04-20-2012, 12:42 PM
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To those that have the Weber DLC head;

I am considering buying one, and want to know about how aggressive it is. The one I am looking at is the DLC with Bulldog handle. To give you an idea of what I like, I shave with my Futur on the upper end, the slim at 9, and I have enjoyed a Joris that I was lent.

How does the Weber stack up?

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 04-20-2012, 01:11 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Below quote from here...

Quote:Personally I thought the Weber was a little bit more aggressive than the Edwin Jagger DE89L and iKon OSS, which to me wasn't a bad thing, I preferred its slightly more aggressive feel.

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 04-20-2012, 01:23 PM
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The DLC I'm using at the moment is far less aggressive than a Slim set to 9 or a Futur on 4.

I would put it's aggressiveness as quite close to either a US short-comb or a British New.

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 04-20-2012, 01:55 PM
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(04-20-2012, 01:23 PM)ajc347 Wrote: I would put it's aggressiveness as quite close to either a US short-comb or a British New.

Thank you, that is a razor I have. That gives me a good idea where this the Weber is.

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 04-20-2012, 02:05 PM
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Could someone rate it on the "slim adjustable" scale? That is, 1-9? Thanks.

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 04-20-2012, 02:14 PM
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(04-20-2012, 02:05 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Could someone rate it on the "slim adjustable" scale? That is, 1-9? Thanks.

If I had to put it on that scale, I'd say 6 or 7. It's tough to compare because TTO razors are just less aggressive than most razors even when adjusted up. The Weber has become amongst my favorite razors. I really like my vintage razors, but this thing has really blown me away.

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 04-20-2012, 02:38 PM
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(04-20-2012, 02:14 PM)dslazar Wrote:
(04-20-2012, 02:05 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Could someone rate it on the "slim adjustable" scale? That is, 1-9? Thanks.

If I had to put it on that scale, I'd say 6 or 7. It's tough to compare because TTO razors are just less aggressive than most razors even when adjusted up. The Weber has become amongst my favorite razors. I really like my vintage razors, but this thing has really blown me away.

Thanks Thumbsup. Close is good enough. It sounds like it's something I need to have in the rotation. Heck, anything above 5 would be good.

Let's see, US made, SS, relatively affordable, mid++ aggressive, what's not to like?

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 04-20-2012, 02:44 PM
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I'm running the Weber DLC BullDog with a Feather blade on board....For whatever it's worth that and a Gillette OLD with a Tradere handle/Feather blade are my go to razors,

The Weber DLC head excells at whisker obliteration with minimal skin Irritation.I can get sloppy with technique yet get a killer shave.

A smooth efficient razor

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 04-20-2012, 02:48 PM
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(04-20-2012, 02:38 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote:
(04-20-2012, 02:14 PM)dslazar Wrote:
(04-20-2012, 02:05 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Could someone rate it on the "slim adjustable" scale? That is, 1-9? Thanks.

If I had to put it on that scale, I'd say 6 or 7. It's tough to compare because TTO razors are just less aggressive than most razors even when adjusted up. The Weber has become amongst my favorite razors. I really like my vintage razors, but this thing has really blown me away.

Thanks Thumbsup. Close is good enough. It sounds like it's something I need to have in the rotation. Heck, anything above 5 would be good.

Let's see, US made, SS, relatively affordable, mid++ aggressive, what's not to like?

At the moment only the Weber with ARC coating and a bulldog handle is available. The shave is very smooth and close. Never disappointing.

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 04-20-2012, 03:41 PM
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  • gijames
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Lightbulb
has anyone got the *feeler gauge* gap for the Weber with a blade loaded?

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 04-20-2012, 04:17 PM
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(04-20-2012, 02:44 PM)razorx Wrote: I'm running the Weber DLC BullDog with a Feather blade on board....For whatever it's worth that and a Gillette OLD with a Tradere handle/Feather blade are my go to razors,

The Weber DLC head excells at whisker obliteration with minimal skin Irritation.I can get sloppy with technique yet get a killer shave.

A smooth efficient razor

This analysis takes the words right out of my mouth. The Weber DLC seems like I would have to throw it at my face to nick myself but somehow it mows down whiskers like no other razor I own. Smooth and comfortable every time. Feels like a 4 on my Super Adjustable but cuts like a 6 or 7. Simply amazing.

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 04-20-2012, 05:30 PM
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Sounds like a very nice razor. Do i need another one?! Oh, boy!

