Hey all, I used the Futur I've been shelving for months FINALLY yesterday. I put the Merkur blade in it that came with the razor. I shaved with the setting on '1'. It did much better than expected. I assumed the big razor was not going to shave with any accuracy, but I managed to shave according to my beard lines and on my neck with zero issues. The razor is incredibly solid. I really surprised that I shaved so well with it on the first try. The '1' setting was all I needed to get the job done and done well. A more aggressive setting might not be needed.