02-01-2015, 07:33 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Just got mine from my mail after being away all week and weekend. Was preparing it for a shave in the morning when I realized I have no idea how to load the blade. Any suggestions?


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 02-01-2015, 08:02 PM
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What an idiot I am, after 2 hours of looking at the razor it took me watch Paul Bambinos video about it to figure out it has knots that the blade sat into. I was wondering if it was just lose until tightening down....geez I'm an idiot.


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 02-01-2015, 09:43 PM
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No shame in that and enjoy the shaver!  Smile

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 02-01-2015, 10:16 PM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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How to load the mongoose...


1) Here are the pieces broken down.
[Image: dGJLntQ.jpg]

2) Place the blade onto the top-cap and make sure the blade holes line up with the lugs on the top-cap like below.
[Image: hPw7TuI.jpg]

3) Notice that the baseplate has matching holes for the lugs on the top-cap.  It's VITAL that both are mated properly.
[Image: N7aIvlK.jpg]

4) When the lugs are engaged properly, the threaded rod should be centered in the baseplate opening.
[Image: iFvRPbz.jpg]

5) Here is a side shot of the head showing the blade correctly installed.  Notice the back of the base plate is nearly flush with the back of the top-cap.  Shave-ready!
[Image: LtHknoE.jpg]

6) Here is a side shot of the head when the baseplate is NOT engaged correctly with the top-cap.  Notice the offset between the plates and the blade edge protruding WAY too far.  This is far too dangerous to shave with.
[Image: vwOGNo8.jpg]

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 02-02-2015, 01:28 AM
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Excellent post, great pictorial.
A must read for Mongoose users.

We need such a post for Feather Pro blades unpacking also ;-)


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 02-02-2015, 04:28 AM
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Great tutorial Erik.

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 02-02-2015, 06:53 AM
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  • tsimmns
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Erik, than a for that guide. I had completely missed the nubs that the blade loaded into until watching a video from YouTube, I had though undercover a defective one. However, not the case, used it this morning and other than missing a patch of hair myself it worked wonders. No irritation and you can barely tell it's cutting at all. Might order some super pro blades since I'm out of feather blades just to try something different. Thanks again guys.


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 02-02-2015, 07:37 AM
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[Image: be721ede10b13407a2abfb5613db4436.jpg]
Does this look properly loading or should the blade be hanging over the edge more?


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 02-02-2015, 07:43 AM
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After looking at the photos again looks like I am properly aligned


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 02-02-2015, 07:54 AM
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(02-02-2015, 07:37 AM)tsimmns Wrote: [Image: be721ede10b13407a2abfb5613db4436.jpg]
Does this look properly loading or should the blade be hanging over the edge more?


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It looks good, properly alligned.
The first twelve shaves I had I would disassemble the razor and clean it, each time I put the blade back in I would overthink it. I finally settled on leaving the blade in until it was spent and then disassemble the razor, clean it and replace the blade, for some reason it became easier to get the blade alligned.


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 02-02-2015, 10:35 AM
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(02-02-2015, 07:54 AM)lfs70 Wrote: It looks good, properly alligned.
The first twelve shaves I had I would disassemble the razor and clean it, each time I put the blade back in I would overthink it. I finally settled on leaving the blade in until it was spent and then disassemble the razor, clean it and replace the blade, for some reason it became easier to get the blade alligned.


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I have used the Mongoose daily since the first of the year and I do exactly the same thing.  I just clean everything when I change the blade out.  Makes things much easier to keep up with that way.  I might approach it differently were I going use the razor less often.

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 02-02-2015, 02:54 PM
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What do you guys use to clean the goose with. I always used scrubbing bubbles with the cobra and was wondering if that would work for the goose as well?


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 02-02-2015, 02:57 PM
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  • Agravic
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Soap, water, microfiber cloth .. Smile

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 02-02-2015, 03:30 PM
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What kind or soap Ravi


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 02-02-2015, 04:01 PM
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  • Rob W
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I just use a soft tooth brush and then dry with a towel after each shave.

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 02-05-2015, 10:37 AM
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Excellent tutorial.

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 02-10-2015, 03:07 PM
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Very easy to load! 

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 02-11-2015, 02:58 PM
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  • ojinsa
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Great illustration Erik! This should be stickied.


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 02-17-2015, 08:40 AM
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Excellent post and pictures.  These should be included with the razor when shipped.  I am an "unconscious competent" and actually did it right the first time but did not get it right for my second blade change.  Having done it a few times it now makes sense and is quite easy.  I am now using the Mongoose as my everyday shaver and absolutely love it.  

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