For physical reasons, I think that blade chatter is related with blade exposure, and not the way it is clamped. The part that (or we feel that) vibrates of the blade is the exposed one.
Ok, next time I shave with my Slim adjustable, I'll focus like a Lazer.I honestly and truly believe that most of the problems people describe with this process can be attributed to technique, and most notedly, shaving angle.
I encourage anyone having an issue to disregard the very common (and in my opinion, erroneous) advice to change razor, or change blade, or change soap etc.
Focus like a laser beam on the exact nature of how one is physically shaving in regards to angle, pressure and proper lubrication before dropping any dough on new stuff.
An unknown bad shaving angle will generally not be cured by getting another razor, one just winds up with several razors that don't seem to do the job.
There is absolutely a difference in angle of attack between many three piece and TTO razors, simply because of the geometry and head size involved.
And I'm not saying that buying enough razors to fill a football stadium is bad, as I have done that.
What I'm saying is buy a thousand razors because you like them, want them, or they just strike your fancy - not because one razor doesn't "work right".
Ya know, I have never used Astra SPs before last week. I had generally only heard positive things about them. I tried 2 from a sample pack on two separate new (to me, and also generally highly regarded) razors. The most gawdawful shaves I've had in a long time!Hmm, my technique? my TTO's malfunctioning? Blade choice? I use Astra SP's exclusively, so maybe I need to try some different blades?
For some reason, my 3-piece razors just seem to feel different (better) than the TTO's in the comfort department.
I really don't think that it is the blade exposure itself that is the major factor in blade chatter.For physical reasons, I think that blade chatter is related with blade exposure, and not the way it is clamped. The part that (or we feel that) vibrates of the blade is the exposed one.
Ignoring threads like this might be a good strategy for you.I've been shaving for decades and have no idea about half the things, or more, you guys talk about. Blade chatter? I don't even know what that is so I googled it. Seems like most responses I saw were in the same camp as me. Filed under one more topic of no concern to me.
Yes, which is why I deleted that post a few moments after I wrote it. But as to ignoring stuff, thanks for the suggestion...