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 04-20-2012, 06:09 PM
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I had my first shave with the Weber this morning (with a fresh Feather blade), and honestly I don't know if I could cut myself with that if I tried! I found it to be on the mild side. I generally use a Fatboy at a 3 and I really didn't notice much of a difference in aggressiveness. Just my two cents!

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 04-20-2012, 06:37 PM
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I have a Weber ARC and rate the razor as what I would call medium aggressive. Comparative to a 5 on a Gillette Slim. More aggressive than my EJ DE89 with an Iridium. I have used Astra SP and Super Iridium in the razor and prefer the Iridium. The next blade I will try is a Feather Hi-Stainless.

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 04-24-2012, 06:45 AM
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I was using an Astra SP in my Weber with great results but the switch to the Feather equals stellar results!

Even with the Feather, no irritation and I still don't need to be perfect with my technique.

(04-20-2012, 06:37 PM)ridgerunner Wrote: I have a Weber ARC and rate the razor as what I would call medium aggressive. Comparative to a 5 on a Gillette Slim. More aggressive than my EJ DE89 with an Iridium. I have used Astra SP and Super Iridium in the razor and prefer the Iridium. The next blade I will try is a Feather Hi-Stainless.

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 04-24-2012, 07:23 AM
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I used to have trouble with getting every last little stubble across the trachea with my other razors. with this a few buffing passes and I'm smooth with no irritation.

personally, the perfect amount of aggressiveness.

slim scale I'd say 7.

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 04-24-2012, 09:24 AM
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(04-24-2012, 07:23 AM)hudson Wrote: I used to have trouble with getting every last little stubble across the trachea with my other razors. with this a few buffing passes and I'm smooth with no irritation.

personally, the perfect amount of aggressiveness.

slim scale I'd say 7.

Hudson,

I have trouble too with the stubble on the trachea area. Does your whiskers grow E->W in that area too?

The Weber DLC is a fantasic shaver.

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 04-24-2012, 10:03 AM
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Geez, and here I was thinking I was the only one with the wacky E>W growth on the tracheal area....!

(04-24-2012, 09:24 AM)CyanideMetal Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 07:23 AM)hudson Wrote: I used to have trouble with getting every last little stubble across the trachea with my other razors. with this a few buffing passes and I'm smooth with no irritation.

personally, the perfect amount of aggressiveness.

slim scale I'd say 7.

Hudson,

I have trouble too with the stubble on the trachea area. Does your whiskers grow E->W in that area too?

The Weber DLC is a fantasic shaver.

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 04-24-2012, 11:50 AM
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(04-24-2012, 10:03 AM)EHV Wrote: Geez, and here I was thinking I was the only one with the wacky E>W growth on the tracheal area....!

(04-24-2012, 09:24 AM)CyanideMetal Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 07:23 AM)hudson Wrote: I used to have trouble with getting every last little stubble across the trachea with my other razors. with this a few buffing passes and I'm smooth with no irritation.

personally, the perfect amount of aggressiveness.

slim scale I'd say 7.

Hudson,

I have trouble too with the stubble on the trachea area. Does your whiskers grow E->W in that area too?

The Weber DLC is a fantasic shaver.

Actually, my entire neck grows that direction, but the trachea area is the trickiest. I envy guys that can shave N->S and get BBS.

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 04-24-2012, 12:09 PM
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(03-26-2012, 11:51 AM)hudson Wrote: I'm on another site that I believe has this very same board engine. their we have the ability to up-vote a post if we agree with it or think someone makes a great point. On the flip side if someone is off topic or just isn't adding anything to the thread/discussion you can down-vote them. if the down-votes outnumber the up-votes by like 4 votes than the disliked post will collapse so someone reading the thread can choose to read it or not.

(04-24-2012, 09:24 AM)CyanideMetal Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 07:23 AM)hudson Wrote: I used to have trouble with getting every last little stubble across the trachea with my other razors. with this a few buffing passes and I'm smooth with no irritation.

personally, the perfect amount of aggressiveness.

slim scale I'd say 7.

Hudson,

I have trouble too with the stubble on the trachea area. Does your whiskers grow E->W in that area too?

The Weber DLC is a fantasic shaver.

for the most part. It took me a while to finally get their growth down, but they are in between the diagonal between them. on the e-w axis. But I don't have to adjust to that with the weber.

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