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    Default Gillette Fatboy settings

    Happy holidays!
    I've been shaving with a Fatboy since August. I shave with it set to 3. I notice that it goes all the way to 9. When is it ever necessary to go past 3? Most times if I use 4, I nick myself. Is it a matter of how this the beard is?

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    9 is the most agressive (thick beard) setting while going down to 1 is for the least agressive usage.

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    I use setting 5. You just need to experiment to get the most comfortable and closest shave which can vary depending on how many days it's been since you last shaved.
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    Yep adjustables are meant to try and cover multiple variables in shaving like beard thickness and skin sensitivity.

    As for the extreme setting of 9 some have course or thick beards some like aggressive razors. Others like to do thier first pass with a agressive setting like 9 then dial it down each following pass to get the closest shave.

    Also different razors give different results for different faces. I for one shave with the fatboy on 9 but I can only go up to 5 on the gillette slim :-/

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    I have a SS adjustable that I've used at 3. Only used it twice, so I never played too much. I liked 3, because it was like my non adjustable SS - I could get a quick, presentable shave without worrying about nicking myself or getting any weepers. But the nice part is that I can adjust to more aggressive should I want to or not need to take a quick shave. Then again, if I have more time, I use a straight...

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    Yeah I have only been using the Fatboy because my straight has been dull for awhile. It's a great alternative, indeed.

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    My fatboy was on three. Three is good. I was able to get BBS in a two pass shave with three. Fatboys are good too.

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    Yeah, I too think the "3" dial is perfectly fine for a close shave. That setting is about equivalent to a good non-adjustable Super Speed, which is a great shave.

    With most blades like Derbys and IPs, I generally dialed at 6. But I used to dial down to "2" when using Feather blades. This trick worked well for me, and allowed me to get BBS shaves with the Feather, offsetting my too-heavy hand from leading to irritation when using them. Blades lasted longer, too.

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    See? I told you fatboys were good. One of them even came and answered your question.

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