr 2, 03, 2:34 pm   #15
 
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Try the Schick XtremeIII, they are similar to the mach3 and are disposable. Each one comes with a secure blade cover that works well for travel.

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