Just tried out my first DE razor, a cheap Timor twist to open type. Obviously my technique will will need working on, but it was one of the worst shaves I have ever had (in the best part of 30years). I tried to vary the angle slightly from the recommended 30 degrees, but even after 4 passes it was very far from a close shave.
I got no nicks or cuts, but it just didn't seem able to shave close. I didn't want to try further passes or apply too much pressure as it felt like the skin was getting sore. Out with my usual Gillette multiblade cartridge which finished off to a nice clean smooth shave.
As it's the first pack I've bought, came with Mitchells shaving soap, pack of Lord and a pack Personna Platinum blades, I tried both but didn't improve the shave.
I already have an Edwin Jagger DE89 on order, so I may wait until this arrives before trying again.
Any advice is appreciated.