CAUTION, extremely gross picture attached. Do not go any further if a bloody face wigs you out.
Just to make sure I wasn’t smoking something funny, I thought I’d try adjusting up with my 1962 Gillette slim adjustable, for each successive pass, as discussed in this thread. All I can say is, “AWFUL”!
It was one of the worst shaves ever. I am no novice and was using extreme caution. The result is what you see in the picture. I know YMMV always applies, but this is extreme. I would never recommend dialing up to anyone, especially a beginner. In fact, I would suggest starting on the lowest setting and try the higher settings as you learn how to use this versatile tool
I started my WTG pass at the lowest setting of 1. For the XTG pass I dialed up to 5 and for the final ATG pass I went to the highest setting of 9. I usually start at 9 for WTG on the easy parts and dial down to 3 for chin and Adam's apple area. Then I continue down for XTG and finally end up at 1 for ATG and any buffing if necessary.
Set up was T&H PSO and luxury shave soap, AOS pure badger brush and 1962 Slim. Shave prep was the usual and I added the PSO just to be safe even though there is not any need for it with a good shave prep.
I am putting the picture at the end to give people a chance to read without looking at the result.