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    it could be that your dulling your edge by making a head on cut. Now that I think about it the guillotine was a bad example as a head on cut. It's probably the best example of the shaving stroke you need to make. The blade is at an angle and slices through it doesn't chop it, you know what I mean...or that's how I see it, could be part of the problem on top of beard prep

    Just thought of something else - you said about the more prep you did the worse it shredded your skin - lighten up on the pressure and let the blade do the work, and keep the number of strokes you're doing in one area to a minimum.
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    Maybe.... I think the videos JimmyHAD posted to boob toob had the blade in a direct cut pass... I may have seen it wrong also since it is hard to catch all details in a few passes even.

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    Could be, I've never seen Jimmy's video. Just trying to help, and make suggestion's....
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    wow ,angle and pressure is the only thing that ever shredded my face , I would think that has a lot to do with , I,m like you I have cable wire beard but I don't dull my good blades that fast ,, only my lesser ones, but any time your irritating the skin your using too much pressure and angle or the blade just isn't ready ,, as for the feather shavettes the blade is great , but dulling to soon, I tried mine one time to see how long it would last and I got 7-8 shaves without any issue ,, but I tend to just change every shave because I don't use one very often, and I wonder abut them rusting tc
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    Something that really helped me stop irritating my skin was truly focusing on where my pressure was applied. I initially was placing pressure of edge to skin vs. spine to edge while gliding over the skin. Think about what you are feeling as you shave and adjust accordingly; forward pressure not downward pressure. Another helper was going from a 3 pass shave to a 2 pass. If you can't get it in two the third will be no different and just cause skin issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EngineerJim View Post
    I'm holding the blade at 30 degrees or less and generally going WTG and pulling my skin. There is no reason a blade would dull that fast unless there is something going on, is there? It even takes 4 blades to shave my head!
    How are you calculating that 30 ? Is the spine quite close to your face while you shave ie blade almost flat ?
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    Blade is near flat to my skin and I don't press against my skin aside from the minor pressure of trying to keep my hand from shaking. It is barely enough pressure to dimple my cheeks a little bit they are soft and my neck does not dimple at all. The funny thing is, my skin never gets irritated. I don't get razor burn. At all. I just get leaking blood along my neck. It never hurts or gets irritated. I gave myself razor burn on my cheek the other day trying a dry shave but that is the only time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EngineerJim View Post
    Blade is near flat to my skin and I don't press against my skin aside from the minor pressure of trying to keep my hand from shaking. It is barely enough pressure to dimple my cheeks a little bit they are soft and my neck does not dimple at all. The funny thing is, my skin never gets irritated. I don't get razor burn. At all. I just get leaking blood along my neck. It never hurts or gets irritated. I gave myself razor burn on my cheek the other day trying a dry shave but that is the only time.
    Sounds about right on angle & pressure. The only time I see blood like that is if using more pressure than needed
    If you get this across the board with all blades I wonder if it's not a soap allergy tho it doesnt explain the rapid blunting ?
    On the plus side it sounds like your blade is sharp.

    My head shaves are hard on DE blades & I won't bother with a straight but my prep is non existant.
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