Poll: Are exposed blade tabs a big deal?
 08-13-2017, 09:42 AM
#1
User Info
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?

2 210
Reply
 08-13-2017, 10:40 AM
#2
  • Harvey
  • Senior Member
  • North Hills CA
User Info
No...whatever you like...makes no difference

6 2,023
Reply
 08-13-2017, 11:10 AM
#3
User Info
Either way as long as it shaves.

121 13,119
Reply
 08-13-2017, 11:42 AM
#4
  • garyg
  • Active Member
  • Great Lakes
User Info
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 ..

44 473
Reply
 08-13-2017, 12:14 PM
#5
  • DayMan
  • Senior Member
  • Tennessee
User Info
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.

3 561
Reply
 08-13-2017, 12:27 PM
#6
User Info
(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.

2 210
Reply
 08-13-2017, 12:33 PM
#7
User Info
No preference, but I do take extra care under my nose when they are exposed.

39 3,919
Reply
 08-13-2017, 02:04 PM
#8
  • SCOV
  • Active Member
  • Minnesota
User Info
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.

4 389
Reply
 08-13-2017, 02:19 PM
#9
User Info
Either way for me.

17 1,413
Reply
 08-13-2017, 02:37 PM
#10
  • chazt
  • Senior Member
  • Bayside, NY
User Info
(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 ^^

7 2,134
Reply
 08-13-2017, 03:21 PM
#11
User Info
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.

50 6,063
Reply
 08-13-2017, 03:28 PM
#12
User Info
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.)

12 192
Reply
 08-14-2017, 01:54 PM
#13
User Info
I prefer them covered, it's a big plus for me but I can enjoy either way.

11 1,169
Reply
 08-14-2017, 03:05 PM
#14
User Info
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.

7 325
Reply
 08-18-2017, 04:35 AM
#15
User Info
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?

3 78
Reply
 08-22-2017, 08:17 AM
#16
User Info
just as others have mentioned, i like them covered but does not have to be for me to like the razor.  brian (kbh2o)

35 42
Reply
 08-22-2017, 09:22 AM
#17
  • SCOV
  • Active Member
  • Minnesota
User Info
98% (give or take) of the razors have the blade ends exposed.  I assumed logical reason like "removing the blade" is easier.  

In looking at my 5 razors, 4 have the base plate and top cap the same length.  The top cap on my B&R Adjustable is longer - base plate shorter which helps with blade removal (which for some reason the blade on the B&R likes to 'stick" and thus beneficial with less chance of cuts).

Perhaps ATT / Stan could answer from a designer's viewpoint.

4 389
Reply
 08-22-2017, 10:50 AM
#18
User Info
I actually cut my finger by gripping my ATT too hard trying to unscrew it.  Don't do that anymore.  Either way is fine with me.

0 173
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)