11-06-2015, 08:31 AM
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I just bought 2 Gem MicroMatics, and they both work fine.  
But looking them over, I could see no way to disassemble or oil them.  
This makes me wonder how they were assembled to begin with.  
Very curious.

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 11-06-2015, 09:04 AM
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Micromatics are not made to be taken apart. They are simply made to work forever. Winky Cool

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 11-06-2015, 09:08 AM
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Usually just a soak in some water is needed but if you really want to oil it some I guess you could put a drop around where you see the moving parts and just let it work itself in as you open and close it several times.

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 11-06-2015, 06:18 PM
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  • geezer
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Never took one apart. They were made to go forever. Onliest thing I have seen go bad is that someone tried to open a Micromatic that was stiff and the twist section was a loose in and out. A good soak in CLR or Citrus Cleaner and a trip through a Ultrasonic if you have one does the job quickly and well. The G-bars and similar push button heads will loosen up with cleaning.
All give good shaves! They are cheap try them all! Head flat against the skin to start!
~Richard

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 11-06-2015, 06:54 PM
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  • vuk
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I wouldn't recommend taking one apart unless you're set out to break it.
But if you're just curious here's the patent that gives an idea how it was built.
https://patents.google.com/patent/US1773614A/en

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 11-06-2015, 07:16 PM
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(11-06-2015, 09:04 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Micromatics are not made to be taken apart. They are simply made to work forever. Winky Cool

+1. If the head is stuck and won't open, I soak overnight in baby oil and that always works where plain soapy water fails. Otherwise they need nothing. In those cases, I'm sure they hadn't been used in decades...

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 11-07-2015, 06:40 AM
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Although I have never worked on a Micromatic,I can tell you from experience on many other razors,a soak in white mineral oil can work wonders...

I will have to grab me one,so I can work out how to strip it... Wink

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 11-07-2015, 11:30 AM
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I read of one person who accidentally ran it over with a car. That disassembled it. I'm not suggesting that as a standard method of disassembly. He finished the story by telling us that reassembly was straightforward and that the razor survived.

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