04-26-2012, 03:33 PM
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I see we have lots of noobs that may not be aware of this trick. It probably works for all TTO razors, but you're on your own there. Heck, you're on your own period!

If you want a more aggressive razor just loosen your TTO knob. Eyeball what happens to the blade exposure as you do this (in relation to the comb). It's easiest to see from the side. It can get out of hand pretty quick, and you must be aware that you can change it inadvertantly during the shave, but it's one way to see if you want, need, or are ready for a more aggressive razor.

Have fun with it and keep the styptic pencil handy. Oh, and forget I told you about this if they ask you about it in the emergency room.

It just requires a little loosening, you needn't loosen it a great deal.

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 04-26-2012, 03:47 PM
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I tried this once Brian and this is the results

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 04-26-2012, 04:19 PM
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Brian -

I tried this once, having thought up the idea on my own. It worked really well for me. Glad to see it is a "Shadows Dad" approved technique. Up until then, the SS always provided to mild a shave to please me. Much better now. Thank you.

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 04-26-2012, 04:24 PM
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(04-26-2012, 03:47 PM)slantman Wrote: I tried this once Brian and this is the results


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 04-26-2012, 05:05 PM
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Is it April 1st? Beware newbies!

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 04-26-2012, 05:15 PM
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Most of us experienced users sadly have learned by accident.
Once bitten, twice shy!

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 04-26-2012, 05:19 PM
  • etoyoc
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Yeah, I don't use TTOs too often and have made the mistake to not tighten enough before. What is real fun is when you forget to tighten the cap on a three piece and the head not only allows the blade to flex but also pivots on the handle. But you sure do get a close shave...

Actually on a three piece with a spindle knob, this works well.. on a regular 3 piece.. bad things can happen

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 04-26-2012, 05:19 PM
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Ive heard of doing this (and have done it) with a 3 piece razor before, but never with a TTO

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 04-26-2012, 05:31 PM
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I seem to remember reading some old instructions on using a spindle 3-piece razor that mentioned using this trick (loosening the knob).

In fact, the Eclipse Red Ring has notches carved in the knob, and is advertised as an 'Adjustable'.

As people here have said, it only works in a very narrow range, after which it becomes dangerous. And yes, it works fine on TTO razors too.

Still, my advice is - if you want to adjust your razor, buy an adjustable. Biggrin

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