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  1. Thread: No guard DE?

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    My Rimeis finally arrived. I tried getting the...

    My Rimeis finally arrived. I tried getting the guard off of one of the base plates with a pliers, but it wouldn't budge. Is there a trick to it?
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    My dimmable LED bulbs are here, and they work in...

    My dimmable LED bulbs are here, and they work in the 3-way touch lamp. Only difference is, low is equal to medium with a regular bulb, medium is high, and high is extra-bright. Overall, I count it a...
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    Smithsonian-worthy! :thumbup:

    Smithsonian-worthy! :thumbup:
  4. Thread: No guard DE?

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    :lol: : :a21: :: :a7: : :underbus:

    :lol: : :a21: :: :a7: : :underbus:
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    Yes, the bulbs definitely will not go to waste....

    Yes, the bulbs definitely will not go to waste. :thumbsup:
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    If somewhat depressing in my case. Fingers...

    If somewhat depressing in my case. Fingers crossed....



    True, true.
  7. Thread: New wet shaver

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    Yes, there's a learning curve -- take your time...

    Yes, there's a learning curve -- take your time and enjoy the experience. The shaves will get better.
  8. Thread: No guard DE?

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    "Deep" is the word. For me, no razor goes deeper,...

    "Deep" is the word. For me, no razor goes deeper, with less irritation, than the devette. Sad to say, my ATTs, Fatips and MMOCs have been gathering dust. :sad:
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    I took a flier yesterday and bought four of these...

    I took a flier yesterday and bought four of these dimmable 40-watt equivalent LEDs. They shipped today. I'll let you know how they work in my 3-way lamp.
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    Ah, of course! I just Googled...

    <headslap> Ah, of course! I just Googled "dimmable LED" and got a bunch of hits. Thanks so much, Phil! :thumbup1:
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    I have a table lamp that switches to...

    I have a table lamp that switches to dim-medium-bright-off just by touching the base. You don't need a 3-way bulb; an ordinary incandescent 40-watter will do. I've bought a couple of equivalent LED...
  12. :c9: +1. The OP has framed this as an...

    :c9: +1. The OP has framed this as an epistemological question ("How do you know..."), when in fact it's a matter of royal prerogative: A blade is ready for the bin when we say it's ready.

    PS to...
  13. Thread: No guard DE?

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    I've definitely drawn more blood from my hands...

    I've definitely drawn more blood from my hands than from my face with devettes. After a period of walking around with bandaged fingers a lot, I've learned to keep my other hand out of the way. :w00t:
  14. Thread: No guard DE?

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    But you probably thought that when you first...

    But you probably thought that when you first tried the R41, right? Sure, there's a learning curve, but after a while you do actually enter a comfort zone (note: comfort, not complacency).

    "DEGuy...
  15. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Thanks. Looks almost good enough to eat, doesn't...

    Thanks. Looks almost good enough to eat, doesn't it?

    Choice of blade is definitely a key factor. Last two shaves with the EJ-BBX-Weber were with an Indian Green, my No. 1 blade in any razor. You...
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    EJ top cap-BBX-base plate-Weber Bulldog handle...

    EJ top cap-BBX-base plate-Weber Bulldog handle devette (top cap and handle finished in Cerakote Flat Dark Earth by B&B member SubSailor) / Indian Green (1) for BBS.
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  17. Thread: No guard DE?

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    EJ-BBX-Weber Bulldog devette

    Latest devette variant: EJ top cap, BBX base plate, Weber Bulldog handle (top cap and handle finished in Cerakote Flat Dark Earth by B&B member SubSailor).

    The blade exposure is significantly less...
  18. Thread: No guard DE?

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    How thrilling that we've found documentary...

    How thrilling that we've found documentary precedent -- or rather had already done so years ago -- for the devette (beyond the anecdotal usage by fathers/grandfathers that some members have...
  19. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Weight, definitely. The stainless UFO is much...

    Weight, definitely. The stainless UFO is much heavier than the aluminum one. Also, early in this thread someone mentioned blade exposure, and I think that's a factor, too. The amount of blade that...
  20. Thread: No guard DE?

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    It's an interesting experience. Last night I used...

    It's an interesting experience. Last night I used the BBX with a UFO Kaiser aluminum handle (on right in photo), after using the Fatip devette for several days. The BBX actually felt mild in...
  21. Thread: No guard DE?

