Whenever I load this monster... I always think of the song in the broadway musical (from Little Shop Of Horrors) "Feed me Seymour" The thing opens it massive jaws - and you sort of "drop" the blade in and run away as it gobbles it down. It looks, feels and performs like a monster.... this is one meaaan meaaan razor, girlie men immedialy turn tail and run to your gillettes while you still can!
Mmmm.... gimme somethin' to eat.
Step One - Turn the bottom "knob" on the handle counter-clockwise in order to open up the "jaws." (Silo is a little to "girlie" sounding for this monster)
The top portion of the razor stays on the razor the entire time - but as you twist the knob on the bottom of the razor the top jaws come to life and begin to smoothly lift up. The full opening process is somewhat smooth and gradual as it takes about 8.5 twists to open up the monsters abyss.
IGOR! It's alive!!
Jaws open at full mast.
Step Two - Drop a blade into the mouth of the beast. (note, this particular blade is used, which is why it appears a little grody. Scotto.... )
Step Three - Twist the bottom knob clockwise until the jaws are closed. Tighten only until they are closed and it is lightly snug, DO NOT overtighten, as it will ruin this razor and snap the internal brass shaft.
Jaws closing on its prey....
Blade locked in, jaws closed, and the wisker mucher ready to go to town!
Note - Like the futur, there is no need to readjust the razor, as changing the blade will not change your current agression setting - unless you inadvertantly twist the adjustment knob on accident.