Originally Posted by Davidko19
I used a mach 3 but wonder if a DE would be much better? I have a rough spot on my neck where my lymph nodes are that always gets irritated or never fully shaved, so anything would help.
The neck is the toughest place to shave man. A DE is better, but it requires skill to use, unlike a cartridge razor. Should you get one, expect the shaves on your neck to start out bad, but progressively get better. At least that's what I experienced. It's a matter of developing the right technique and "touch". Once you get the hang of it though, a DE is going to beat that M3 all to hell.
I'd also avoid avoid DE razors like the 50s-70s era Gillette Superspeeds and Ranger Tech. They are pretty damn aggressive (the 40s era SS is wonderful though).
Of course, most are going to get a Merkur HD, but I love old Gillettes and collect them so I have a bit more experience and knowledge with Gillette rather than Merkur. Still, that being said, I have gotten my best shaves ever with a Merkur Futur, the only Merkur I still own.
I can't help but think, if I had listened to my own advice and got an HD from the beginning, I would probably have been happy with it and not developed a bad case of Razor Acquisition Disorder to try out as many different ones as I could.