01-30-2014, 09:31 AM
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Had my first go around with this little beauty today. Very efficient compared to the Gbar. I'm a little concerned about the gap I'm seeing here though.,.
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Thoughts? Opinions?

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 01-30-2014, 05:32 PM
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Braver than I good sir.

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 01-30-2014, 06:45 PM
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Is it just the top cap that is angled? If the blade is flush with the bottom plate (the one with cut-outs in it) and held securely enough by the tension in the top cap the the blade retainer prongs, you should be okay.

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 01-30-2014, 06:54 PM
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Hard to say without the unit in hand.

Most likely, the blade bed is warped. A slight twist of the structure is enough to cause a gap like that. Check the head from the side with the cap up to check whether the two ends of the blade bed are properly aligned. They can be at slightly different angles even if the blade guard is straight.

The cap may also be slightly deformed. Plus a complicating factor may be the position of the pivot hole on the right side of the cap (side with gap). If it's too low, the blade spring below will push that side up too high.

Try realigning the unit with a pair of flat parallel-jaw pliers (with nylon jaws, preferably; or wrapped in tape). With two pairs, it's even easier. A small vise can also come in handy.

If it looks like the blade bed does need adjustment, make sure you don't distort the guard.

Proceed very gently in small increments, checking as you go.

Welcome to the fun of tinkering with these old SE razors. As long as you don't work harden the metal, they're very forgiving.

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 01-30-2014, 07:09 PM
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(01-30-2014, 06:45 PM)kentclark Wrote: Is it just the top cap that is angled? If the blade is flush with the bottom plate (the one with cut-outs in it) and held securely enough by the tension in the top cap the the blade retainer prongs, you should be okay.

it's just the top cap that is off. the blade is held secure and the spring is tight on the clasp. Just that its off kinda messes with my OCD. I tinkered a bit with it with some pliers and vice grips. Made a slight improvement. Thanks all.

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 01-30-2014, 09:16 PM
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Great advice in lathercatcher's post!

Glad to hear you got it a bit better, BudWhite.

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 01-31-2014, 10:48 AM
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(01-30-2014, 07:09 PM)BudWhite Wrote: it's just the top cap that is off. the blade is held secure and the spring is tight on the clasp. Just that its off kinda messes with my OCD. I tinkered a bit with it with some pliers and vice grips. Made a slight improvement. Thanks all.

Glad it worked out.

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 01-31-2014, 01:13 PM
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These razors are pretty cheap, so I'd suggest keeping an eye out for one in better shape.

It doesn't look like this is a fatal flaw, but I'd still look for a replacement.

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 01-31-2014, 02:51 PM
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It shaves well enough, but I'm actually really looking forward to getting my 1914 in the mail. And my GEM PTFE blades.

I used the G bar again today and just wasn't feeling it. Too mild.

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 09-10-2015, 11:54 AM
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IMHO, the most praised SE razor (Damaskeene) has the least appealing, least refined, and the most rust prone handle among the peers.

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 09-10-2015, 01:34 PM
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Just use your fingers. Very safe and unlikely to cause damage. Go slow.

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