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    Quote Originally Posted by tonycraigo View Post
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    Mick... in every recycling facility I've ever seen, big magnets rip the steel from the other stuff long before any human hands need be employed. Might be different here in the states, but recycling is big bidness and streamlined to enth degree. Our disabled folk work all over, but not often is any worker put in danger - those lucky enough to have work.
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    Here it's a lot smaller. The expense of installing large electromagnets is too much for a town of under ten thousand so they hand sort things moving along conveyor belts, often that's conveyor belt singluar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickRussell View Post
    Here it's a lot smaller. The expense of installing large electromagnets is too much for a town of under ten thousand so they hand sort things moving along conveyor belts, often that's conveyor belt singluar.
    I understand, Mick... thanks for getting us up to speed...

    Things here are very different. I get really mad when one of my guys drops a hunk of steel into the paper bin... I make them dig it out and drop it in the right bin!

    I hope you keep your guys in check too, Mick... when they see me coming spitting fire they know they've done a bad thing...


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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    You clean and polish the razor after every use? Do you do that with your car also?-just kidding.

    I use a DE on and off and I expect to get 3 shaves from the blade. With me it's more an issue of remembering how many times I used it. I only thoroughly clean a DE maybe every 6 months or so.
    Generally, I don't wash, my car, I let the rain do that. But I hate my car, I LOVE mr razors... :-)
    Remembering how many times one's used it is the key I think...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbs View Post
    ...In that drawer I keep a fine width magic marker and after I shave take out the blade, pat it dry and put a single | on it denoting I used it, || would mean 2 and ||| means 3 and so forth. Then I wrap the blade back up in the wrapper and merely store it in that drawer...
    That sounds very organised, but one would expect no less from a special agent. I did consider writing on the paper wrapper, I might do that and keep the used blades in a plastic container or a matchbox. I guess razor blades don't degrade over time as much as straights, do they? I was mistakenly thinking of them in the same manner... :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonycraigo View Post
    I understand, Mick... thanks for getting us up to speed...

    Things here are very different. I get really mad when one of my guys drops a hunk of steel into the paper bin... I make them dig it out and drop it in the right bin!

    I hope you keep your guys in check too, Mick... when they see me coming spitting fire they know they've done a bad thing...

    I'm widely regarded as a cranky expletive if that's what you mean. lol

    On the fire ground I always tell my crew that I have I over-riding rule: everyone goes home alive. Try to break my rule and I get very cranky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlmaloschneider View Post
    I guess razor blades don't degrade over time as much as straights, do they? I was mistakenly thinking of them in the same manner... :-)
    "Most" razor blades should not degrade in a few days. There are exceptions, though, just like straights. A straight razor Ice Tempered, Stainless responds a bit differently to not only honing, but the lenghts of time of degredation. As the majoity of the razor blades are stainless, they, if dry, should be pretty good for a while. Old vintage or the Treet non-stainless blades can be a different story. High carbon DE blades will degrade a lot quicker than those that are stainless.
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    I would try the blade, and see if it works for you a second time. If it does, great. If not, blades are cheap, and use very little material, far less than if you used a disposable cartridge, certainly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sargon View Post
    I would try the blade, and see if it works for you a second time. If it does, great. If not, blades are cheap, and use very little material, far less than if you used a disposable cartridge, certainly
    Hi, it's ages since I posted that post, but since you took the time to reply to it I thought I should take the time to reply to your reply! I'm using each blade twice, it's no hassle and it's easy to see how many times I've used it (i.e. if the packet is opened I've used it once!). Then I throw it away. I take the blades out the razor and put them back in both the wax paper and the outer wrapper, plus the box (after drying them).
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