02-20-2016, 01:37 PM
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I have what I think is a Type G Schick injector.  I haven't used an injector in quite a few years.  This particular injector style is new to me.  I bought some blades and am trying to get one to work.   I inserted the blade in what seemed to go properly.  Inserted the key.  Slide the blade over.  pulled the key  back out.  Blade seems to be in the right place.

But the blade is not held firmly.  The metal part of the razor under the blade is basically able to flop around.  What am I missing?  Is the razor broken?  Are there different kinds of injector blades and I have the wrong type?

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 02-20-2016, 01:54 PM
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That's not right.

It looks to my eye that the bottom part has been bent loose.

On some of them you can open the head to rinse. Yours however appears to be one of the ones not intended to be opened. 

You should be able to carefully disengage the little notched part by pressing the underside where it says MADE IN U.S.A, and the equal area on the other side, while trying to swing to one side. Once free I would bend the bottom part in a way so that when it's put back in place onto that notch it presses much tighter against the top. 

If you can safely remove that blade first you should. Don't even bother with trying to save it either as if you're successful in tightening everything back up you will not be able to get it back in without a key. If you can accomplish all of this with the blade in place comfortably, do so. It's much easier to load a fresh with an old blade in place. However, the blade may prevent you from getting everything bent snugly as needed to work properly.

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 02-20-2016, 01:57 PM
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I borrowed these pictures from the internet.

The second one is what you want it to look like when finished.

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 02-20-2016, 02:01 PM
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You'll have to bend it further than you think to get enough tension for it fully hold the blade.

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 02-20-2016, 02:03 PM
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That is  not right.  Looks like someone bent the top part back.  At one time there was probably a blade stuck in there and they pried it out.

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 02-20-2016, 02:04 PM
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Bakerbarber has you on the right track. It's just bent. You should be able to straighten out.

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 02-20-2016, 02:09 PM
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(02-20-2016, 02:01 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: You'll have to bend it further than you think to get enough tension for it fully hold the blade.


Ok. Thanks.  That certainly all makes sense.  I'll give it a whirl.

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 02-20-2016, 03:45 PM
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Yeah, that worked good.  I have a blade in there snug now.  The metal seemed to take the readjustment pretty well.

Added bonus: I got to clean the inside while I had it all the way opened up.

Of course who knows how bent up things might be as a result of the initial bending and the repair, but I'll give it a shave and see. 

Many thanks.

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 02-20-2016, 03:52 PM
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(02-20-2016, 03:45 PM)Smoothie Wrote: Yeah, that worked good.  I have a blade in there snug now.  The metal seemed to take the readjustment pretty well.

Added bonus: I got to clean the inside while I had it all the way opened up.

Of course who knows how bent up things might be as a result of the initial bending and the repair, but I'll give it a shave and see. 

Many thanks.

As long as it's holding the blade snug and even all the way across you should be golden. Enjoy your shave!

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 02-20-2016, 03:56 PM
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Forgot to tell you, yours is an E type. E2 to be exact.  The E types had the little push tabs to move the spring and we're made from 1935-45. They lost the tabs with the E4.

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 02-20-2016, 04:06 PM
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Ya that was bent pretty bad. Like the other fellas said make sure it's held in there tight and evenly. I have been trying injectors myself as well.

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 02-20-2016, 04:09 PM
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(02-20-2016, 02:03 PM)Johnny Wrote: ..........  At one time there was probably a blade stuck in there and they pried it out.


  I'd guess that is exactly what happened.  Makes sense in the bigger picture.  I bought 4 different kinds of razors at different times from the same seller on eBay.  The first one (40's super speed) turned out to be a fabulous shaver as compared to the many other 40's SS's that have passed through my hands.  So I figured someone (probably the father) had collected some special razors over the years.  So I bought others that came up (50's SS, Schick Krona) and they too were phenomenal shavers compared to others of the same species.  That's where I got the E2 (thanks Freddie).  His heir must have found a blade in there and pried the sh## out of it, thus damaging the razor.

 Not sure why they put the tabs on the E2, because getting the notch separated from the nub to push the bottom part aside is none too easy.  Not something I'd want to do again if I could avoid it.

Thanks again !!

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 02-20-2016, 06:01 PM
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(02-20-2016, 04:09 PM)Smoothie Wrote:
(02-20-2016, 02:03 PM)Johnny Wrote: ..........  At one time there was probably a blade stuck in there and they pried it out.


  I'd guess that is exactly what happened.  Makes sense in the bigger picture.  I bought 4 different kinds of razors at different times from the same seller on eBay.  The first one (40's super speed) turned out to be a fabulous shaver as compared to the many other 40's SS's that have passed through my hands.  So I figured someone (probably the father) had collected some special razors over the years.  So I bought others that came up (50's SS, Schick Krona) and they too were phenomenal shavers compared to others of the same species.  That's where I got the E2 (thanks Freddie).  His heir must have found a blade in there and pried the sh## out of it, thus damaging the razor.

 Not sure why they put the tabs on the E2, because getting the notch separated from the nub to push the bottom part aside is none too easy.  Not something I'd want to do again if I could avoid it.

Thanks again !!

Smoothie, I have steered you wrong. It's actually an E3 if it matters to you. I didn't notice the bar guard in the first pic. Only difference between the 2 and 3 is that the 3 is when they introduced the parallel grooves.

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 03-08-2016, 05:08 AM
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I love my E2...these SE's and Injectors have turned me away from DE's...probably for good.  I'm also getting shaves that are as close as the straight razor shaves I was getting...without the chance of slicing my face open!!  I'm glad to see there is a modern injector coming and the traditional SE's like GEM and Ever Ready are great as well.

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