06-18-2015, 07:00 AM
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I read an interesting thread about "shimming" a razor. This involves using blades with the edges cut off to act as "shims" that cause there to be more space between the cutting razor blade and the base plate of the razor. I was curious about how it would feel if I shimmed my AS-D2, so I put two shims in my AS-D2 and it worked like a charm. I don't know if I'll leave them in but I thought someone else with an AS-D2 (or AS-D1) might like to try it. Here is a link to the threa on shimming a razor http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...im+a+razor

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 06-18-2015, 08:57 AM
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Lots of people shim the Feather. 

Another popular approach, especially with the AS-D1, was to swap out the Feather baseplate for an iKon Deluxe OC baseplate.  Feather made some changes to the AS-D1, so the iKon baseplates don't fit as well on the AS-D2, but the Deluxe OC baseplate still seems to work OK.  Warning, this ups the aggressiveness by a LOT, not by a little like a shim does.

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