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    Default question about a gillette adjustable

    Hey guys, i just picked up a gillette adjustable razor (i pretty sure its a fatboy)
    it is in good shaving condition with not much wrong with it ascetically, and nothing wrong mechanically

    anyways, my question is, with the numbers 1-9, what is a good setting, i have been shaving with a superspeed (i think) for about a month, and was wondering if someone could recomend a setting

    also, as a side note, i paid $10.00 for it, did i get a decent deal or did i get ripped off?

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    Sounds like you got a great deal to me, especially if it is a Fatboy. With Gillette adjustables I'd say setting 5 is a good starting point for your average DE blade (perhaps 4 if you're using a scalpel sharp blade like a Feather). IMO stick with one setting for a couple shaves to get a feel for the weight and balance of your razor before venturing into the other settings. from there you can experiment with the higher and lower settings, and try to match them with each pass to achieve the perfect shave. That's the beauty of adjustables - they are as mild or aggressive as you want them to be!

    Have fun.

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    cool, thanks for the advice, i am using dorco blades (i have used feathers, the dorcos are the only better than them for me)
    the feathers work amazing when i havent shaved in a few days, but when i shave one day right after another, it causes irritation
    the dorcos havent so far
    anyways, if i posted a picture of it, could somene positively ID it as a fat boy?

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    I'm not seeing the picture.
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    crazyengineer,

    +1 on Ryan82s' suggestion.

    If in doubt, you can always start at the lowest useful setting (for me this is '3') and then work upwards.

    You will soon find the right setting

    Have fun !

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    Russ

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    here is a pic of the razor (sorry about the cell phone quality)
    i am gonna try 4 tonight, and work from there

    thanks for the advice everyone who gave it
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    Don't forget to loosen the doors before you change the setting. I forgot the first couple times. No harm done, but the setting doesn't change much.

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    I have a fatboy which my son uses and about a 4 is a good setting. Those things can get quite aggressive as you go up the scale. Just experiment.
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    That is indeed a fat boy.

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    then i did good on the 10$?
    cool, i didnt know exactly what i was buying, just that it was a gillete, and it was adjustable

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