09-24-2013, 03:03 PM
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  • Harvey
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  • North Hills CA
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Just a tip...I see some people saying how they cross thread or even strip the threads when they get a new handle or a new razor...try this it works for me....Get a Q-tip and put a few drops of good oil on the threads of the head and the handle...I screw the Q-tip into the handle and make sure it is well lubricated...sometimes there is machining debris left and the oil will flush it out...then GENTLY try the handle and NEVER force it...it either fits or it doesn,t....hold the top plate to the head and tighten gently...the pressure of your holding the head is safer then showing how strong you are....remember this is a razor not a 2 X 4.

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 09-25-2013, 09:14 AM
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Great tip Harvey thank you.

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 09-25-2013, 10:48 AM
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Thanks for the tip, Harvey. I had never contemplated this, but I also have never had an issue with coupling a handle to a razor head. Smile

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 09-25-2013, 11:00 AM
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Thanks, Harvey. It's also a good reminder that many of our shaving articles - brushes, razors, etc. - do not arrive truly "shave ready."

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 09-25-2013, 10:56 PM
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Good tip indeed. I have found metal shavings on a few occasions after unscrewing the handle from the head on a new razor.

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 05-01-2021, 12:14 PM
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  • rsolovy
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What kind of oil? Can you use graphite powder?

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 05-01-2021, 01:19 PM
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  • Harvey
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(05-01-2021, 12:14 PM)rsolovy Wrote: What kind of oil? Can you use graphite powder?

I suppose....I always buy high quality sewing machine oil...clear color and no smell....at any rate works for me.

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 05-01-2021, 04:19 PM
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What about using soap in lieu of oil?

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 05-01-2021, 06:46 PM
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  • chazt
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(05-01-2021, 04:19 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: What about using soap in lieu of oil?

It makes sense that rubbing the threads across a bar of soap would serve the same function as rubbing a screw in soap prior to driving it in to a plank of wood.

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