Tough Blade is a razor that guarantees you a close shave for an entire year. This shaver is brought to you by Micro Touch and features three stainless steel blades. Each blade has a different job ensuring you get a close shave all the time. With on blade lifting, one cutting and one finishing your face will always come out smooth. German made technology ensures this product is durable and is of high quality. Featuring extra blades and a trimmer this product answers all of your grooming needs. The micro thin non-stick surface ensures the blade moves smoothly across every ridge of your face.
The Tough Blade infomercial claims that this product will give you a close and comfortable shave no matter what. You can use this razor in any direction. It does not matter if you shave from side to side or up and down because the perfectly angled blades will always get the job done. According to Brett Favre this blade is like no other and it will save you a lot of money because it lasts for a year. Perfect for people with sensitive skin because it does not tug on the hair, instead it lifts hair follicles out of the skin for an easier and more comfortable shave.
Total Cost Breakdown
The cost of Tough Blade is $19.99 plus $7.99 shipping, for a total price of $27.98.
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Shaves for 1 Year?
The sales page and infomercial claim that you will be able to shave for 1 full year by ordering their Tough Blade and 12 replacement blades. Their assumption is that you'll only require 1 blade per month. While the quality of the blades is good, it is not a revolutionary new design. If you currently use 1 blade every 3 days, expect to need 1 blade every 3 days with the micro touch tough blade razor.
Technically you could shave for a full yea using only 12 blades, but would you want to? The blades will only perform at their highest level for the first few shaves. Each time you use a blade it slowly degrades and the next shave is not as good as the previous. This not specific to this product, its common sense and occurs with all blades.
Compared to Gillette Fusion ProGlide
Gillette Fusion ProGlide 5 blade razor is currently the top performing men's shaver available for retail purchase. Gillette also claims that you can use 12 blades and get a year's worth of shaving. While the first 2 shaves using their blades, feels like you are in heaven, each shave after that slowly gets less and less comfortable, eventually causing razor burn.
- Gillette Fusion ProGlide + 12 Blades = $53.47
- Tough Blade + 12 Blades = $19.99 + $7.99 p&h = $27.98
Gillette Fusion ProGlide is a higher quality blade than Tough Blade and still does not last a full year on 12 blades, unless you shave once every 3 days.
Wal-Mart Razors of Equal Quality
While it is obvious that Tough Blade does not deliver as close of a shave as the higher quality, more expensive Fusion ProGlide blades; we tried to find a set of 12 blades at Wal-Mart of comparable quality and price.
Guess What? - Tough Blade actually won that challenge. Razor blades are becoming increasingly expensive year after year. To date there are no 3 blade razors that compare to the Tough Blade's price point. The only way to match the price is to compare it with disposable razors. Such razors are usually only good for 1 to 3 uses and don't provide a close shave. Disposable razors don't even attempt to claim the ability to last one month each.
How to Use (Step by Step)
- Apply Shaving Cream
- Wet Blade
- Wash and After Shave
The first step is to apply shaving cream to the area of the skin you wish to shave - the type of shaving cream you use is a matter of preference.
Run the blade under water to wet it, this helps the blade move more smoothly across the skin.
Shave in any direction or angle.
Wash any excess shaving cream from your face and apply after shave. Applying after shave is optional, the purpose of it is to prevent infection of minor cuts.
How It Works
The secret behind Tough Blade is the three blade design. These three blades are angled perfectly to work together to give you a clean shave but each of them has a different function. The first blade lifts the hair follicle out of the skin, while the second blade cuts the hair and the third blade finishes the cut creating a smooth finish.
Tough Blade helps you save an immense amount of money. Electric razors and replacement blades are expensive. Replacement blades only last for a limited amount of time. Tough Blade comes with enough replacement blades to give you a close shave for an entire year. This saves you from wasting money on other razors and blades.
- Extra Blades
- Microtouch Trimmer
- Rubberized Grip
- Shave Your Head Too
This product comes with an additional 12 blades ensuring your razor will last for an entire year.
Every order also comes with a MicroTouch trimmer which helps with all of your precision grooming needs. The trimmer can be used on your ears, nose, sideburns, eyebrows and neck.
You can also purchase a stand for your Tough Blade. The stand is an additional price and comes with a 2 year warranty. It will hold Tough Blade, the MicroTouch trimmer and comes with six additional blades.
The rubberized grip makes this product easy and comfortable to hold. It also gives you a secure grip so you never have to worry about the razor slipping while you are using it.
You can also use Tough Blade to shave your head. It will gently glide over any bumps or ridges giving you that polished look.
This product is perfect to travel with because of its small design. Unlike an electric razor you never have to worry about forgetting your charger at home or about finding an outlet.
This product comes in a blue and bright orange combination. For those of you who do not like vibrant colors this product might be an eyesore.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is the Trimmer Cordless?
Yes, the Microtouch Trimmer is cordless. It is battery operated.
- Electric Razor
- Disposable Razors
Electric razors are either battery operated or they have a cord. Cords can get in the way and limit mobility, and if your battery is dead than your razor is useless. These types of razors can also be costly. Tough Blade does not require batteries or an outlet, once the blade dulls just apply a new one.
Disposable razors range in price and quality. Some are cheap but result in minor cuts and rashes. Others are expensive and can cost you a fortune because you go through them rapidly.
Our research has lead us to the following: The Tough Blade will probably not stand up to its clam of providing "perfect shaves" every time, for "a full year" using only 12 blades. With that said, price is still very reasonable for a 3 blade razor system. There are much better razors available at local retailers; however, you get what you pay for. The free bonus trimmer is very similar to an old product called the Micro Touch Max which sold for $14.99.
Buy or Not Buy? - It's worth a shot. You have to buy razors anyways right?