09-13-2012, 06:34 PM
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So I am a vintage guy... and more to the point a SE guy. So don't let the guys at TOST hear it but I just got a great shave from a Merkur Progress. It is an older model but looks brand new. I kinda guessed at how it all went together, left it on what I think is one and went at it with a Sputnik blade. DFS all the way around. I will say that I think the Gillette slim or such is a better razor but I did enjoy this.

So a question. When you screw the top down how do you determine when the number is right,. I mean when I tighten it all the way down it is on like a 5. Do you just back it off to one and then go from there to have the correct setting? If that makes any sense.

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 09-14-2012, 02:11 PM
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  • gijames
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  • TN, USA
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hmmm, I have never had my Progess (LH version) that far off calibration... I am just about over the '1' every time I tighten up all the way.

not to make you sound ignorant (Jane) hehe, but did you line up the tiny dot on the cap with the marker on the springy-baseplate?
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 09-14-2012, 07:36 PM
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  • Andrew
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  • Austin, TX
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I was thinking the same thing - make sure the cap is positioned with the mark on the same side as the mark on the base.

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 09-14-2012, 08:01 PM
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Great advice, here, but the vintage ones may not align properly. If it is screwed all the way down, it would indicate the #1 setting and then you can go up from there four numbers to get the #5 setting or higher if you want, i assume. Mine does not set precisely at #1 so i adjust it accordingly. Good luck.

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 09-15-2012, 05:12 AM
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  • slantman
  • Expert Shaver
  • Leesburg, Florida
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After owning several Progress razors I have come to the conclusion it doesn't matter. Each Progress is slightly different from another but doesn't affect shave.

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 12-04-2012, 02:07 AM
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Ok I got side tracked on this thanks for the reply's guys.

This is an older model I was told. SO where it is when fully screwed down is the low wetting and I just count up from there to get the right one?? Such as one more number up is actually 2 and so forth?

Also I did check to make sure the cap was on the right way and it is.

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 12-04-2012, 06:20 AM
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  • Triad
  • Triad Razor Handles
  • Texas
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They are notorius for not being callibrated i even had a mergress that was out of callibration but man do they shave nice i just adjust with my eyball on the gap.

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 12-04-2012, 08:25 AM
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(12-04-2012, 06:20 AM)Triad Wrote: They are notorius for not being callibrated i even had a mergress that was out of callibration but man do they shave nice i just adjust with my eyball on the gap.

Yea. They are not bad for a razor that has a 2 sided blade.

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