09-21-2015, 01:49 PM
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  • gp569900
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My new ATT 7-piece set just arrived. I currently use an EJ DE89 and a Merkur Futur. Which setup should I start with on the ATT? I have both handles and the M,R, and H plates.

I will try all of the combinations. Just would like suggestions. [Image: dSMTfcA.jpg]

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 09-21-2015, 02:00 PM
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(09-21-2015, 01:49 PM)gp569900 Wrote: My new ATT 7-piece set just arrived. I currently use an EJ DE89 and a Merkur Futur. Which setup should I start with on the ATT?  I have both handles and the M,R, and H plates.

I will try all of the combinations. Just would like suggestions. [Image: dSMTfcA.jpg]

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 09-21-2015, 02:01 PM
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I'd start with the mild and go up. You essentially have three razors there so you might consider giving each plate some blade exploration. You might find (like me) that you can shave with just about anything but blades matter. I can do a crazy sharp blade in a mild razor but not in an aggressive one. I do tend to prefer the milder razors myself. Looks like you have a lot of "work" ahead of you!

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 09-21-2015, 02:02 PM
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I would always go mild to aggressive.  So that would mean, M1 to R1 to H1.  Fun problem to have.  Good luck and keep us posted.

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 09-21-2015, 02:11 PM
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  • nunhgrader
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I usually go aggressive to mild (to see what the other side likes as I usually love aggressive razors). I found, to my surprise, the M1 to be a perfectly balanced and stress free shave! Easy on the angle and very forgiving! I like to use the S2 slant when I have time. You have a lovely kit!

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 09-21-2015, 02:17 PM
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  • kwsher
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I'll buck the curve... I too have the (7) piece set and started with the R [mine are all OC]. I figured that it would likely be the best fit for my shave style and it was. I backed off to the mild and don't think it will see much face time and the H doesn't add much for me. Ordered the R1 recently and the R's are the bees knees IMHO.

Have some fun- great kit!

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 09-21-2015, 02:27 PM
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I would (and did) start with mild, and move up.  I landed at R, eventually.   You need to get used to the feel of the razor, and mild is the best way to begin.   A superb razor:  congratulations on the acquisition!

Stanley

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 09-21-2015, 02:36 PM
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Congratulations and just have fun with it.  Thumbup

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 09-21-2015, 02:48 PM
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Great news. Enjoy your ATT! Congrats!


Lorenzo.

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 09-21-2015, 03:05 PM
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  • gp569900
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Which one would most closely resemble the agressiveness or lack thereof on the Edwin Jagger? For reference, I found the Pils too mild.

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 09-21-2015, 03:29 PM
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(09-21-2015, 03:05 PM)gp569900 Wrote: Which one would most closely resemble the agressiveness or lack thereof on the Edwin Jagger? For reference, I found the Pils too mild.

The DE89? I feel the R is more aggressive and the M far less. The M for me is extremely mild and likely the mildest razor I own...

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 09-21-2015, 04:06 PM
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I agree with working your way up from M to R to H.

Let me also go on record and say that the ATT Slants are probably one of my all time favorite razors. I know you do not have one (yet), but for me it provides a much more enjoyable shave than any of the other ATT heads. Super efficient, and very comfortable. I highly recommend considering the slant head. If you decide that one or more of the M,R,H plates do not work for you, Stan from ATT has some of the best customer service out there. He will likely swap the head for you, free of charge. You will also need the matching top plate, but just food for thought.

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 09-21-2015, 04:06 PM
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to repeat all the sage advice prior...no pressure

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 09-21-2015, 04:42 PM
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  • gp569900
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Thanks guys. I'm actually from Tennessee, Home of the ATT.

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 09-21-2015, 05:18 PM
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  • DayMan
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(09-21-2015, 03:05 PM)gp569900 Wrote: Which one would most closely resemble the agressiveness or lack thereof on the Edwin Jagger? For reference, I found the Pils too mild.

I think the m plate would be closest to the EJ. I've never used the EJ, but my m2 is just a little more aggressive than my Merkur, which should be similar to the EJ.

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 09-21-2015, 05:25 PM
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Don't hesitate to add the S1 or S2 in the future. They are superb.

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 09-21-2015, 05:48 PM
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(09-21-2015, 05:25 PM)Silence! Wrote: Don't hesitate to add the S1 or S2 in the future. They are superb.


+1 on the slants.  I love mine...

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 09-21-2015, 06:48 PM
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As the others have said, start off with the milder head, firstly. Congratulations on the set!

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 09-22-2015, 03:03 AM
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I am glad this thread came up as I went extreme and bought/traded until I got all 6 MRH plates and all 3 handles, but have yet to begin the journey as I have other SS razors in my rotation I am working through to find their sweet spot. I was thinking of starting from aggressive to mild as I prefer razors like the R41, but seems experience lends the other direction. Time will tell what those gems have in store. What a journey to have!!!

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 09-23-2015, 06:24 AM
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Based on what you have I'd start with the M and work up.  I found the M to be too inefficient for my needs, eventually settling on the R1.  However, this was after trading the S1.  If I did it all over again I'd just get the S1 and either the Kronos or Atlas and call it a day.

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