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    with my fat boy I use #9 for the WTG, #3 XTG, and #1 ATG. I use my fatboy more than any of my other DE's. Great first DE there shooter
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    Quote Originally Posted by alb1981 View Post
    with my fat boy I use #9 for the WTG, #3 XTG, and #1 ATG. I use my fatboy more than any of my other DE's. Great first DE there shooter
    I too have recently acquired a Super Adjustable DE but until I read this post had not considered changing the settings after the first pass - it's so obvious when you think about it.

    Found myself bidding (and winning) an Aristocrat last week because it's so beautiful - looks like DE RAD could be raising its head.
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    I can see some point in changing the settings depending on which pass you are on, we use different angles with a straight. It might be just easier for a beginner to find one setting that works for all 3 passes with the brand of blade in use as that one setting may change when the brand of blade changes. Too many variables to deal with at first. I have also read that it is easier on the adjustable razor to open the doors fully first, then make the adjustment and then fully close the doors. Personally I will stick to using one setting for all three passes as the idea for me in using a DE is for a quick convenient shave with the minimum of steps involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    I can see some point in changing the settings depending on which pass you are on, we use different angles with a straight. It might be just easier for a beginner to find one setting that works for all 3 passes with the brand of blade in use as that one setting may change when the brand of blade changes. Too many variables to deal with at first. I have also read that it is easier on the adjustable razor to open the doors fully first, then make the adjustment and then fully close the doors. Personally I will stick to using one setting for all three passes as the idea for me in using a DE is for a quick convenient shave with the minimum of steps involved.

    Bob
    Thats the beauty of the adjustable razor, its your choice! find what works for you and enjoy the ride

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    Maybe the subtle difference is that with a straight you automatically reduce the angle after the first pass because you see so much more of the blade. In the very few times so far that I've used the DE, I noticed that I don't have the same feel for the angle, therefore it makes sense to turn it down a notch or two via the adjuster - I guess this doesn't really add much to the overall shaving time. The point I was trying to make originally is that a very simple idea had not occured to me before.

    Edit - this was intended as a response to BobH above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRob View Post
    Maybe the subtle difference is that with a straight you automatically reduce the angle after the first pass because you see so much more of the blade. In the very few times so far that I've used the DE, I noticed that I don't have the same feel for the angle, therefore it makes sense to turn it down a notch or two via the adjuster - I guess this doesn't really add much to the overall shaving time. The point I was trying to make originally is that a very simple idea had not occured to me before.

    Edit - this was intended as a response to BobH above.
    Like I said before, I can see some point to it. I had not thought of that before either nor heard of anyone doing so. I am just of a mind that while learning the least amount of variables the better. Anyway. not a big deal, each to their own.

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    Ya, we sometimes get complacent with DE's, as they do offer some protection. I get reminded to slow down quite often!

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