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How do you use an adjustable?

How do you use an adjustable razor?

  • One setting throughout the shave.

    Votes: 42 57.5%
  • Increasing gap with each pass.

    Votes: 6 8.2%
  • Decreasing gap with each pass.

    Votes: 25 34.2%

  • Total voters
    73
After reading the replies here I fired up my Rex. I shaved mostly on 4, did some touch ups on 5, but smoothed out my chin line on 2. So I guess "none of the above" applied to this shave but it worked quite well. The Rex was smoother than I remembered.

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All adjustables I have seem to be different per setting and design. Generally, I start high WTG and XTG on the same setting and drop it down the dial to lower settings, except setting 1 ATG. Usually setting 1 doesn’t seem as efficient as even my mildest non adjustable razors except for my Rex Ambassador. I drop it down to 1 ATG on the Rex.

I agree with most here in that you should just do what works best for you.
 
The Rex has been my go-to lately, and I think I have it figured out. Since the first pass really removes most of your beard, use a higher setting depending on how long you've gone without shaving. After that, dial it down to avoid irritation. Today, after 3 days without a shave, I started out at 4 or 5, then down to 3, and finally 2 or 2.5 ish IIRC. The result was a real close irritation- free shave. I say if you have the tool, take advantage of its capabilities.
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The Rex has been my go-to lately, and I think I have it figured out. Since the first pass really removes most of your beard, use a higher setting depending on how long you've gone without shaving. After that, dial it down to avoid irritation. Today, after 3 days without a shave, I started out at 4 or 5, then down to 3, and finally 2 or 2.5 ish IIRC. The result was a real close irritation- free shave. I say if you have the tool, take advantage of its capabilities.
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That’s how I use the Rex as well with consistently great results. Enjoy!
 
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