• If you want a really close shave, this will do it.
• It has a long life.
• It is cost-effective, a one-time outlay of $40 to $200.
• Bragging rights: using a straight-edge is considered a manly art.
• The blade is sharp, making it easy to cut yourself and can potentially cause serious injury.
• It needs to be regularly honed and stropped to keep the edge sharp and straight.
• It takes time and practice (on your face and neck!) to master this tool. Accidents may happen in the beginning.
• Rash, irritation and ingrown hairs can develop after the shave.
• They are safe and easy to use.
• They provide a close shave.
• They are convenient, just use until the blade becomes less sharp and then toss.
• Little pressure is needed, so less irritation develops. There is less chance of a rash or ingrown hairs.
• Early safety razors require practice in order to avoid nicks.
• They need to be replaced every four to five shaves.
• Modern versions with multi-blades can get expensive.
• It is necessary to use water and a face cream or gel to avoid nicks and get the best shave.
• Since they are portable, they make shaving easy when you travel.
• Rechargeable models can be used on the go, in the car or anywhere since it doesn’t need to be plugged in.
• No shaving cream or water is required.
• It takes less time to shave.
• All the hairs on your face get cut to a uniform length.
• You don’t have to constantly buy new blades.
• Some models let you use them in the shower for added convenience.
• They don’t produce the closest shave.
• The cost is high, though they last for many shaves.
• It’s not unknown for rechargeable models tend to lose power when you are in the middle of a shave.
• They require regular maintenance: cleaning after each shave and occasional tune-ups.