Your Favorite Number From 1 to 9

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by well-groomed, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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  2. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I think what Fuzzy is saying is that sometimes you just need to blow the soot out of the pipes!
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    heres a dumb question.does the fatboy replicate a blue ,regular or red tip shave ? or are they different due to the weight/size/ head geometry..etc..
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  4. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    When in doubt, stand on it!
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  5. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    I have not used the blue tip, red tip, or regular enough to answer that. I have had several Fatboys and slims and now a toggle and I usually shave the same way with all of them. 7 first pass then 9. I have tried lower settings it just didn’t seem to me that the shave was as smooth. Maybe it’s my technique but everyone has their thoughts on adjustables. I love this thread to see everyone else’s thoughts.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    i do use my fatboy and slim occasionally and haven't had bad shaves from them. i hope my other posts here didn't imply that..they just lack character to me.. i know its just a razor but, its convenience for the masses..,as it should be i guess ,those were the auto trans on any new ford, mixmasters,self defrosting refrigerators, etc..easier, more choices in one..all @wchnu said.. they got it right with the old type..i like the news and 40s ttos and techs the most,u.s, british ,canadian, doesn't matter,they are handsome,rugged,and they perform well..just my .02 cents..
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  7. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

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  8. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I run my Fatboy on 9 today for the first time. I think 9 is were it is at. One of my best shaves.
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  9. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    3 to 4 on my Futur, depending on the blade. Right in between with an Astra SP is best for my daily 3 pass shave.
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  10. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Good man. The only acceptable answer is 9!
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  11. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    I'd have to go with 1, because that's how many settings are available on all of my favorite razors.
  12. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    Spine widths? That's like 27 degrees... Those numbers don't work here but you do have the Ultimate Adjustable.
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  13. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    No, no. I meant safety razors. :D
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  14. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    9! Again I will say this!!!!
    Set her on 9 and don't go fiddling with any knobs
    Remember folks Gillette wasn't in the business of helping better shaves, or concerned about how well one razor did over the other. They were not in the razor business, but the BLADE business.
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  15. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    It is seven for me.
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  16. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member


    I agree totally!
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  17. canoeroller

    canoeroller Well-Known Member

    3 to 6 on my slim. For me, 9 would be like using a great big atomic planet smashing hammer to swat at a fly.
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  18. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Proper technique and there is no reason a 9 would tear you up.
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  19. CarlfromMO

    CarlfromMO Well-Known Member

    Well, I was going to say, 3 or 5, depending on my level of awareness on that particular morning. But, with all the neins in the above posts...
    Ah, what the heck, 3 or 5. :)
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  20. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    And no reason any other setting won't give you an outstanding shave.
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