Stupid Progress Questions

Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use.
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scruffy
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Stupid Progress Questions

Post by scruffy » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:17 am

My Merkur Progress gives me great shaves. It cuts up my face much less than any other razor that I have except for my Injectors.

I am just wondering. How do I get the numbers to line up properly? When I insert the blade the lowest position always seems to end up at 2.5 or 3.5. Also, what is the highest setting I can use? I do not want the blade to be too loose or fall out when I am shaving. I notice I can go quite far past the numbers.
Ed

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Re: Stupid Progress Questions

Post by steelheart1948 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:43 pm

Make sure that the notch on the top cap is on the same side as the triangle on the handle. The highest setting that you can use safely is 5+.

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Straight Arrow
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Re: Stupid Progress Questions

Post by Straight Arrow » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:13 am

It's alarming that your razors are cutting up your face. They shouldn't be doing that. Try using less pressure and a decreased blade angle.
Rich

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