11-25-2017, 11:08 AM
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Don't tell me what you've read/heard others say.

I'm curious from YOUR experience after experimenting with all three options, what's best for you:

A) start with small gap, and increase the gap with subsequent passes, or

B) start with large gap, and decrease the gap with subsequent passes, or

C) find the one gap that works, and use it for all passes


What you say?

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 11-25-2017, 11:18 AM
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I usually do C but have had success with A.  B seems counterintuitive to me but I haven't tried it.

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 11-25-2017, 11:20 AM
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Definitely C for me. As for finding it, start low and work up one notch for each shave.

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 11-25-2017, 11:24 AM
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C for me, but i've only owned 1 adjustable (Gillette BB) and i just found the best setting for me and kept it on that. This is one of thos "YMMV" questions and you'll get different answers. In the end you have to figure out what you feel is best for you not others

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 11-25-2017, 12:06 PM
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Mostly do A bit started with adjustables doing the B method.

Some might ask, Why go adjustable and leave it on one setting?


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 11-25-2017, 01:27 PM
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C for me.  Setting 3 on both the Fatboy and Slim Adj.

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 11-25-2017, 01:30 PM
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C. I always set an adjustable to the highest setting, and go at it. I only have four adjustables (Slim, Variant, Rockwell 6S and Schick M), largely because I don't like paying for the added "gimmickry" of an adjustable (and I don't mean that in a pejorative sense--only that why pay for mechanical parts that I don't use and that detract from a razor's simplicity?). Also, none of them are as efficient as many of my "non-adjustable" razors.

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 11-25-2017, 02:03 PM
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(11-25-2017, 12:06 PM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote: Some might ask, Why go adjustable and leave it on one setting?

Because different blades have a different optimal setting? While I only have two adjustable razors - a Slim and a Mergress - I like how I can use both mild and aggressive blades in them with the turn of a knob.

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 11-25-2017, 02:05 PM
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(11-25-2017, 02:03 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote:
(11-25-2017, 12:06 PM)Mitchcumsteen Wrote: Some might ask, Why go adjustable and leave it on one setting?

Because different blades have a different optimal setting? While I only have two adjustable razors - a Slim and a Mergress - I like how I can use both mild and aggressive blades in them with the turn of a knob.


Good reasoning....


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 11-25-2017, 02:21 PM
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I am a "C" kind of guy. What ever works for me thats what I use.

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 11-25-2017, 02:26 PM
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  • nikos.a
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C.


The two adjustable razors I have at this moment are the Rockwell( basically an adjustable razor system) and the Slim. I have stopped changing settings during the passes.

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 11-25-2017, 03:05 PM
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I started with B and did so for several years but now I do A. Usually a three pass and dial up the aggression on each pass. How much depends on the razor.

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 11-25-2017, 05:02 PM
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  • jar
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What ever strikes my fancy that day.

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 11-25-2017, 07:12 PM
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I’m a “B” guy. Using a Parker Varient, I use a medium sharp blade and then start with an aggressive gap and end mild. 2nd pass is somewhere in between.

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 11-25-2017, 08:29 PM
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C    !

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 11-26-2017, 06:28 AM
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C) find the one gap that works, and use it for all passes

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 11-26-2017, 06:38 AM
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I don't use adjustale razors now,  but did use them in the past.  I always utilized the C option.

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 11-26-2017, 07:02 AM
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Mostly C

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 11-26-2017, 07:04 AM
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C, I used the Rockwell 6s with baseplate 4 for my first shave then used plate 5 for every shave after. I didn't touch plates 1,2,3, and 6.

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 11-26-2017, 07:13 AM
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B.  I only do two passes, so the first WTG pass is a large gap, and the second ATG is a smaller gap.  Settings 6 and then 4 on my Rex.

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