SE / GEM Shaving Tips & Tricks

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by richgem, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    That's what you think now...wait until the Shake Sharp comes in the mail. :innocent
     
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  2. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Great post. Thanks.
    I have my first ever SE razors en route to me...and am very curious to try them out.
     
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  3. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    I got poor reduction with the EverReady 1912, but get superb results with the Pushbutton. The Micromatic is the most aggressive SE IMHO. There are indeed big differences between the different SE razors.
     
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  4. BudWhite

    BudWhite Well-Known Member

    9. Don't attempt ATG under you nose. I just won't work without injury. Instead, do XTG passes right to left and left to right.


    So true. Tried this with the 1914 and almost lost a piece of my nostril.
     
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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    :eek:
     
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  6. BudWhite

    BudWhite Well-Known Member

    more like...

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  7. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    Glad I read up on this, even though I am under the impression and have been informed that my "First" Se razor is very mild. I still need to get it in the mail however.
     
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  8. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    Somehow or other, I'm able to go ATG under my nose with my SEs with no problem. I just make very, very short strokes and keep the skin taut. Seems to work for me, though I don't doubt it may be problematic for others.
     
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  9. FatherofSquirrel

    FatherofSquirrel A right jolly old elf

    Awesome info. Once NO Vember is over, I will use this info and tackle my single edge again.
     
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  10. BearCWY

    BearCWY Well-Known Member

    Thanks for some great information, I will use this when I get my first SE in the mail next week. I's a GEM Featherweight that I am looking forward to trying. I may have a leg up on some as I have used a SR, injector, and DE's before, especially using the injector and a SR
     
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  11. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

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    Wait a second, Penguins don't have noses!

    Very good advice though, especially about making sure the blade is seated and using shaving blades.
     
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  12. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I was putting in terms that foxes could understand. :p
     
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  13. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    Then make sure you use small words. :signs002:
     
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  14. BearCWY

    BearCWY Well-Known Member

    Oh wow did I just revive a 2 year old thread! LOL
     
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  15. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I done told you so you could get it.
     
  16. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Troublemaker ;)
     
  17. BearCWY

    BearCWY Well-Known Member

    But they do have nostrils! :innocent ;)
     
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  18. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

    Does that mean they smell?:p
     
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  19. An old thread, but a great tutorial!

    I would add that, for some SE razors (Micromatic, for example), it helps to keep the cap/top of the razor close to one's skin. As the angle moves closer to 90 degrees with the skin, the razor behaves in a more aggressive manner.
     
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  20. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I have learned and agree with #9. Don't shave under the nose ATG. I now do XTG. I can still nick but, not always. When I was trying to go ATG, I always cut myself. I can anywhere else on my face but not under the nose.
    These are some really good tips.
     
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