06-28-2018, 06:53 PM
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Hi I just got to Gibbs adjustable razor can anybody help me with modifying a de blade for the Gibbs razor
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 06-28-2018, 07:36 PM
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(06-28-2018, 06:53 PM)rawfox1 Wrote: Hi I just got to Gibbs adjustable razor can anybody help me with modifying a de blade for the Gibbs razor
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Easiest and quickest way I found was to take a small block of wood slightly larger than the head size...drill a 1/8" inch hole(the size of the razor head post)...pop in a regular blade..put the head together ..top plate down...put the head on a solid surface and press the wood over the protruding post and press down until you hear and see the blade get punched by the pressure you put on it...takes just a few second and works perfectly....at least for me...a lot easier than cutting the notches with a punch or small tin snips.

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 06-28-2018, 07:40 PM
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(06-28-2018, 07:36 PM)Harvey Wrote:
(06-28-2018, 06:53 PM)rawfox1 Wrote: Hi I just got to Gibbs adjustable razor can anybody help me with modifying a de blade for the Gibbs razor
Thanks

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Easiest and quickest way I found was to take a small block of wood slightly larger than the head size...drill a 1/8" inch hole(the size of the razor head post)...pop in a regular blade..put the head together ..top plate down...put the head on a solid surface and press the wood over the protruding post and press down until you hear and see the blade get punched by the pressure you put on it...takes just a few second and works perfectly....at least for me...a lot easier than cutting the notches with a punch or small tin snips.
Thanks for your help but only the top cap on my Gibbs comes off not the entire head

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 06-28-2018, 07:47 PM
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There are two approaches each with its advantages.

The easy way is simply to use a scissors to snip off enough from each side such that the blade now sits between the posts. You can then tweak alignment before fully tightening.

The trickier but more proper way is to use a 1/8" circle punch to recreate the side slots that Gibbs put there. This is probably more secure than the first method but requires a fairly precise punch in order for the blade to align properly.

Don't smash the blade.



(06-28-2018, 06:54 PM)rawfox1 Wrote: Hi I just got to Gibbs adjustable razor can anybody help me with modifying a de blade for the Gibbs razor
Thanks

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 06-28-2018, 07:53 PM
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(06-28-2018, 07:47 PM)jmudrick Wrote: There are two approaches each with its advantages.

The easy way is simply to use a scissors to snip off enough from each side such that the blade now sits between the posts. You can then tweak alignment before fully tightening.

The trickier but more proper way is to use a 1/8" circle punch to recreate the side slots that Gibbs put there. This is probably more secure than the first method but requires a fairly precise punch in order for the blade to align properly.

Don't smash the blade.



(06-28-2018, 06:54 PM)rawfox1 Wrote: Hi I just got to Gibbs adjustable razor can anybody help me with modifying a de blade for the Gibbs razor
Thanks

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Thanks so much I just ordered it I appreciate your help. Do you have a Gibbs and do you like it I had a Rex and I heard that this shaves better. I had some original blades for the Gibbs but it didn't shave the way I like my Persona 74th tungsten shaves

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 06-28-2018, 08:11 PM
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I have several Gibbs of both the Normal (aka +/-) and Adjustable types. Yeah I think they're great shavers. With practice I find I can get precise alignment using the punch so that's my preference but I appreciate you may waste some blades in getting the method down. The punch has a window on the bottom side to help in this. Try both though, my concern about the first method is purely theoretical, I've had no problems with the blade moving around.

FWIW my favorite Gibbs is the metal handled №16 which is the best balanced of the bunch.
(06-28-2018, 07:53 PM)rawfox1 Wrote:
(06-28-2018, 07:47 PM)jmudrick Wrote: There are two approaches each with its advantages.

The easy way is simply to use a scissors to snip off enough from each side such that the blade now sits between the posts. You can then tweak alignment before fully tightening.

The trickier but more proper way is to use a 1/8" circle punch to recreate the side slots that Gibbs put there. This is probably more secure than the first method but requires a fairly precise punch in order for the blade to align properly.

Don't smash the blade.



(06-28-2018, 06:54 PM)rawfox1 Wrote: Hi I just got to Gibbs adjustable razor can anybody help me with modifying a de blade for the Gibbs razor
Thanks

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Thanks so much I just ordered it I appreciate your help. Do you have a Gibbs and do you like it I had a Rex and I heard that this shaves better. I had some original blades for the Gibbs but it didn't shave the way I like my Persona 74th tungsten shaves

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 06-28-2018, 08:18 PM
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(06-28-2018, 08:11 PM)jmudrick Wrote: I have several Gibbs of both the Normal (aka +/-) and Adjustable types. Yeah I think they're great shavers. With practice I find I can get precise alignment using the punch so that's my preference but I appreciate you may waste some blades in getting the method down. The punch gas a window on the bottom side to help in this. Try both though, my concern about the first method is purely theoretical, I've had no problems with the blade moving around.

FWIW my favorite Gibbs is the metal handled №16 which is the best balanced of the bunch.
(06-28-2018, 07:53 PM)rawfox1 Wrote:
(06-28-2018, 07:47 PM)jmudrick Wrote: There are two approaches each with its advantages.

