The open comb does feel different. I can get an excellent shave if I don't apply too much pressure, and try not to leave marks where the comb moves over. I have to get used to the three-piece assembly, this is my first one. I bought this for $12, shipping included. This was Christmas morning, and no one else bid on it. IAmTheJody Mod edit: The images were so huge, they were causing lag. I put them to thumbnail size and if people want to view the huge images, they can click on the thumbnail if they choose.