Removed the compression ring from my Merkur Progress.

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Spud, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Spud

    Spud Well-Known Member

    I was cleaning my Merkur progress post shave the other day and I must have been a bit too aggressive (pardon the pun) as the bottom dial came out of the razor. This has happened before and it took me a bit of time to get the part back in as the compression ring can be tricky to constrict and get back in place. This time I decided to just set the ring aside and I've been shaving without it in place. I have discovered it does not compromise the shave at all; just as smooth as always and I am able to adjust the setting as per usual without any issues. Only thing is you need to be careful when placing or taking out a blade as the bottom part can fall right out.
    I just thought I'd pass along that if the compression ring is annoying to you when cleaning your razor; it functions to keep the razor in one piece and is not important to the shave. This is intuitive I know but still wanted to mention it for those who have never tried it.


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