I have been a Gilette fan for years but a coupon lured me over to schick to try out this razor. Try it I did and I found it to be a great close shave everywhere on my face and head ( I shave it bald ) except just under my chin, which is very sharp. I also found the same with the much higher priced Gilette Fusion razor. I have tried other schick razors and found them to be very lacking prior to this, but with the new advances in Schicks machining of these blades, they have come very close in line with the quality and trim of the best Gilette blades; Fusion and Mach 3. My wife has never, ever liked women's razors, finding them short-lived and of inferior quality, so almost as soon as I bought this new Schick, she "borrowed" it from me and found out for herself that it works as well as her Fusion.It gives her as close a shave as her old razor at almost half the price. Save money and clean up just fine with the Schick Slim ST3.