08-05-2012, 10:15 AM
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  • EHV
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As the title says, of course on the Injectors that do not have a Hydromagic bar or the E-Types,etc. that have the movable lever.

I've read here that pushing a new blade in and using a pair of pliers will do the trick but A) that ends up wasting a new blade because I can never get it back into the injector cartridge and B) it also seems to distort the razor head a bit which concerns me.

I want to do this because I rotate through a lot of DE's and SE's and I don't like to continually leave a blade in multiple Injector razors for multiple reasons.

If anyone has come up with a definitive, works every time method, I'd really appreciate the info!

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 08-05-2012, 10:30 AM
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  • slantman
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I have run into the same problem. If you use the Chinese made Schick injector cartridge you have a better chance at success since its made of metal instead of plastic (Personna). Try pushing the old blade out slightly with the cartridge and try to pull out the used blade with needle nose pliers. Put the cartridge on a flat solid surface and gently try to force the new blade back into the cartridge. Also if you have a eyeglass screwdriver (flat side) that can probably be used to push the old blade out of the injector far enough to pull it out with pliers.

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 08-05-2012, 01:02 PM
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The eye glass screwdriver method is what I use.

Follow Slantman's instructions on that.

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 08-05-2012, 01:05 PM
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  • Exapno
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I'm sure I bought an Injector once that had a dummy plastic blade in it. Couldn't something like that be made and used?

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 08-05-2012, 01:08 PM
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  • Dave
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I will normally put the schick injector key into the slot and push it just enough to take the old blade out and I can push the new blade back into the key. I take the old blade and put it in a paper towel to load up again later.

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 08-05-2012, 01:29 PM
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I do what Dave does, mostly. The new one you have partially pushed out to push the old blade out of the razor can easily be pushed back into the injector box.

I take a flat head screwdriver or the flat blade of a Swiss Army knife and push down on the blades underneath and with my other hand push the new blade back into the injector box.

With the screwdriver, I line up the little slots of the blades, so they are in place again.

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 08-05-2012, 01:31 PM
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Thank you for clarifying for me Lindyhop. I wasn't quite sure what I wrote made sense and you cleaned it up for me.

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 08-05-2012, 02:30 PM
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(08-05-2012, 01:08 PM)Dave Wrote: I will normally put the schick injector key into the slot and push it just enough to take the old blade out and I can push the new blade back into the key. I take the old blade and put it in a paper towel to load up again later.

+1 This is what i used to do when i tried the SEs out for a short trial. It is not very difficult to do.

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 08-05-2012, 03:49 PM
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You guys are terrific! I appreciate the advice very much.

The first time I tried to do it was with a vintage Injector box that came with a razor. I haven't tried yet with the Chinese Schick holder yet nor had I even thought to use any tools to help the blades back into the box. (Running for cover......)!


Thanks again!

Eric

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 08-05-2012, 04:34 PM
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I posted the Same thread at B&B when I got my first injector. I always take the blade out after a shave.

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 08-05-2012, 07:39 PM
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  • brian
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I'm thinking a pair of needle nose pliers will make this job much easier.
Does anybody have experience putting an injector blade back into the razor without the fancy blade holder?

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 08-05-2012, 10:09 PM
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(08-05-2012, 07:39 PM)brian Wrote: I'm thinking a pair of needle nose pliers will make this job much easier.
Does anybody have experience putting an injector blade back into the razor without the fancy blade holder?

*Brian, that is going to be a bit of a challenge. i will let the seasoned SE shavers chime in, here. Good luck, my friend.

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 08-06-2012, 04:53 AM
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I can't see how it could be done without damaging the razor for shaving. You don't want to pry the "lips" of the head apart to slip in the new blade and avoid the blade holder. You will open it too much on that end forever.

I've done that one. After that, you can't use pliers or anything to press the "lips" back as they were. Then the shave is dangerously poor and the razor useless. Just stick to the injector(blade holder).

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 08-07-2012, 08:30 AM
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  • bjorney
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(08-05-2012, 07:39 PM)brian Wrote: I'm thinking a pair of needle nose pliers will make this job much easier.
Does anybody have experience putting an injector blade back into the razor without the fancy blade holder?
I would use a screwdriver to push down the blades in the dispenser and slide the one you want to re-use on top. I have done that with blades that came in a different kind of cartridge, without the key.

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 08-07-2012, 09:00 AM
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  • syngent
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when i removed mine i just put injector slide in, and a tweezer to catch corner of blade it fell right out,

on a side note if you have an open drain in sink, dont do this over sink as the blade will go right down the drain, just a thought no reason i brought it up

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 08-07-2012, 10:05 AM
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Well, that's surely a good point because I made the mistake of letting a Feather Professional blade go down the drain after I removed it from my Cobra razor......

(08-07-2012, 09:00 AM)syngent Wrote: when i removed mine i just put injector slide in, and a tweezer to catch corner of blade it fell right out,

on a side note if you have an open drain in sink, dont do this over sink as the blade will go right down the drain, just a thought no reason i brought it up

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