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    The quality of my devette shaves is definitely...

    The quality of my devette shaves is definitely blade-sensitive: the sharper the better. Sharp blades that are rough initially will smooth out after a shave or two, while still cutting well....
  22. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Flex, chatter, call it what you like. It just...

    Flex, chatter, call it what you like. It just doesn't feel as secure or effective to me.



    This makes sense. I prefer steep angles, which may be why having a base plate is so important to me.
  23. Thread: No guard DE?

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    I'm holding on to my mild razors for that very...

    I'm holding on to my mild razors for that very reason. :001_smile

    As for throwing out our base plates, I vote no. I've tried shaving that way, and it's just not as satisfying or comfortable....
  24. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Here's my latest franken-devette: Fatip top cap...

    Here's my latest franken-devette: Fatip top cap (with Cerakote finish by B&B member SubSailor) + BBX base plate + UFO Kaiser Short stainless handle with Fatip threading. The blade exposure and the...
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    The Rub is one of my can't-do-without products....

    The Rub is one of my can't-do-without products. :thumbup:
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    The Barbe Bleue Model X...

    The Barbe Bleue Model X or another guardless DE, a.k.a. devette.
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    I admire your simplicity. I also don't collect,...

    I admire your simplicity. I also don't collect, but I still have 25 or 30 razors. Although I'm on a BBX kick, I could easily live with only the razor, soap and AS mentioned in your signature line....
  28. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Thanks, I'll forget about them and hopefully...

    Thanks, I'll forget about them and hopefully someday will be pleasantly surprised. It's not like they broke the bank or anything.
  29. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Those RiMeis are taking forever to get here. I'm...

    Those RiMeis are taking forever to get here. I'm looking to forward to trying this, especially in view of the apparent lack of interest in creating artisanal-quality devette base plates despite the...
  30. Thread: No guard DE?

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    That's terrible. Did you buy it from Amazon or...

    That's terrible. Did you buy it from Amazon or eBay? If so, did you try contacting their customer support?

    I know the BBX has QC issues, but this is the worst story I've heard so far. :sad:
  31. Thread: No guard DE?

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    The only place I have trouble with ATG with the...

    The only place I have trouble with ATG with the BBX/devette is on the upper lip. I can do it, but I have to be at the top of my game. Meaning, basically, that I have to be shaving at night, not in...
  32. Thread: No guard DE?

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    My pet theory about the lack of irritation is due...

    My pet theory about the lack of irritation is due to the fact that the only metal that touches your skin is the blade edge. No guard or comb teeth -- only the microscopic edge that actually cuts...
  33. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Thanks to mjclark, I just bought some RiMeis and...

    Thanks to mjclark, I just bought some RiMeis and will see how the castrated base plates work as devette-enablers. BBX is still the one to beat, in my book.
  34. Thread: No guard DE?

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    A little, not much. I feel that the Fatip devette...

    A little, not much. I feel that the Fatip devette (black razor in first photo) is a little more aggressive than the BBX, and the Merkur Bakelite/Jasper in the second photo is a little milder. But...
  35. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Nice, willglennon. Sounds like you've got the BBX...

    Nice, willglennon. Sounds like you've got the BBX down pat. I agree that it's a great-looking razor; just wish I didn't find the handle so slippery. But no matter, it works beautifully with other...
  36. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Still with this? Like Gytis, I'm hardly ever...

    Still with this? Like Gytis, I'm hardly ever using anything else. No other razor has given me a shave that is so close, yet so irritation-free. It's amazing. It takes a few weeks' practice to get...
  37. Thread: No guard DE?

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    Waaah!

    I'm disappointed that no one has responded to my thread about BBX-style base plates. I know that many of you who are into devette shaving have made your own by cannibalizing base plates from razors...
  38. Thread: Fatip or R41?

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    $31.50 will get you a decent burger with...

    $31.50 will get you a decent burger with trimmings. :wink:
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    Fatip devette (BBX base plate) / Kai (1)

    Fatip devette (BBX base plate) / Kai (1)
  40. Thread: Fatip or R41?

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    I have the 2011 R41 and several Fatips. For me...

    I have the 2011 R41 and several Fatips. For me the Fatip is much smoother than, but as effective as, the R41. Here's a pair of 'em, with UFO handles:
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