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

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

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Why not? Doesn't everyone have a backup, for his backup Fatboy?
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  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Gosh I don't know how I survive in a Fatboy free home.


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  3. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    Pretty Mades all in a Row

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  4. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    I just bought a 4th one I have to stop this is bad
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  5. Engblom

    Engblom Well-Known Member

    Personally, I would have waited to try the first before buying even one more. Shaving is very much YMMV and despite many liking Fatboy, it is not a sure thing you like it also. Now you will have 4 identically shaving razors, which might be good or bad depending on how you like it.
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  6. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I personally would at least have gotten the other adjustable from Gillette for variety.
  7. dustmite

    dustmite Well-Known Member

    I'm among the minority who don't care for the Fatboy. I had one for years, and while I like the looks of them, the head geometry didn't work for me. I think the Slim is a much better engineered razor, but I prefer non-adjustable razors...
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  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I say enjoy your Fatboy collection. However, you might consider the myriad of other vintage Gillettes that will "diversify" your portfolio.
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  9. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Or even go beyond the world of Gillette. There's a lot out there.

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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    Or a Rex or Rockwell Model T ...

    I just looked at the 6S and it's still calling my name. :D
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  11. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    As you have seen, there are many answers to this question. It is adjustable, so you should experiment with it. I change my settings based on the sharpness of the blade I am using.

    My best advice is to start on 5 and see if you need to go up or down.

    My personal preference is a 7 with a Gillette silver blue blade.
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  12. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    I like my adjustables, too. I now have 6. Always been curious about the Gibbs.
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  13. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    I love my Fatboy. Its a G1. I found setting #5 was the best for me and most of the blades I use. Mine is not refurbished but is in excellent shape. You can still get them in this condition for about $80.
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  14. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    I recently sold my last Fat Boy — birth year model (a relic!).
    Never used it so no reason to really hang on to it.

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  15. blashe

    blashe Well-Known Member

    here are mine Gillette adjustables

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  16. Tylervanstone

    Tylervanstone Active Member

    got a 5th one today original price 140 paid 50
  17. Stu929

    Stu929 Well-Known Member

    5th one?

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  18. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    But why?
  19. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    His words...
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  20. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Why not? Who are we to question another person's desires? I say: "Go for it!" :happy088:
    Here's my 1958 Adjustable. (D3, unrestored)
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