09-17-2016, 04:31 AM
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Do all the different year fat boys have the same head, or were there changes during the production years?
I would like to know as my G3 is a superb shaver and wonder whether all the rest shave the same.

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 09-17-2016, 05:16 AM
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  • beamon
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(09-17-2016, 04:31 AM)kyproset Wrote: Do all the different year fat boys have the same head, or were there changes during the production years?
I would like to know as my G3 is a superb shaver and wonder whether all the rest shave the same.
I'll be interested in what the cognoscenti have to say about this. My guess is that any long term production razor is an invitation to the design engineers to make small tweaks to the head geometry, but really have no clue.

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 09-17-2016, 05:40 AM
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(09-17-2016, 05:16 AM)beamon Wrote:
(09-17-2016, 04:31 AM)kyproset Wrote: Do all the different year fat boys have the same head, or were there changes during the production years?
I would like to know as my G3 is a superb shaver and wonder whether all the rest shave the same.
I'll be interested in what the cognoscenti have to say about this. My guess is that any long term production razor is an invitation to the design engineers to make small tweaks to the head geometry, but really have no clue.

they did make some changes to the aristocrat, so why not to the fat boy? We will see.

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 09-17-2016, 06:35 AM
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The Fatboy is one of my favorite razors, and I have had a number over the years.  Can'y say I have noticed any differences in the heads, nor can I recall reading about any differences in the forums.  The bottom screw attachment changed of course, which you know if you've tried to take one apart.

I'll be interested in hearing if there were any changes to head geometry over its relatively short production span.

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 09-17-2016, 07:01 AM
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(09-17-2016, 06:35 AM)garyg Wrote: The Fatboy is one of my favorite razors, and I have had a number over the years.  Can'y say I have noticed any differences in the heads, nor can I recall reading about any differences in the forums.  The bottom screw attachment changed of course, which you know if you've tried to take one apart.

I'll be interested in hearing if there were any changes to head geometry over its relatively short production span.

Thank you for the answer, yes indeed the earlier ones had a screw securing the bottom which could easily be taken out for dis-assembly. Mine doesn't and has a kind of rivet that will probably be ruined if taken out.

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 09-17-2016, 08:50 AM
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I've done quite a bit of study on fat boys and have determined each one has a distinctly individual head.  Additionally they also have unique fingerprints and DNA.  This 1960 model fat boy is grateful for these differences.

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 09-17-2016, 09:03 AM
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My 59 gives a great shave. Thats my 2 cents.

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 09-17-2016, 03:03 PM
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(09-17-2016, 08:50 AM)Lipripper60 Wrote: I've done quite a bit of study on fat boys and have determined each one has a distinctly individual head.  Additionally they also have unique fingerprints and DNA.  This 1960 model fat boy is grateful for these differences.
I'd be interested if you'd care to detail the differences. Gap change, blade lockdown angle change at the different numbers or what?

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 09-17-2016, 04:24 PM
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I thought there were all the same heads. The 59 not being anymore special than others, but I could be wrong. I only have two fatboys, a G1 and an Aristocrat.

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 09-17-2016, 10:37 PM
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+1 tried them from 58-61 and not noticed any difference in head


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 09-18-2016, 12:55 AM
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(09-17-2016, 10:37 PM)Coffeesnob Wrote: +1 tried them from 58-61 and not noticed any difference in head


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Good news, as I will not have to buy any more to compare, but having a second fat boy is a welcome thought. I've got my eyes on a couple on e-bay, but postage to Cyprus is prohibitive.

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 09-18-2016, 08:06 AM
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Just buy one of each year.  Rolleyes  Tongue

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 09-18-2016, 09:46 AM
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(09-18-2016, 08:06 AM)TobyC Wrote: Just buy one of each year.  Rolleyes  Tongue
I like the way you think, Toby!

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 09-18-2016, 11:41 AM
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I have had a number of Fat Boys throughout the years (probably still have at least 6) and I have not noticed a difference in any of the heads based on year. The difference in head/shave feel that I DID notice is based on overall condition of the razor. These are vintage of course, and over the years some get treated better than others and often it is hard to determine just how a specific razor was treated since most of them clean up pretty well. This is what I believe contributes to any differences between two Fat Boys. None of this is fact, just based my experience handling and using a bunch of these razors throughout the years -- and I am not as knowledgeable as some regarding the production history.


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 09-18-2016, 12:42 PM
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(09-17-2016, 03:03 PM)beamon Wrote:
(09-17-2016, 08:50 AM)Lipripper60 Wrote: I've done quite a bit of study on fat boys and have determined each one has a distinctly individual head.  Additionally they also have unique fingerprints and DNA.  This 1960 model fat boy is grateful for these differences.
I'd be interested if you'd care to detail the differences. Gap change, blade lockdown angle change at the different numbers or what?

I think he's making funny, referring to real fat "boys" and my guess is he was born in 1960. No Lipripper?

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 09-18-2016, 07:56 PM
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(09-18-2016, 12:42 PM)Mouser Wrote:
(09-17-2016, 03:03 PM)beamon Wrote:
(09-17-2016, 08:50 AM)Lipripper60 Wrote: I've done quite a bit of study on fat boys and have determined each one has a distinctly individual head.  Additionally they also have unique fingerprints and DNA.  This 1960 model fat boy is grateful for these differences.
I'd be interested if you'd care to detail the differences. Gap change, blade lockdown angle change at the different numbers or what?

I think he's making funny, referring to real fat "boys" and my guess is he was born in 1960. No Lipripper?

Exactly!  Sorry if I confused anyone.

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 09-19-2016, 03:38 AM
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(09-18-2016, 07:56 PM)Lipripper60 Wrote:
(09-18-2016, 12:42 PM)Mouser Wrote:
(09-17-2016, 03:03 PM)beamon Wrote: I'd be interested if you'd care to detail the differences. Gap change, blade lockdown angle change at the different numbers or what?

I think he's making funny, referring to real fat "boys" and my guess is he was born in 1960. No Lipripper?

Exactly!  Sorry if I confused anyone.
Only me, Lipripper, and that's not unusual. I often find that I'm slow on the uptake. Kinda like a dull, well used blade in the same drawer with all the new guys just waiting to get into a razor!

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 09-19-2016, 06:10 AM
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I think they're all identical.  Love this razor, by the way.

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 09-19-2016, 05:56 PM
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I think the heads are identical for all four years of the Fatboy, but changed for the Slim.  I think the Fatboy differences were in the adjuster configuration in 1959, including the stepped collett under the adjuster, as well as the elimination service slots in the attachment plate at the bottom of the handle in 1960.


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