01-22-2018, 06:19 AM
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Is it totally necessary to enlarge the notches after despining the blade? Or is it to just keep it from moving?


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 01-22-2018, 10:06 AM
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  • Harvey
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I don,t and have no problems or blade movement or bending.....works fine for me anyway.

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 01-22-2018, 05:20 PM
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(01-22-2018, 10:06 AM)Harvey Wrote: I don,t and have no problems or blade movement or bending.....works fine for me anyway.


That’s what I wanted to hear. Saves a ton of messing around


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 01-23-2018, 12:20 PM
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I find it interesting that you haven’t tried it already. Only one way to find out. I suspect that if it doesn’t move around then you are using the first version, seeing how the second version (Genesis) was made to stop people using the Gem blade.


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 01-25-2018, 05:55 AM
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I have a Genesis V2 and I modify a Gem PTFE blade using a metal nipper and the blade stays in place fine. It doesn't click in like the Feather but I get no movement during a shave. I also prefer the shave I get from the Gem blade better not to mention it lasts at least 6 shaves as opposed to the 2 I'd get from the Feather.

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 01-25-2018, 11:46 AM
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(01-25-2018, 05:55 AM)Wanderer66 Wrote: I have a Genesis V2 and I modify a Gem PTFE blade using a metal nipper and the blade stays in place fine. It doesn't click in like the Feather but I get no movement during a shave. I also prefer the shave I get from the Gem blade better not to mention it lasts at least 6 shaves as opposed to the 2 I'd get from the Feather.


That seems to be the way to go. For grins I notched a few with a grinder a couple days ago. Takes a long time, and is easy to junk a blade. However, the ones I ground the notch bigger do indeed snap into place


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 01-25-2018, 02:22 PM
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I expand the Gem notch with a 5/32" punch.  The modified blades snap in place just like the Feather blades.

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 01-25-2018, 02:23 PM
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Can you post a photo or a link for it? Imma have me one


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 01-25-2018, 03:27 PM
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(01-25-2018, 02:22 PM)clint64 Wrote: I expand the Gem notch with a 5/32" punch.  The modified blades snap in place just like the Feather blades.

You expand the existing notch?  Or punch a new notch closer to the spine matching the location of the Feather notch?

I ask, because I have a punch and some Gem blades and was set to go to work based on photos I'd seen elsewhere on the interwebs where there was a new notch cut.

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 01-25-2018, 04:22 PM
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(01-25-2018, 03:27 PM)BrickHud Wrote:
(01-25-2018, 02:22 PM)clint64 Wrote: I expand the Gem notch with a 5/32" punch.  The modified blades snap in place just like the Feather blades.

You expand the existing notch?  Or punch a new notch closer to the spine matching the location of the Feather notch?

I ask, because I have a punch and some Gem blades and was set to go to work based on photos I'd seen elsewhere on the interwebs where there was a new notch cut.


I am expanding the existing notch.

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 01-25-2018, 04:26 PM
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(01-25-2018, 02:23 PM)Gott543 Wrote: Can you post a photo or a link for it? Imma have me one


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I have the Capri Tools 21050 Metal Hole Punch Set with Puncher, 16 Piece from Amazon.

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 01-25-2018, 05:00 PM
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(01-25-2018, 04:26 PM)clint64 Wrote:
(01-25-2018, 02:23 PM)Gott543 Wrote: Can you post a photo or a link for it? Imma have me one


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I have the Capri Tools 21050 Metal Hole Punch Set with Puncher, 16 Piece from Amazon.


Thank you. Do you have any tips or tricks on how to line up the hole? To make it a little more clear, I’m pretty sure you widen the hole towards the cutting edge. So how do you line up the punch? To the back the hole? Or is there a measurement?


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 01-25-2018, 05:10 PM
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(01-25-2018, 05:00 PM)Gott543 Wrote:
(01-25-2018, 04:26 PM)clint64 Wrote:
(01-25-2018, 02:23 PM)Gott543 Wrote: Can you post a photo or a link for it? Imma have me one


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I have the Capri Tools 21050 Metal Hole Punch Set with Puncher, 16 Piece from Amazon.


Thank you. Do you have any tips or tricks on how to line up the hole? To make it a little more clear, I’m pretty sure you widen the hole towards the cutting edge. So how do you line up the punch? To the back the hole? Or is there a measurement?


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I just line up the edge of the punch by feel toward the cutting edge. I know I am right when the front edge of the notch is right at the paper or a hair into the paper.  At least that is the case with this 100 pack of blades.  Took me like two or three blades to get the hang of the process.  Now it is less than a minute per blade for the modification.  I generally do 3 or 4 blades each time I pull the tool out.  That way I have some extras on hand.  The blades will work without the notch altered but I just prefer them to lock in place.  I still like the shaves with the Feather FHS better but the Gem PTFE blades last longer.  So I switch between the two types depending on my mood.

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 01-25-2018, 05:12 PM
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Thanks again


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