03-22-2016, 05:24 AM
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  • DayMan
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I have an Ever Ready 1912 and I was planning on shaving with it today, but I noticed that there is a gap between the top cap and the blade. The blade looks straight, but I have never shaved with a SE before and I'm not sure if the gap is a big deal with the SE blades like would be with a DE blade.

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 03-22-2016, 06:59 AM
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  • BobH
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There should be no gap between the top cap and the blade. The top cap clamps the blade in place to hold it in position. Personally I would not use it with a gap present.

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 03-22-2016, 07:14 AM
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There shouldn't be a gap, but I'd be interested to see a photo if you have one.

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 03-22-2016, 07:31 AM
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What Shane said; a photo if possible could be useful in determining the possible causes. My immediate assessment is that the spring that keeps the lid down has gotten bent of weak.

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 03-22-2016, 08:53 AM
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The cap should snap shut smartly and be firmly pressing down on the blade. If not, something is definitely wrong. It is not unusual to have issues with the springs on the 1912's.

Pictures would indeed be helpful.

--Bob

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 03-22-2016, 10:02 AM
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I apologize for the cell phone pic. Hopefully, you can still see the gap.

[Image: F4SiRxh.jpg]

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 03-22-2016, 10:03 AM
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Looks like an issue with the spring, most likely. At least that's my guess.

Edit: Is the gap uneven?

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 03-22-2016, 10:35 AM
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(03-22-2016, 10:03 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote: Looks like an issue with the spring, most likely. At least that's my guess.

Edit: Is the gap uneven?

The gap on the bottom is even, but the gap on the top is not.  The top cap actually touches the blade on one corner, but starts sloping soon after.

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 03-22-2016, 10:40 AM
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(03-22-2016, 10:35 AM)DayMan Wrote:
(03-22-2016, 10:03 AM)Blackland Razors Wrote: Looks like an issue with the spring, most likely. At least that's my guess.

Edit: Is the gap uneven?

The gap on the bottom is even, but the gap on the top is not.  The top cap actually touches the blade on one corner, but starts sloping soon after.

Could it be that the top cap is bent?

But to answer your question, no that is not currently safe. I wouldn't use it like that.

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 03-22-2016, 10:55 AM
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I agree with Shane, the top cap looks bent. It might be fixeable by applying a firm but gentle twist in the opposite direction. If that don't help, I hope someone with more experience in repairing 1912s can speak up. It's a fun and efficient little razor, and a good choice for a starter SE.

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 03-22-2016, 11:18 AM
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Thanks for the responses.  I guess my first SE shave will have to wait.  I'll try bending the top cap to see if I can get it in useable condition.

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 03-22-2016, 12:42 PM
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Side note:  Are you a fan of Marathon Man?   

Eric

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 03-22-2016, 12:48 PM
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(03-22-2016, 12:42 PM)EricM Wrote: Side note:  Are you a fan of Marathon Man?   

Eric

I don't know, but he's probably the fighter of the Night Man. He may also be champion of the sun.

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 03-22-2016, 01:05 PM
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(03-22-2016, 12:48 PM)Blackland Razors Wrote:
(03-22-2016, 12:42 PM)EricM Wrote: Side note:  Are you a fan of Marathon Man?   

Eric

I don't know, but he's probably the fighter of the Night Man. He may also be champion of the sun.

That would be correct.  Master of karate and friendship for everyone.

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