Gold Member No. 8
My favourite DE I think. It's a real beauty.
Yep, beats them all hands down for me. I'd add the Vision (narrowly in performance, but massively with regard to construction and design), Progress / Mergress / Digress.I am a big fan of the Rex
It is easily my favourite adjustable above the Futur, the slim and the fatboy
Wow, what a great tip! Purchased my Rex Ambassador for 6-7 months ago. Nearly every shave has ended up rough and uncomfortable. This tip did the work. Tried shimming for the first time today. Finally I experienced a great close and very comfortable shave. I decided to use a Personna blade as a shim as they do no good for me in any razor. I used one shim between the top cap and the blade. Thanx a lot. Really happy now.Shimmed mine this morning. I tried multiple shims but as shims will mostly be made from blades with the edges cut off they tend to be slightly out of shape. I started with two but the shaving blade was bent out of shape so I had to remove one and try just one.
One caused no problem and I turned the Rex up to 3....Yeah 3. No messing here, even Chuck Norris wouldn't use a Rex on 3 and he normally shaves whilst wrestling a Rattlesnake for fun.
I can report it was a wonderful BBS, the razor felt a lot less "bitey" and frankly dangerous. I honestly cannot keep my hands off my face (alcohol gel used lol.)
I personally think it is the best shave I have ever had from the Rex and confirms to me the blade exposure is wrong, which I have known for a good while, this Rex is my 2nd.
Thanks for the tip. I will make a shim from a new blade, something rubbish like a Personna and keep it just for the Rex. Great tip.
If you haven't tried a shim yet and find the Rex a little dodgy, shove one in, makes all the difference.
I tried it because I was asked to by someone who doesn’t have a Rex, based upon the reports above.Out of curiosity, why did you try shimming an adjustable razor?
I tried both and neither worked for me.You added shim under blade or between cap and blade?