07-11-2014, 10:46 AM
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I own a Gillette New short comb razor. See the picture. I love this razor a lot, but adding weight(not buying a bulldog handle) could make it better. How do I add weight to the razor?

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I am not sure I posted this in the right area. Please move it if necessary. Thanks.

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 07-21-2014, 01:54 PM
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  • Balj86
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You can purchase the Maggard MR3 razor handle if your on a budget. Its a hollow handle where you add small metal weights to it. If not that, there are a lot of artisans that make custom handles to your liking.

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 07-21-2014, 06:32 PM
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Do you know the weight of that handle? Still being somewhat new to different razors im unsure if that head has the same thread patteren etc as a Gillette tech travel razor. If so you can get the Chrome Utopia razor for around $11 shipped and use its handle. Utopia handle averages 83.63 grams and is longer. I use one on my Gillette tech head. Love it!

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 07-21-2014, 06:56 PM
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Thanks Fred.

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 07-22-2014, 09:11 AM
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(07-21-2014, 06:32 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: you can get the Chrome Utopia razor for around $11 shipped and use its handle. Utopia handle averages 83.63 grams and is longer. I use one on my Gillette tech head. Love it!
I'm pretty sure the new head will not fit with the utopia handle properly. What I mean is it will be sitting on top of the raised part under the new baseplate, instead of snug inside the handle cut out.

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 07-22-2014, 05:27 PM
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I just put a couple Twistons lead fishing weights in the hollow handle and melted a little paraffin wax to hold them in place. So far , so good...Biggrin

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 07-24-2014, 07:34 AM
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(07-22-2014, 05:27 PM)Stubbl E Wrote: I just put a couple Twistons lead fishing weights in the hollow handle and melted a little paraffin wax to hold them in place. So far , so good...Biggrin

I knew the handle was hollow but where is the hole? Is drilling a hole necessary?

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 07-24-2014, 11:47 AM
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(07-24-2014, 07:34 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote: I knew the handle was hollow but where is the hole? Is drilling a hole necessary?

No drilling necessary. Basically it's just the threaded end of the handle. There's no material between that threaded ferrule at the top of the handle and the hollow cylindrical handle underneath it, so you can drop whatever weight you like down there. Then I just used a little paraffin so it wouldn't rattle around.

Very easy and not all that permanent either, should you ever change your tastes in the future. Wink

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 07-24-2014, 12:34 PM
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(07-24-2014, 11:47 AM)Stubbl E Wrote:
(07-24-2014, 07:34 AM)DoctorShaveGood Wrote: I knew the handle was hollow but where is the hole? Is drilling a hole necessary?

No drilling necessary. Basically it's just the threaded end of the handle. There's no material between that threaded ferrule at the top of the handle and the hollow cylindrical handle underneath it, so you can drop whatever weight you like down there. Then I just used a little paraffin so it wouldn't rattle around.

Very easy and not all that permanent either, should you ever change your tastes in the future. Wink

I think I get it now. Thanks a lot.

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 07-25-2014, 11:48 AM
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Sorry if that was sort of the long-winded version Aaron! Blush Basically, you can just drop the weight down the threaded end of the handle. Biggrin

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 07-25-2014, 12:56 PM
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(07-25-2014, 11:48 AM)Stubbl E Wrote: Sorry if that was sort of the long-winded version Aaron! Blush Basically, you can just drop the weight down the threaded end of the handle. Biggrin

Not at all. I'll have to check my tackle box for some small weights.Smile

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