05-13-2016, 10:58 AM
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  • EricM
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  • Encinitas, CA
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Hey guys,

I have a Mergress XL.  After switching a blade out and tightening it back up, its low point shows "3" versus "1".  Any idea how to reset it?  I've played around with it and it still resets to 3.

Thanks,

Eric

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 05-13-2016, 11:41 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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Make sure the mark on the top cap is on the same side as the triangle on the bottom plate....also compress the top plate when tightening the head assembly down....at least that is what I do.(they used to include a diagram instruction with the original Progress razors)

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 05-13-2016, 01:11 PM
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  • Mer
  • Mr. Mergress
  • Illinois
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Yup, you've got the cap on 180 degrees from where it should be.  Loosen it up, rotate 180 and you should be good to go.

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 05-13-2016, 02:23 PM
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  • EricM
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Thanks fellas!  Easy fix!!!  All is good in the world now!   Cool

Eric

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 05-18-2016, 04:58 AM
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  • ben74
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(05-13-2016, 01:11 PM)Mer Wrote: Yup, you've got the cap on 180 degrees from where it should be.  Loosen it up, rotate 180 and you should be good to go.

Signs011

I've got both the regular and long Mergress, took me a few goes to realise the head alignment too.

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 05-18-2016, 07:51 AM
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  • EricM
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I used my Mergress XL this morning with a Voskhod Teflon Coated blade and MDC.  Such a nice shave.  It's been fun to adjust on the fly.  I started with a 3 and scaled down to 1.5 by the end of the shave for XTG and buffing.

Eric

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 05-18-2016, 01:04 PM
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Same here. Took me a couple of shaves before I realized what I was going wrong.

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 05-19-2016, 07:52 PM
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  • kav
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Your mistakes  keep fortunate new owners from same. May we have feedback on the settings IE the setting  equal  to a mild Edwin Jagger and other well known razors of agreed nature? I am nursing my sunburn and prepping all my kit for it's baptism.

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 05-19-2016, 08:01 PM
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(05-19-2016, 07:52 PM)kav Wrote: Your mistakes  keep fortunate new owners from same. May we have feedback on the settings IE the setting  equal  to a mild Edwin Jagger and other well known razors of agreed nature? I am nursing my sunburn and prepping all my kit for it's baptism.

Haha, I would start at the lowest setting and slowly dial it up. I found even dialed all the way down it is not super mild. I rectified the mistake of selling mine a few months back by buying a new one Smile.

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 05-25-2016, 04:04 AM
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Greetings,

I was lucky enough to pick one of these up the other day and have a couple of questions.

1) Can this razor be disassembled for cleaning?  The instructions mention something about cleaning and oiling after every blade change.

2) Are there 5 or 10 settings on the adjustment part?


Thanks in advance.


Alan...

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 05-25-2016, 07:22 AM
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  • kav
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There are 5 numerals and 4 internumeral hashmarks  with a final + sign. I think this is old german for 10 settings.
Disassembly involves removal of the top cap and no more. The instructions recommend oiling and common sense not to.
You have a razor made of hard chrome and stainless steel. Hard chrome is the barrel lining of the famous Kalashnikov
carbine; a weapon designed to be thrown in the mud, lost and when found after a cursory cleaning ready to fire. Oiling
a Mergress is asking for debri to gum up the works with no other advantage. I think some product liability lawyer with
no knowledge of the product came up with this; like brush makers  who blame shedding on everything but attention to assembly.

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 05-25-2016, 04:18 PM
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(05-25-2016, 07:22 AM)kav Wrote: There are 5 numerals and 4 internumeral hashmarks  with a final + sign. I think this is old german for 10 settings.
Disassembly involves removal of the top cap and no more. The instructions recommend oiling and common sense not to.
You have a razor made of hard chrome and stainless steel. Hard chrome is the barrel lining of the famous Kalashnikov
carbine; a weapon designed to be thrown in the mud, lost and when found after a cursory cleaning ready to fire. Oiling
a Mergress is asking for debri to gum up the works with no other advantage. I think some product liability lawyer with
no knowledge of the product came up with this; like brush makers  who blame shedding on everything but attention to assembly.

Thanks.  I can now see the resemblance in the razor's tensioning device and a modified extractor spring... Cool

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 05-28-2016, 05:24 AM
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Sounds like problem solved -- question though - is it still possible to get a Mergress?  If so, how?

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 05-28-2016, 05:45 AM
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  • eengler
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(05-28-2016, 05:24 AM)Niemander Wrote: Sounds like problem solved -- question though - is it still possible to get a Mergress?  If so, how?

Watch this Vendor Thread for upcoming availability.

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 05-28-2016, 08:03 AM
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(05-28-2016, 05:45 AM)eengler Wrote:
(05-28-2016, 05:24 AM)Niemander Wrote: Sounds like problem solved -- question though - is it still possible to get a Mergress?  If so, how?

Watch this Vendor Thread for upcoming availability.

Awesome - thanks!

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