Poll: Are exposed blade tabs a big deal?
 08-13-2017, 09:42 AM
#1
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I have read that ATT's new DE will cover the tabs. I have razors that cover them, and some that don't, and I have never given them any thought. Is this really a big deal?

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 08-13-2017, 10:40 AM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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No...whatever you like...makes no difference

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 08-13-2017, 11:10 AM
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Either way as long as it shaves.

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 08-13-2017, 11:42 AM
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  • garyg
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  • Great Lakes
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I'd vote for "Other" .. preferring them exposed, but do have some DEs that I enjoy that do have the nanny shields on .. 

Many of those with covered tabs also over-cover the blade corners, eliminating those for use in close work.  And having them exposed makes them available for blade unloading when it is stuck to the base plate ..

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 08-13-2017, 12:14 PM
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  • DayMan
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  • Tennessee
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I thought about posting on this same subject. I've read some posts mentioning this. I probably prefer them exposed but it's not a deal breaker either way.

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 08-13-2017, 12:27 PM
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(08-13-2017, 11:42 AM)garyg Wrote: I'd vote for "Other" .. preferring them exposed, but do have some DEs that I enjoy that do have the nanny shields on .. 

Many of those with covered tabs also over-cover the blade corners, eliminating those for use in close work.  And having them exposed makes them available for blade unloading when it is stuck to the base plate ..

(08-13-2017, 12:14 PM)DayMan Wrote: I thought about posting on this same subject. I've read some posts mentioning this. I probably prefer them exposed but it's not a deal breaker either way.

I thought about putting that as a choice. I'm sorry I didn't.

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 08-13-2017, 12:33 PM
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No preference, but I do take extra care under my nose when they are exposed.

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 08-13-2017, 02:04 PM
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  • SCOV
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  • Minnesota
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I have one razor with minor blade alignment issues - exposed helps set alignment.  Exposed also implies a slightly smaller and lighter head for maneuverability.  
Covered reduces accidental cutting risks.

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 08-13-2017, 02:19 PM
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Either way for me.

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 08-13-2017, 02:37 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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(08-13-2017, 12:33 PM)primotenore Wrote: No preference, but I do take extra care under my nose when they are exposed.

Yes, this ^^

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 08-13-2017, 03:21 PM
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I've had a lot of razors and never thought of this as an issue until reading some recent threads here.  I voted that it doesn't matter to me.

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 08-13-2017, 03:28 PM
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Only important with Gem blades, because Gem blades have squared corners.  (I scratched myself up with the Rocnel Gem SE.)

Comparably, looking at the Asylum Rx under magnification, I see that the blade does not even touch the blade stops.  
They also reduce a 50 mm blade to a cutting surface of 43 mm.  Besides, DE blades and Feather AC blades have beveled corners.  So what are they for?  Show?
(This criticism is for the Asylum Rx only.  Cobra razors actually need the blade stops to secure the blade.)

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 08-14-2017, 01:54 PM
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I prefer them covered, it's a big plus for me but I can enjoy either way.

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 08-14-2017, 03:05 PM
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All my current razors have them exposed, but I didnown one that covered them. I seem to remember the wider head making it a little less maneuverable, specifically around my upper lip/nose area.

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 Yesterday, 04:35 AM
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It would seem that if one is taking their time as they should, the blade stops wouldn't be a factor in the shave. Most nics and cuts occur when you rush through the shave anyway, right?

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