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I ordered new replacement shaver heads and cutters, but accidentally dropped them while I was replacing them.

I understand you are not supposed to mismatch the heads and cutters. But since I have done that, how bad will it hurt my razor to go ahead and install them even though they are mismatched?

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Unless one was damaged when you dropped it, you will never know the difference.
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  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2015

    Thank you. That was what I was really hoping to hear from someone who knew!



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