Shopping for an adjustable

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Hi Gents,
I have been on the DE bandwagon for now going on three and a half years.
I have been recently been having a itch for an adjustable.
Ok let's start my fourteen year old son started shaving properly and I got him a OneBlade core which he loves and I find it ok but a far cry from my daily R41. I was looking at the hybrid but decided to stick to DE.
Now the R41 for me is an absolutely superb razor and just always gives me the goods, but got an itch though with some birthday money. So I am looking for an adjustable, why? No idea, Just fancy one.
Thanks for staying with me. .
I really fancy a Rex but is it worth it compared to the likes of the Parker, Progress for a quarter of the price? Do I take a chance on fleabay for a Gillette super or slim?
The other one is the Rockwell model T but I have no idea about price or availablity, though my name is on the list.

Thanks for lasting to the end and thank you all in advance for your comments.

Simon
I have a Gillette Slim in nice condition that needs a new home if you decided that was of interest.
 

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That's one of only two razors on my all-time "hate list".
Likewise thoughts from here. I just couldn't get on with it and it is incredibly clumsy to use.

A good adjustable? None of them as I don't get the point. Blade gap is not the only consideration of how aggressive a razor might be. A good DE will see you through all shaves irrespective of the amount of growth.
 
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The Rex Ambassador is probably the most efficient razor in my collection. Set on level 2 it only takes passes to give a perfect BBS shave. Really think that if you can afford it you will never ever regret buying it!
 
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I have a Gillette Slim in nice condition that needs a new home if you decided that was of interest.
I am still doing my homework on the adjustable thing, so not wanting to jump in at the moment and also having to squirrel money away that SWMBO will not miss.
Thanks though for the offer.
 
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The Rex Ambassador is probably the most efficient razor in my collection. Set on level 2 it only takes passes to give a perfect BBS shave. Really think that if you can afford it you will never ever regret buying it!
My favourite is the R41 so I will be edging towards the more aggressive razor.
I was about to pull the trigger on one at the weekend but SWMBO needed her eyelashes permed and legs waxed before the holidays. So unfortunately more research and having to squirrel some more money away.
Permed eyelashes.... Come on, who gives a shit
 
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Hi Si, I've got one of the Rockwell adjustables in nickel finish, from having been in on the Kickstarter from the beginning.
It's a fairly heavy, solid beast which I feel is probably best suited to thick beard growths, even at the lower settings. The finish and feel are superb, and it should last many lifetimes going by the apparent quality.
The best all round adjustable I've ever used is the Progress, either short or long handled.

JohnnyO. o/.
 
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I have 3 x adjustables. A 1959 FatBoy, a 1962 Slim, and a 2016 Digress. With each one I experimented with the settings, but after my excitement wore off, all are now set to 'max' and I now use a Fatip Piccolo for my daily shave - go figure!
 
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