I just purchased one to replace a 3 blade guillete left overseas that was damn good.
I find the 4 blade Schick horrible. I feel like its going to cut all the time, even though it has not yet. I am hoping it and its back up razor head get blunt pretty quick so I can ditch them. I agree with the reviewers below who say its the worst razor they have ever used.
Reviews below from Amazon back this up. (there were good reviews as well but I used editorial license as follows)
- I have a thick beard coupled with fairly sensitive skin, so your results might vary, but I found myself going over areas 3-4 times where the Mach 3 handled them in 1-2 swipes. I also got a few nicks around my jaw line that I never got with the Mach 3.
2.Bottom line: this razor is as effective as a car without tires. Don’t be fooled by the “ooohh, it has 4 blades” fad. More isn’t always better. 2 punches in the gut is more than 1 punch in the gut, but does that mean you would rather have 2? Stick with Gillette folks. For the best value (especially if you can buy them wholesale), the Gillette Custom Plus Pivot is the way to go.
3.I would like to save you the trouble that I had to go through I buying the Schick Quattro razor.
It was by far the worst shave I had ever had in my life. It did cut close but only after being dragged across my face four or five times. It wasn’t worth two cents. It was very rough on my face and I don’t even have a thick beard. All I did was irritate my face and cut myself.
It is far better to buy cheap plastic disposables. No joke they work better than that piece of junk.
I got one of my friends who didn’t believe me to try it and he had the same opinion.
4.WORST I MEAN WORST Razor i ever used in my life. Always a big fan of the Mach 3 but then Schick Quattro came out. Wow 4 blades! Going to give me a better shave… One use… 3 cuts, feeling my bread are being pluck out rather than shaving it! You know what? I rather pluck my beard off and not getting any cuts! Warbull(a reviewer) is right i wouldnt even use it to shave my dog!
5.Years ago, I shaved with the Schick FX Diamond, I liked it. Then I moved on the the Gillette Mach 3, marked improvement and have been happy with that for years. Now I come to the “next generation” of razors. I thought it would be a decent product because of the quality of the Diamond. I couldn’t be more wrong. I can not remember the last time I cut myself shaving. It felt as rough as those plastic ones you buy in 20 packs. I took one swipe with it and wanted to stop completely, unfortunately I did not have another razor handy. It felt like rubbing sand paper on already sensitive skin and it didn’t even shave closely. I will NEVER use this razor again. I want to run out and stock up on Mach 3 cartridges so I can survive until the 5 blade razor eventually comes out. Hopefully Gillete will make it.