Blade width

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Just found this topic randomly. I’m glad I’m not the only one who is not a fan of exposed blade tabs. I’m sure I’ve caught myself on them with the DE89 a couple of times. Agree that if you have good locating pins / slots, then blade alignment isn’t an issue, thus the tabs aren’t needed for that purpose.

I really like having the blade tabs covered on the iKon heads, looks so much better and no chance of catching part of your face with them. Fair enough if they exist for safe handling of the blade, but if this is the case you’d think more manufacturers would cover the tabs with their razor heads
 
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In my DE89 the blade almost always needs some adjustment to be equal on both sides and parallel, so these "lugs" to the blade are certainly useful to me.
 
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It’s because there were different blade pitches from different manufacturers, typically these tended to be 1.687”, 1.682” & 1.680”, in addition some had different ‘ Notch width’ ( what was referred to as a tab)
 
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Tabs were definitely need for my Fatip and Merkur 34C, terrible for blade alignment, didnt get on the the Fatip in general but the Merkur i could have really got on with barring the alignment issue, having to adjust a blade is ridiculous in a nice razor like that, cheaper and older razors, Tech comes to mind fool proofed blade alignment 80 years ago.
 
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It’s because there were different blade pitches from different manufacturers, typically these tended to be 1.687”, 1.682” & 1.680”, in addition some had different ‘ Notch width’ ( what was referred to as a tab)
Thanks for that, I was with @Blademonkey until now.
Personally I haven't had a problem with them (whoops jinxed) and I like the way the Karve CB has incorporated the display into their design.
 
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