View Full Version : First time using a micromatic

09-10-2006, 02:02 PM
Okay, so I had my first micromatic shave yesterday, and it was alright, but I felt like the blade was snagging a lot. I'm using GEM blue star blades. What other blades out there are made to fit the micromatic?

09-10-2006, 02:14 PM
I got mine from Rite-Aid and they were labeled Treet, but I had the same issues you've had, so I can't really recommend them. A lot of people over at SMF recommend the ted pella ptfe-coated GEM blades, but I have yet to try them. I have yet to get a good shave from a GEM or an injector and it's hard to try again when I get such great results with Merkur slant

09-10-2006, 02:41 PM
Really, a merkur slant? I heard that's a rather advanced tool, however...

09-10-2006, 04:29 PM
Once you can get a good shave with a DE, a slant is really no different. It requires good technique, but not perfect technique. I get no nicks and very good shaves with a Merkur Slant Bar.