#1
A friend of mine loaned me his Slim to compare it to my Slim which I love.

In shaving with both of them at the same time, with the same type of blade, I have noticed a big difference.

The settings on his Slim seem to be one number down from mine. A 3 on my slim seems to be equal to a 2 on his.


Are these differences normal?

Is one of these slims out of adjustment somehow?
#2

That Bald Guy with the Big Beard
Bishop, CA
Its very possible. There is a thread around here somewhere in which someone deacribes a wild-caught Slim that was murdering their skin. They discovered that the mechanism was overclocked, and therefor the adjustments were actually being made an entire sequence more aggressive than intended.

Youurs doesnt seem to be off by that much, but definitely seems to be out of spec, based on your description...

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#3
The difference between 2 and 3 should be negligible, and I dont see how you could feel a difference between the one click difference between 2 and 3. But I will concede that 2 razors made side by side on an assembly line may have inherently different characteristics, although they are inherently the same. I call that attitude. Because like people, we are all distinct entities and have differing attitudes. (ie. your Cadillac Brougham rides smoother than mine even though they are the same make and model)

Here is a famous quote from a awesome movie. If you guess where it came from, I will like your post.

"When you compare a Hanzo sword, you compare it to every other sword ever made, that is not a Hanzo"

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#4

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Austin, TX
Tarantino FTW.

As to the Slims, agree. They are not precision instruments even if high quality. Add the fact they are some 50 years old as a general rule and it is an amazing testament to their innate quality they are even still around.

If you feel that it needs some adjustment RJH1 you could always send it out to a number of folks for a tune up/calibration.
Kevin
#5

Member
Detroit
Kill Bill?

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#6

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Austin, TX
(04-20-2016, 05:24 PM)wyze0ne Wrote: Kill Bill?

Bingo

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#7
(04-20-2016, 05:25 PM)kwsher Wrote:
(04-20-2016, 05:24 PM)wyze0ne Wrote: Kill Bill?

Bingo

Exactly. Perfect.
If I hadnt already used my Christopher Waltz "Thats a Bingo!" gif in another thread, I would use it now.


The point I want to emphasize is that exact make/model razors will have different attitudes among themselves, even though they most closely resemble themselves than others. So it is better to compare different make/model razors than same.
This also excludes the subjective YMMV...that is polarizing in itself, and not a sure way to compare razors. Using a feeler guage to measure blade gap would be less subjective and more fact based.

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#8

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(04-20-2016, 05:35 PM)olschoolsteel Wrote:
(04-20-2016, 05:25 PM)kwsher Wrote:
(04-20-2016, 05:24 PM)wyze0ne Wrote: Kill Bill?

Bingo

Exactly. Perfect.
If I hadnt already used my Christopher Waltz "Thats a Bingo!" gif in another thread, I would use it now.


The point I want to emphasize is that exact make/model razors will have different attitudes among themselves, even though they most closely resemble themselves than others. So it is better to compare different make/model razors than same.
This also excludes the subjective YMMV...that is polarizing in itself, and not a sure way to compare razors. Using a feeler guage to measure blade gap would be less subjective and more fact based.

Exactly what my suggestion was going to be. Use a feeler gauge and see what the two really are set to. there might also be slight differences in blade exposure as well that could make it feel more aggressive even if the gap is the same.
David


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