Let me tell you. This is probably the best thing i purchase here on Amazon. I never had a close shave in my life.
If your new or beginner dont be scared. This is so easy. Just like you i did my research, watched so many video and took me like 3 months befoee i bought this thing. Wish i wouldve done it sooner. This is amazing ans cheaper in the long run.
For blades i got the astra blades. It comes in 100pcs. Yes 100pcs thats enough to last me the whole year. In one blade i can get like 5-6 shaves.
Anyways, do yourself a favor and switch to this. I threw away Gillette cartridge, never ever ever going back to 5 blades bs. This safety razor will be your best friend. I love it so much that i shave more now lol