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11-10-2006, 11:10 PM
Hey all, I just got my Merkur HD, had a pretty good lather and shave, but was wondering how much I should tighten the blade - I don't want to crack it, how much pressure will it take? This was one area that I have not been able to find any information on in B&B.
Thanks in advance for all the responses!
11-10-2006, 11:15 PM
I usually tighten my razors just enough so that the blade is snug...not loose at all. Over-tightening is not advised.
11-10-2006, 11:16 PM
I always tighten it as much as I can. I don't think the blade will break.
11-11-2006, 12:27 AM
Blade won't break, but your razor won't like over-tightening. just twist until blade is firmly locked, more is unnecessary.
11-11-2006, 11:42 AM
the blade won't break.. the razor, maybe, but i don't see you ever using enough pressure with just your fingers. maybe if you were using a vise grip and a pipe wrench. i just get mine snug because that's all it needs.
11-11-2006, 12:24 PM
The way Ive heard it explained: as tight as you can, using only the thumb and forefinger of each hand to grip the razor. Pretty hard to over tighten it that way.
11-11-2006, 01:34 PM
I agree with previous posters I doubt with human hands you can over tighten. The blade in mine(derby) looks fairly stressed though.
11-11-2006, 01:36 PM
i just twist till it stops
not to hard
not to soft
u gota treat them like a woman:biggrin:
BTW this is my 100 post!!:biggrin:
11-11-2006, 01:46 PM
LOL! Thanks a lot and congrats on your 100th post!
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