I just got a.............

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Tylervanstone, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    I just bought a Gillette Refurbished RePlated FatBoy 1960! lo0ks like new isn't the fatboy a mild razor? that's why I bought it is it?
     
  2. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    :happy096: Great purchase! It can be as mild or as aggressive as you desire, hence adjustable. :D
     
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  3. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    Set me back 150$ but It looks like new
     
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    My youngest son (soon 22) uses his on 1, but he like a nice mild razor. Thing to realize the blade also effects the shave as well Derby Premiums are nice mild blades.
     
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  5. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Setting 1 - 9 give different blade exposure. You can also tailor your experience by choosing different blades.
    I started using my 1959 (E-4) at a low setting with smooth blades like Personna Reds - grocery store generic Israeli type. As I gained skill and improved my technique I've upped the setting and sampled many blades. I now get error free 3 pass shaves on setting number nine with a Feather Hi-Stainless blade.
     
  6. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    I am using derby as my DD I will use it on setting 1 I like a mild shave don't care if it takes a while to get the job done
     
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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    It was within your price range. May I ask where you purchased?
     
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  8. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    esty they have tons of vintage razors and custom shaving soaps
     
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  9. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I've heard or Richards Razors. I can't remember where, but they look great.

    I have sensitive skin and I remember when I first started DE shaving, I thought for sure I was going to peal my face off ... never happened. Maybe a nick here or there till I got a real good technique, but now I shave with anything.
     
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  10. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    you guys cant see my personal information can you?

    when I posted the link did it have my personal info on it
     
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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    No it took me to etsy, then typed in Gillette Fat Boy and sorted by price.

    Sorry if I worried you.
     
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  12. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    ok I{'m sorry little paranoid have had my card number stolen before

    not saying you are a thief or any thing bad forgive me just nervous
     
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    No worries :D

    Funny I was looking up Richards Razors and realized he advertises he does his razors out of Auburn, NY. Well I use to live in that area for about 15 years. Just thought it was interesting.
     
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  14. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    well I'm from north new jersey
     
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    It shouldn't take too long for you brush to arrive. I now reside in Charleston, SC and hope to return to Buffalo, NY area soon.
     
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  16. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    I live in Atlanta Georgia I'm from nj
     
  17. Talneharus

    Talneharus Well-Known Member

    Good choice on the Fatboy. Mine arrived yesterday. Picked her up off eBay for $50 not replated but still in excellent shape. I find setting 1 was way too mild for me, however I started there on advice. So I'll share with you what was shared with me. Start at one and try it. If it's too mild click her up a notch and see what that does for ya. Adjustables are awesome for that.
     
  18. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Lock and load a Voskhod in that sucker, crank it up to 9 and let her buck! :D
     
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  19. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    The beauty of adjustables is that they'll work for most any beard and face. I start out with my fatboy set on 3 and worked up from there. Nowadays, i use my fatboy set on 7.
     
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  20. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    How many Peachtree streets are there in Hotlanta?
     
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