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    Default i found my right setting on my Slim ..

    got a Gillette Slim Adjustable in the mail so figured id use it tonight much heavier then my super speed , feels real nice in the hand )..
    setting 1 seemed like not a clean shave , 2 was ok , 3 felt pretty good , 4 felt like i could really notice the blade , 5 ouch !!! took off half a beuty mark ( ugly mark on my face ) didnt get any pics for the COTD but the proof is still on my face ..lol.. so back to 3 i set it and off i went and finished that half with the 3 setting and and things turned out great ....lol..

    the other half i used the straight , cant really feel any diff in the shave results as far as smoothness
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    How could you feel anything with that much blood on your hands ?
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    I was wondering what setting to start at when I use mine for the first time. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustoff003 View Post
    I was wondering what setting to start at when I use mine for the first time. Thanks
    i can say not 9 ...lol... i should of tried it but after gettin that little high mark that ive yet to nick with a straight or the super speed id be afraid of what 9 would do to it ..lol.. granite my experience is non so im going buy what produces and feels the best ...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustoff003 View Post
    I was wondering what setting to start at when I use mine for the first time. Thanks
    You can do what gooser did and start low and gradually work your way up. Seems wise to me . If you have experience using a DE I would suggest starting in the middle - 4 or 5 - which will give you a good idea where to go from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    You can do what gooser did and start low and gradually work your way up. Seems wise to me . If you have experience using a DE I would suggest starting in the middle - 4 or 5 - which will give you a good idea where to go from there.
    aa ? .. will the settings need to be adjusted per type of blade as well ?? i wondered cause today i used a "TREET" blade and the shave felt more aggressive on 3 , it felt like the $ store blades on setting 4 yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooser View Post
    aa ? .. will the settings need to be adjusted per type of blade as well ?? i wondered cause today i used a "TREET" blade and the shave felt more aggressive on 3 , it felt like the $ store blades on setting 4 yesterday
    Simple answer is yes. A Feather on setting 5 will behave a LOT differently than a Derby at the same level. What you are experiencing is normal. For that reason an inexperienced DE shaver might want to start a little lower, like setting 3, when trying a new brand of blade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    Simple answer is yes. A Feather on setting 5 will behave a LOT differently than a Derby at the same level. What you are experiencing is normal. For that reason an inexperienced DE shaver might want to start a little lower, like setting 3, when trying a new brand of blade.
    thanks !! i assumed it would differ , 3 was my sweet spot on the no name blades , ill have to try 2 with the TREETS and see , i got a sample pack coming so once i find a keeper i think i should be good !! thanks again for the info !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan82 View Post
    You can do what gooser did and start low and gradually work your way up
    This is how the original instructions suggested it be used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike12345 View Post
    This is how the original instructions suggested it be used.
    i have to copy and paste this and email it to my x wife ... she said i never read the directions and always do things wrong .. huh jus proved her wrong ...lol

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