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I've been shaving since the pandemic started getting serious. I'll go a couple days but it only takes me a couple minutes to shave before going out. I've discovered I like Harry's shaver and blades. I'd have just used my old Bic but good luck finding something that doesn't have more blades than I have ear hairs.

Frosty The Lucky.

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So is Dashing how your wife says, hide more of your face . . . Please? Deb prefers me in a beard too and when I shaved for the first time in years I discovered I'd developed jowls and a dewlap! No wonder I couldn't trim my beard evenly under my chin!

Our vaccines should be up to strength in a couple weeks and I can lose the razor. :D

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  I have not touched a razor since I got a wahl clippers for pandemic haircuts.  They work on whiskers too.  I just let it go until the itchiness gets to be too much.  

  I also learned, as with everything else, there is quite the learning curve to cutting your own hair. :)

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I recently switched to Resp-O-Rator, which is based on a mouthpiece that you hold in your teeth rather than a mask that fits over your face. I like it a lot, and even though I am currently cleanshaven, I can see how it would work much better for a bearded smith.

Here is my review: 

 

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I 'm still using the diving mask; essentially to not ruin new glasses with sparks: and the old are still in the mask. I'm fairly stubby as I hate shaving. 

Been trying to get a hold of one of those resp-o-rators JHCC, but they aren't for sale in europe... probably some idiotic law around PPE. 

 

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26 minutes ago, BartW said:

I 'm still using the diving mask

BartW, I just added a comment on that thread about how you might adapt your mask to be able to attach commercial filters. Check it out.

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Nodebt, I've been cutting my hair and my partner's hair. Talk about pressure :wacko:

The haircutting isn't nearly as bad as the cleanup. Takes me over an hour to de-hair all surfaces.

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2 hours ago, BartW said:

I'm fairly stubby as I hate shaving. 

Not shaving makes you STUBBY?:huh: 

I buzz my head with my Wahl's and when I'm hiding the jowls and dewlap use a guard on the beard. 

I buzz my head nekkid with a largish construction paper shield over the sink to keep the hair out. I fold it and flush the hair and hit the shower to dehair myself. If I have anything I'm going to put on in the bathroom as the same time I itch till I change.

Frosty The Lucky.

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25 minutes ago, twigg said:

Takes me over an hour to de-hair all surfaces.

   I just take a stool out in the backyard and run an extension cord.  I don't care how cold it is....  

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  I too was in the service and I got stuck on high and tights. :)  Ease of maintenance...  Although when I cut it, it looks like somebody dragged a chia head through a cactus patch.  I wear a ball cap a lot these days!

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I use the JSP infinity. Filters, fan and battery built in to the helmet with a grinding rated face shield. Not strictly rated for my level of facial hair but it works. 

Not cheap though, £800 each but definitely the best I have used. I got myself one to try and was that impressed I got 6 more for my service engineers. 

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If you folded your beard up to cover more of your face it'd be an improvement. :P 

It looks like an excellent piece of PPE. Having the air supplied by fan through the filters makes a HUGE difference. 

Smart buy, I heartily approve.

Frosty The Lucky.

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2 hours ago, Dax Hewitt said:

Thanks Frosty, I love you too. 

:) 

I swear Deb likes me in a beard better than clean shaven because it covers part of my face. She always reminds me to wear a mask if I go anywhere too. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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