TARMAX Pass around

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by twhite, Jul 2, 2021.

  1. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    It's here. Will do first shave tomorrow.
     
  2. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Jim
    To get the numbers to line up just take the adjuster plate and cap off and rotate 180 degrees on the base.
     
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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Will do.
    Edit: I did it. No problem. Only about 16 hours until my TARMAX shave.
     
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  4. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Great video Jim.
    Hope you get a great shave out of it.
     
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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Thanks, Edison. Had my first shave, and it was a great one. The only real problem I had was taking the blade out to rinse it. The Astra SP is a tight fit on the top plate. I set the adjustment to 5.5 and went at it. I rode the cap mostly. I could hear the whiskers being cut but it was not loud. The handle stayed on 5.5 for both passes and touch ups. It was overall a very pleasing and successful first shave with the TARMAX. Thanks again, Tom.

    Here is the evidence.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2021
  6. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Jim feel free to take a file to the standing section that hold the blade. just a small bit should free it up for you.
    still watching FYI I have spare springs.
     
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  8. hins2jw0

    hins2jw0 Well-Known Member

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  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Cold Water Rinse
    L'Occitane Shaving Soap
    Jayaruh #414 Silvertip Badger
    TARMAX by Tom
    Astra SP
    CWR
    Lustray Spice After Shave

    The L'Occitane Shaving Soap lathered well with Jayaruh #414 Silvertip Badger Brush. Two passes and touch ups with the TARMAX Razor by Tom (5.5) with an Astra SP Blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse I finished off with Lustray Spice After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

    When I cleaned up today, I again had difficulty separating the cap from the base plate. So, I took the advice of Tom and took a file to the undersides of the cap and base plate. I put it together and found it was easier to separate the two pieces. I will shave with the TARMAX tomorrow and prepare it for the next victim, uh, tester.
     
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  10. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    My take after using this is this like a shavette meets a Gem style single edge razor. The shave angle for both is almost the same so you have to shave them almost the same way. It is like a shavette in that the blade has no bend in it when loaded and like a gem razor because of the safety guard.
     
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  11. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    The difference in usability is that the head of Gem razors is angled vis a vis the handle. Not a big deal for me on the beard but the "natural angle" of the Gems makes them a lot easier to use on my head shave. I'm old and have bursitis so there's that.

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  12. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Also. GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!
     
  13. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Exactly.

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  14. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Update.

    As I liked how my TARMAX turned out function wise. Also that having some conversations with @BBS I designed an Injector and SE version.

    I just finished my first go with the injector. Very nice shave. From mildish to aggressive in a single razor. I need to work on the SE more for loading. Too tight of tolerance.
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  15. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    An injector! Whoooaaaaaa!
    :drool:

    Manual load, yes?
     
  16. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Yes. So technically not a true injector. Just takes the blades.
    I need to give it some finishing touches. If you guys are interested I will pass this around also. We will use the same pass around list.
    Let me know.
     
  17. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Definitely if it goes to pass around status, add me to the list please.
     
  18. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Will do.
     
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  19. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Very cool Tom. Same handle as TARMAX DE?
     
  20. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Yes same handle and same geometry. I only modified the size to accommodate the injector blade. Same will hold for the SE version. I like the simplicity of the adjustment.
     
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