01-11-2017, 06:27 AM
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 01-11-2017, 09:22 AM
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(01-11-2017, 06:27 AM)shave/brush Wrote: Here is a link to the tool:

https://www.amazon.com/Capri-Tools-21050...ool+5%2F32

Thanks !!

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 01-11-2017, 06:19 PM
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(08-29-2016, 06:43 AM)willhs Wrote:
(05-18-2016, 02:18 PM)shave/brush Wrote: [Image: WRMEp4K.jpg]

Has anyone tried using the hole punch to modify the GEM blade like the guy did in post #66?  It seems it would be easier to do with more consistent results . I'm considering buying the tool.


Ron, I bought this tool and I can confirm that it works perfectly.  After de-splining, you simply line up the 5/32 punch with the "non-sharp side" end of the hole, if that makes sense.  Of you hold a feather blade next to the GEM, you see that the non-sharp side of the holes line up and you just need to extend the hole by 5/32 in the other direction of the sharp side.  It is very easy and effective.
I had bought this tool on Amazon and can also confirm that it works perfectly. After reading @wilhs post was able to clip a half dozen GEM PTFE blades in minutes. No more smiling GEM blades.

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 01-12-2017, 02:54 PM
  • Chaddy
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Anybody want to despine me some and I'll pay you for your time and trouble?

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 01-12-2017, 03:39 PM
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(01-12-2017, 02:54 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Anybody want to despine me some and I'll pay you for your time and trouble?

To despine the blade is quite easy. Just hold the back edge of the spine with a pair of pliers and grab the blade with your fingers and keep bending it back and forth. After a few seconds it will come free. It's not hard.

Here is a link to a video on how to do it:

 

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 01-12-2017, 05:01 PM
  • Chaddy
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Yeah I'd love to try some that have been notched. I'd pay.

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 01-13-2017, 06:34 AM
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Modifying the blade beyond removing the spine has been completely unnecessary for me, thankfully. The only time the GEM blade didn't stay in place for me was when I did try to clip/punch them.

All that said, I have no idea if the newer versions of the OneBlade are more likely to require this extra modification.

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 01-13-2017, 07:48 AM
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(01-13-2017, 06:34 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: Modifying the blade beyond removing the spine has been completely unnecessary for me, thankfully. The only time the GEM blade didn't stay in place for me was when I did try to clip/punch them.

All that said, I have no idea if the newer versions of the OneBlade are more likely to require this extra modification.


Yes. My experience is that the new OB requires this modification to keep the blade in place as the space is slightly bigger


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 01-13-2017, 08:12 AM
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I guess they changed the new version so you can't just stick a de-spined Gem blade in and use it. That punch tool in now neccessary with the new OB razor.

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 01-13-2017, 08:49 AM
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(01-13-2017, 08:12 AM)shave/brush Wrote: I guess they changed the new version so you can't just stick a de-spined Gem blade in and use it. That punch tool in now neccessary with the new OB razor.


Yet another reason to avoid this razor for me.  This on top of their trying to monopolize the distribution of the only blades that fit absent modifications, and jacking the price beyond reasonable.

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 01-13-2017, 10:03 AM
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(01-13-2017, 08:49 AM)garyg Wrote:
(01-13-2017, 08:12 AM)shave/brush Wrote: I guess they changed the new version so you can't just stick a de-spined Gem blade in and use it. That punch tool in now neccessary with the new OB razor.


Yet another reason to avoid this razor for me.  This on top of their trying to monopolize the distribution of the only blades that fit absent modifications, and jacking the price beyond reasonable.

I agree with this,they want a monopoly on the blades. I feel that was their intent when they first made the razor,not realizing a gem would fit. They figured they would make more money with their "subscription plan" for the blades. I am glad I have the version 1 as the gems work great. I really got pissed when the U.K. sites wouldn't ship the feathers to USA anymore. Having said all that, I love the razor and will only use Gems in it.

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 01-13-2017, 02:27 PM
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do you guys think this tool would work?
http://www.homedepot.com/p/General-Tools.../100349258

I am not trying to save money - its just that this tool looks a lot simpler to use..

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 01-13-2017, 02:56 PM
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For punching metal, and even more so tempered steel, revolving punch pliers wont do. They are meant for punching through leather and soft material, and even if you could force it through the blade you would ruin the punch - buying a new punch for every second blade would get costly fast, and it would do a poor job.

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 01-13-2017, 03:14 PM
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You can also just cut the corners or any other spot just using a nipper or wire cutter...just has to slip in not be perfect to have a shave.

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 01-14-2017, 07:55 AM
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ok so a little hard to explain but I just cut out the corner using the nipper tool - and it worked just fine and the blade fit. Took seconds.

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 01-14-2017, 07:59 AM
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just out of curiosity - would anyone please PM me where I can find reasonably priced Feather blades overseas?  (if not against the rule) -

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 01-14-2017, 09:32 AM
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Connaught Shaving, UK carries the Feather FHS-10 blades.

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 01-14-2017, 10:42 AM
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I used the punch tool with the V1 oneblade for 1 month and 3-4 months with V2. I thought the punch helped with the V1 and V2. I never tried to use the V2 without the punch. I have also tried feather blades with both. I definitely think the V2 with a properly punched blade is the best shave for me, by a noticeable margin. I think it is worth trying for people. I don't have interest in selling punched blades.

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 01-14-2017, 01:16 PM
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(01-14-2017, 09:32 AM)cosmicshaver Wrote: Connaught Shaving, UK carries the Feather FHS-10 blades.

They won't ship it to USA. It won't even let you check out.

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 01-14-2017, 01:49 PM
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(01-14-2017, 10:42 AM)willhs Wrote: I used the punch tool with the V1 oneblade for 1 month and 3-4 months with V2. I thought the punch helped with the V1 and V2. I never tried to use the V2 without the punch. I have also tried feather blades with both. I definitely think the V2 with a properly punched blade is the best shave for me, by a noticeable margin.  I think it is worth trying for people. I don't have interest in selling punched blades.

Sounds like someone should just make a modern razor that takes Gem blades.

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