05-17-2014, 08:45 AM
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Anyone experience this? It seems to be getting worse. One side shows a lot more blade than the other. I have to keep cranking it up making one side very aggressive so the other side can cut.

I was about to take pictures and as I turned it down to a 1, I ended up shaving off a chunk of thumb skin. I took a few pics but it doesn't show well (of the razor, not my thumb).

Maybe I need a new razor. I PIFd all of my razors to new shavers and I don't want to buy another Futur if this is a common problem.

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 05-17-2014, 09:26 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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It is not...just switch position of top cap....always adjust the futur by placing it head down on a towel and then turn the handle to adjust....slicing the thumb is a common problem!!!!

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 05-17-2014, 12:33 PM
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(05-17-2014, 09:26 AM)Harvey Wrote: It is not...just switch position of top cap....always adjust the futur by placing it head down on a towel and then turn the handle to adjust....slicing the thumb is a common problem!!!!

Thanks but it doesn't seem to make a difference when I turn the cap 180 degrees.

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 05-17-2014, 12:51 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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Possibly you can return it...or exchange it...also try a different blade brand and make sure it is centered before you press the cap down....all being said try and exchange it for a Progress...a much better,safer and easier razor to use...(also adjustable)...good luck.

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 05-17-2014, 01:15 PM
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You need to turn the head, not the top cap.

unscrewed the handle , reversed spring top to bottom and turned the blade table 180 and put it back in the receiver, screwed handle back on

I think there is a you tube video of this.

Give that a try, it worked for me.

Here is one.

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 05-17-2014, 01:36 PM
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(05-17-2014, 01:15 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: You need to turn the head, not the top cap.

unscrewed the handle , reversed spring top to bottom and turned the blade table 180 and put it back in the receiver, screwed handle back on

I think there is a you tube video of this.

Give that a try, it worked for me.

Here is one. http://youtu.be/GuDCHb9-uJ4

Thanks I'll try that.

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 05-17-2014, 03:46 PM
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  • Rob W
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Did not know it was so easy to take the Futur apart.

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 05-17-2014, 07:40 PM
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(05-17-2014, 01:15 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: You need to turn the head, not the top cap.

unscrewed the handle , reversed spring top to bottom and turned the blade table 180 and put it back in the receiver, screwed handle back on

I think there is a you tube video of this.

Give that a try, it worked for me.

Here is one. http://youtu.be/GuDCHb9-uJ4

Thanks, looks aligned now and shaved great. What is the reason? Was it put on backwards from the manufacturer?

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 05-18-2014, 04:11 AM
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Not sure, but someone here gave me the tip when I received mine and it was uneven.
I really doubt it is by design, you would think it should fit either way.

Glad it worked for you.

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 05-18-2014, 07:54 AM
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Should have got one of these:
http://shaveabuck.com/gold-adjustable-razor-p-907.html
I've got two of them and no problems to speak of.

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 05-20-2014, 01:15 AM
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(05-18-2014, 07:54 AM)Zondervan Wrote: Should have got one of these:
http://shaveabuck.com/gold-adjustable-razor-p-907.html
I've got two of them and no problems to speak of.
I have been tempted to get one of those but being in the uk shipping will probably set me back a fortune.
My Futur lasted about 4 months before the plating started flaking off Sad

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