The easy way is simply to use a scissors to snip off enough from each side such that the blade now sits between the posts. You can then tweak alignment before fully tightening.

The trickier but more proper way is to use a 1/8" circle punch to recreate the side slots that Gibbs put there. This is probably more secure than the first method but requires a fairly precise punch in order for the blade to align properly.

Don't smash the blade.



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Thanks so much I just ordered it I appreciate your help. Do you have a Gibbs and do you like it I had a Rex and I heard that this shaves better. I had some original blades for the Gibbs but it didn't shave the way I like my Persona 74th tungsten shaves

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Yes mine is a number 17 which has the plastic handle I like the metal handle a lot they're not easy to get and also I'm waiting in the mail for the plus minus the number 14 as well. The Rex was beautifully made but for me it dragged a little bit on the face so I sold it and I got the Gibbs because a lot of people felt that shaved better I also have many other high-end d e and SE razors along with my straights

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 06-28-2018, 08:26 PM
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Be aware that the numbering "system "obscures a lot of differences. For example there are at least two different heads for the Normal 14 and the metal handled +/- could be a 16 or a 14. The same story with the 15/17 Adjustables where top caps, bottom plates, adjustment dials and/or handles can be different between razors with the same 15/17 number. These are catalog numbers not model numbers and tell you little about what you've got.
(06-28-2018, 08:18 PM)rawfox1 Wrote:
(06-28-2018, 08:11 PM)jmudrick Wrote: I have several Gibbs of both the Normal (aka +/-) and Adjustable types. Yeah I think they're great shavers. With practice I find I can get precise alignment using the punch so that's my preference but I appreciate you may waste some blades in getting the method down. The punch gas a window on the bottom side to help in this. Try both though, my concern about the first method is purely theoretical, I've had no problems with the blade moving around.

FWIW my favorite Gibbs is the metal handled №16 which is the best balanced of the bunch.
(06-28-2018, 07:53 PM)rawfox1 Wrote: Thanks so much I just ordered it I appreciate your help. Do you have a Gibbs and do you like it I had a Rex and I heard that this shaves better. I had some original blades for the Gibbs but it didn't shave the way I like my Persona 74th tungsten shaves

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Yes mine is a number 17 which has the plastic handle I like the metal handle a lot they're not easy to get and also I'm waiting in the mail for the plus minus the number 14 as well. The Rex was beautifully made but for me it dragged a little bit on the face so I sold it and I got the Gibbs because a lot of people felt that shaved better I also have many other high-end d e and SE razors along with my straights

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 06-29-2018, 08:48 AM
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You could also try putting one blade in and just tightening the handle...see what happens...just put the head on a towel and keep track of where you are holding the razor

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 06-30-2018, 05:30 PM
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scissors

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 06-30-2018, 10:10 PM
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This kinda works but it can't be good for the plating on the posts. Blade will also occasionally distort.
(06-29-2018, 08:48 AM)Harvey Wrote: You could also try putting one blade in and just tightening the handle...see what happens...just put the head on a towel and keep track of where you are holding the razor

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 07-02-2018, 04:43 PM
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Better off with a punch. Might take a couple of blades but, it will be well worth it. 

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Amazing. Just an amazing shave with the Gibbs No#17.....

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 07-02-2018, 04:45 PM
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(07-02-2018, 04:43 PM)SteelyEdge Wrote: Better off with a punch. Might take a couple of blades but, it will be well worth it. 

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Amazing. Just an amazing shave with the Gibbs No#17.....
Thanks that's what I got and it works perfectly and the razor shaves wonderfully

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 07-03-2018, 05:01 PM
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Get regular scissors, cut both edges, install blade and if its little uneven have the handle semi closed and just lightly push the blade with your thumb nail to even up, and done, this takes about 20 - 30 seconds.

Doing it with the punch hole chisel takes much longer and still no guarantee that you will hit the spot right on the money, if you miss and over do it say bye bye to the blade because it will break in half. Trust me I wasted at least 5-6 blades till I tried the scissors. Sometimes cutting with the punch chisel will still require fiddling the blade like with the scissors....

Scissors is the fastest , easiest way and no broken blades in half, enjoy the crappy pics

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 07-03-2018, 05:05 PM
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(07-03-2018, 05:01 PM)bazemk Wrote: Get regular scissors, cut both edges, install blade and if its little uneven have the handle semi closed and just lightly push the blade with your thumb nail to even up, and done, this takes about 20 - 30 seconds.

Doing it with the punch hole chisel takes much longer and still no guarantee that you will hit the spot right on the money, if you miss and over do it say bye bye to the blade because it will break in half. Trust me I wasted at least 5-6 blades till I tried the scissors. Sometimes cutting with the punch chisel will still require fiddling the blade like with the scissors....

Scissors is the fastest , easiest way and no broken blades in half, enjoy the crappy pics

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Thanks so much

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 07-03-2018, 06:22 PM
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ur welcome

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 07-07-2018, 03:52 PM
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I used to use the hole punch for a long time but now I just cut them with scissors. They are easy to align but I'd suggest if you can get an original Mince blade to use as a template it makes things really easy and if anyone needs one let me know I've got a whole lot of them. 

Absolute favorite adjustable!

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