02-12-2014, 04:55 PM
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As some of you know, I received a faulty razor from Standard Razors a while ago. Their customer service was exemplary and I was immediately sent a replacement when I contacted them about it. Earlier this week, I was sent a return package, and I sent the faulty razor back to them.

However, before I sent it back, I checked one thing out.

One of the criticisms of the Standard Razor is the unusual way the handle connects to the head. Basically, the handle has a screw sticking out of it that screws into the head cap. This makes it completely different from any other razor out there, and therefore handle replacement is not possible - a bit of an issue for fans of custom handles.

See the pics in Leisureguy's blog for an explanation of this: http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2013/12/...ard-razor/.

One of the issues with my faulty razor was that when I unscrewed the handle from the head, the screw was left on the head cap and did not stay on the handle itself. See the pics below:

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Actually, it was possible to take off the double-sided screw entirely. The smaller end screws into the head and the larger side screws into the handle.

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So, before shipping out the razor, I tried to see if that allowed handles to be changed. Unfortunately, I shipped it back without taking any pics, but I can confirm that the larger side of the screw is standard, and will accept replacement handles - both old and new. Also, the handle will screw onto any razor head (at least, it worked on the few I tried).

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My thought is that in most Standard Razors, the screw is glued into the handle with Loctite (or something similar), and it should be possible to remove it without damaging either the screw or the handle. There are instructions on how to do this on the interwebs (find them yourself, I will not be held responsible for suggesting a technique that messes up your razor).

Once the screw is removed, you can lightly glue it into the head instead, and then you have a pretty 'standard' 3-piece razor, which you can use any handle on.

Personally, the razor works well for me as provided, so I won't make any changes to mine, but I thought some guys may like to do this so they can use the head on heavier handles.

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 02-12-2014, 07:29 PM
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The screw doesn,t need to be glued to the handle because as you gently tighten the head to the handle it "locks" in place...one wonderful feature of the razor is the handle...with its blasted finish it slips less than almost any other razor except those with heavy knurlng...but because it is balanced and fits so nice I like mine as is .....really a terrific razor and it is easy to load,hold and use.I traded one but immediately bought another so I have a set...one black and one grey.

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 02-12-2014, 08:37 PM
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Have you lads heard anything about the screw breaking off or having any other issues? It seems to be a potential weak link in the razor. Can you over-tighten or strip the threads on either end? Any idea why they made it like so?

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 02-12-2014, 08:46 PM
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(02-12-2014, 04:55 PM)yohannrjm Wrote: As some of you know, I received a faulty razor from Standard Razors a while ago. Their customer service was exemplary and I was immediately sent a replacement when I contacted them about it. Earlier this week, I was sent a return package, and I sent the faulty razor back to them.

However, before I sent it back, I checked one thing out.

One of the criticisms of the Standard Razor is the unusual way the handle connects to the head. Basically, the handle has a screw sticking out of it that screws into the head cap. This makes it completely different from any other razor out there, and therefore handle replacement is not possible - a bit of an issue for fans of custom handles.

See the pics in Leisureguy's blog for an explanation of this: http://leisureguy.wordpress.com/2013/12/...ard-razor/.

One of the issues with my faulty razor was that when I unscrewed the handle from the head, the screw was left on the head cap and did not stay on the handle itself. See the pics below:

[Image: temporary-522.jpg]

Actually, it was possible to take off the double-sided screw entirely. The smaller end screws into the head and the larger side screws into the handle.

[Image: temporary-760.jpg]

So, before shipping out the razor, I tried to see if that allowed handles to be changed. Unfortunately, I shipped it back without taking any pics, but I can confirm that the larger side of the screw is standard, and will accept replacement handles - both old and new. Also, the handle will screw onto any razor head (at least, it worked on the few I tried).

------------

My thought is that in most Standard Razors, the screw is glued into the handle with Loctite (or something similar), and it should be possible to remove it without damaging either the screw or the handle. There are instructions on how to do this on the interwebs (find them yourself, I will not be held responsible for suggesting a technique that messes up your razor).

Once the screw is removed, you can lightly glue it into the head instead, and then you have a pretty 'standard' 3-piece razor, which you can use any handle on.

Personally, the razor works well for me as provided, so I won't make any changes to mine, but I thought some guys may like to do this so they can use the head on heavier handles.


Yes, the larger screw is 10/32 which is the size of most handles. The Standard is great with its own set up but usable with almost anything. I will be trying my aluminum handles with it.

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