I did that and it didn't work for me. I had 2 of the worst shaves of my life with my SE so I set it on a shelf. About two weeks later I picked it up and had a great shave! I don't know what the deal is but I have used it several times with good to great results and no more issues. I wish I had some good advice but the best I can give you is if it doesn't work out for you set it aside for a few days or weeks then give it another shot.Use a more acute angle with respect to the plane of your skin; start with the razor head flat-against-the-face, then pull the back of the head off just a little to set about 10-15 degrees. Stroke lightly to check the setup. The sound will tell you that you've got it right!
Also, when loading the blade, make sure the edge is securely wedged behind the stop clips on each end of the guard, and that the cap closes tightly to secure it.
That's the danger part.It's a great razor - but you will have to play around with the angle that works for you. Start with the razor head touching your face and then gradually change the angle so that the handle is closer to your face. It will take a few attempts until you find the sweet spot that cuts your beard without cutting your face!