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Thread: Fatip vs Gillette NEW?

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    Default Fatip vs Gillette NEW?

    Has anyone out there compared the two heads? It's getting pretty tempting to buy a Fatip, but I already shave with a NEW. If no one out there can answer this, I'll just go ahead and do the comparison myself. Thanks.
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    Jan 2012
    Crestline, Ca.


    It's gonna very a bit, not as dramatic as an R41 but the FaTip has little more bit to it but isn't harsh at all. The head also looks awesome in most custom handles. It's a different flavor of OC than the NEW's.

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    I had a long comb NEW and I prefer the Fatip. The NEW is supposedly milder than the Fatip, but once you dial the correct blade angle, it's very predictable in its performance. For some reason, I could never seem to find the right angle for the NEW.
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    Nothing beats trying it for yourself. I prefer the NEW, with either comb style.
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    Mar 2012


    The Fatip is going to shave very much like your NEW with a couple of shims in it. They're cheap enough to buy...just own them both.

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    Fatip is a bit more aggressive than NEW, but very smooth. Works beautifully with the Weber Bulldog handle. (You can gussy 'em up, too. )

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    I've heard the same siren call as of late. Cernel, if you decide to bite I would love to hear what you think of the FaTip.
    Last edited by oxford1833; 12-01-2012 at 04:46 PM.
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    Will do. Whenever someone posts on B&B about possibly getting a new razor, you pretty much know what happens next.
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    Oct 2011
    Vancouver, BC


    +2 on the FaTip being more aggressive. Good luck with them. You may want to consider the Cadet open-comb razors as they are very similar to the FaTip and better quality and less expensive.
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