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Postby hydrojet » Tue May 04, 2010 9:03 pm

How do you go about ordering the upgrade for the progress. Could someone post a link or phone number on how to get ahold or mer
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Postby Mer » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:35 am

Hi Guys,

Updated the info in the first post. Lee is out right now and Merkur is shut down for the next couple weeks. We are searching for them and will have the stock replenished as soon as possible.

Let me or Lee know if you have any questions.

Thanks!

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Postby Racso_MS » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:53 am

I just noticed that "MAY" was hydrojet's first and only post. I hope it wasn't something we said. I also hope he's still visiting the site.

Anyway here is a late: WELCOME TO THE FORUM

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Postby hydrojet » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:29 am

Im still here I guess I need to pm mer to get directions on where to ship or phone number to talk directly to him to replace that ugly plastic knob with one of his great looking end piece.
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Postby somebody » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:20 pm

what is the wait normally like for a Mergress? Does it come out quarterly? Monthly? How much pain must I endure?
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Postby Mer » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:52 pm

Hi Somebody,

We're doing our best to get all the Progresses we can. If you find one you are always welcome to send it to me for conversion too.

Stay Tuned,

Eric

somebody wrote:what is the wait normally like for a Mergress? Does it come out quarterly? Monthly? How much pain must I endure?
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Postby Tye » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:54 pm

somebody wrote:what is the wait normally like for a Mergress? Does it come out quarterly? Monthly? How much pain must I endure?


I think the pain you endure would be based on the setting you have the razor at and your skill wielding it.

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Postby somebody » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:35 pm

The pain I was referring to was the wait for what will hopefully be a cure for my RAD. That's right, the mighty mergress, the anticipation is killing me.
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Mergress does not turn to one when tightened

Postby Cicerosecundus » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:22 pm

I have your Mergress and when I change blades and tighten down to one, it normally will go way past one such that when it is set at 1 it is equivalent to a three. Is there something that I can adjust?

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Re: Mergress does not turn to one when tightened

Postby gil3591 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:30 pm

Cicerosecundus wrote:I have your Mergress and when I change blades and tighten down to one, it normally will go way past one such that when it is set at 1 it is equivalent to a three. Is there something that I can adjust?

Thank you,

Cicerosecundus

mantic on his utube videos. it's the one about the progress. shows how to twist the handle, if you dare :lol:

or send an email to eric. maybe you can send the razor to him.. it's a simple adjustment i'm sure. i've had two custom mergress's and they both stoped on 1 with a blade in them.
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Re: Mergress does not turn to one when tightened

Postby Mer » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:12 am

Hi,

So when you tighten it down all the way it is on 3?

Sounds like the head needs to be spun 180 degrees when you put it back on.

Try this and see where it's at when tightened all the way down.

When I make these they're adjusted so when tightened all the way down they are at 1 or below. It's tough to get them to be on "1" all the time due to the nature of the mechanism. They're not like the old Gillette's that had a click adjustment so 1 was always 1.

Let me know how it goes.

Eric

Cicerosecundus wrote:I have your Mergress and when I change blades and tighten down to one, it normally will go way past one such that when it is set at 1 it is equivalent to a three. Is there something that I can adjust?

Thank you,

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Postby Cicerosecundus » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:00 am

Right you are. When it sets up tightened down way off the one mark, I then follow your counsel, spun the top piece 180 degrees from where it was, with the result that tightened down it is one position to the left of the one, instead of about three positions to the left of the one. So, now when I set the razor to two, it is really three rather than five, as it was before I spun the top piece 180 degrees. It is a pity that the factory design of the numbering system is inherently not accurate.

Thank you for your counsel,

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Postby markymark01 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:21 am

how much for the regular mod(with the razor) and how much for the one with crystals in the ring? (shipping to Canada..)

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Postby gil3591 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:46 pm

markymark01 wrote:how much for the regular mod(with the razor) and how much for the one with crystals in the ring? (shipping to Canada..)

thx

you may get a speedier reply if you pm eric. i think you can get a regular mergress from lee's razor
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Postby Mer » Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:09 pm

I figured I'd beat people to the punch and make this post before people question the increase:

"Hi Guys,

The new price will be $104.95.

Lee and I have been talking about this lately and need to raise the price. There was a mis-communication on both our parts that resulted in the $115 price. We've been going at this for over three years now and have held the price pretty good while everything else is going up. Merkur is now going to make Lee purchase 570's (the ones with the plastic case and blades) in addition to the 500's because we're using so many. These are approx. $10 more so we're trying to balance everything out and make it as fair as we can for everyone. We all know shipping has gotten pretty crazy in the last year or two as well.

Sorry if this upsets anyone and hopefully it won't be considered gouging.

I guess if we had raised the price $4.95 or so each year it would have been a little easier than one larger jump but I wanted to keep the original price as long as we could.

Hopefully you'll understand my/our position.

Thanks always for your support,

Eric"
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Postby gil3591 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:25 pm

can someone pm me mer's e-address? i had it before and lost it. i'm certain he won't mind if you give it to me. i have to send him a razor and will get a quicker response rather than waiting for him to respond to a pm on this site. thanks
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Postby m3m0ryleak » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:06 am

gil3591 wrote:can someone pm me mer's e-address? i had it before and lost it. i'm certain he won't mind if you give it to me. i have to send him a razor and will get a quicker response rather than waiting for him to respond to a pm on this site. thanks


PM sent with info.
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Postby brothers » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:23 am

I try to refrain from posting many negatives, because I think everyone has their own opinion, and blanket statements are usually better left unmade. In my own experience, and YMMV, I do wish that the Futur and the Progress had some aggressive knurling on the handle. I've come to prefer it, especially with the heavier razors.
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Postby greyhawk » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:48 am

brothers wrote:I try to refrain from posting many negatives, because I think everyone has their own opinion, and blanket statements are usually better left unmade. In my own experience, and YMMV, I do wish that the Futur and the Progress had some aggressive gnarling on the handle. I've come to prefer it, especially with the heavier razors.

I have a matte Futur and I agree. As cool as it looks, I wouldn't take it in the shower, that's for sure...I'm sure it would slip out of my hand.
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Postby Mer » Tue May 10, 2011 8:21 am

I have made knobs with an abrasive finish that have turned out really well. It looks like the Futur's finish but more "grippy". Feels like 400 grit wet sandpaper.


brothers wrote:I try to refrain from posting many negatives, because I think everyone has their own opinion, and blanket statements are usually better left unmade. In my own experience, and YMMV, I do wish that the Futur and the Progress had some aggressive gnarling on the handle. I've come to prefer it, especially with the heavier razors.
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