Blade width

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Just curiosity more than anything, but in general why are DE blades wider than the average DE head?

I don't quite understand the need for the tabs on the ends and on one or two occasions I have actually managed to cut my ear with them. I do hold my hands up to being careless at times but if they weren't there........?
 

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Just curiosity more than anything, but in general why are DE blades wider than the average DE head?

I don't quite understand the need for the tabs on the ends and on one or two occasions I have actually managed to cut my ear with them. I do hold my hands up to being careless at times but if they weren't there........?
I may be wrong so don't take this as gospel but I think it's left over from a time when the tollerances were not as good as they are today so if you needed to adjust your blade before screwing the handle tight you could by holding the tabs.......this is just a guess, I could be well off the mark! :) P.
 

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I have wondered why they just don't do away with them. All the heads I use seem to have enough locating pins to ensure a pretty correct alignment. I can't say I've ever had to do much more than stick the blade in and get on with the job.
That's one of the many reasons I love my Hone 15 razor, covered tabs. Just looks neater and no chance of catching an ear lobe. :) P.
 
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That's one of the many reasons I love my Hone 15 razor, covered tabs. Just looks neater and no chance of catching an ear lobe. :) P.
Same with the Futur, Paul.

The "tabs" make for safer handling of blades when loading/unloading and positioning.


Some blades have a longer over hang than others, the Supermax Blue Diamond for instance are the longest blade I have used.
 
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