Replacing your razor cartridges can be expensive, but what if you could sharpen those dull razors and save your money instead? NewsChannel 11's Cecelia Jones puts the Save-A-Blade to the Does it Work test.
The Save-A-Blade is an automatic sharpener which claims to sharpen blades for a close, smooth shave every time. We didn't have to look far for a test subject. NewsChannel 11 Videojournalist Curt Watson hasn't shaved in weeks and says he could use one.
This product only costs $15, but Does it Work?
According to the directions, all you do is stick your razor blade inside the sharpener and remember they say this works with all makes from single to multi-blade razors. We tested two triple blade and a five blade razor. First Curt shows us just how dull his five bladed Fusion really is.
"I've had this one for two months," Curt said. Ouch! That's got to be dull by now. The instructions tell us to wet the razor before sticking it in the sharpener. Once you do that, you hold it down for five to eight seconds.
There's only one way to know if it sharpened it or not, so Curt went back to shaving. It did shave off the hair, but not as well as a brand new razor. We tried sharpening it again and it performed a little better. But it didn't take long for the razor to dull out again, so we sharpened it again.
We just don't think the five blade is cutting it. Maybe it will be better on this disposable Gillette three blade razor. "That's much better," Curt said. But we still had to keep sharpening it.
Every time we sharpened the blade it just seemed to work better. But know this; you may not walk away uninjured. In fact, Curt shed a little blood for this test. But that didn't stop the ladies from feeling the results.
Although it didn't work on the five blade, it did work on a razor that had three blades.
Let Us Test For You to Find Out....Does it Work?