Post by badgerparade on Dec 30, 2013 5:21:54 GMT -6
I'm hoping some of you knowledgable fellows will be able to help with a problem that's been frustrating me. Of all the SE razors that I've tried so far, the Ever Ready 1912s are my favourites. But I noticed after a while that the blade in my 1912 slips back at the left side due to the pressure against my face. It was a fairly well used razor, so I bought another that looks barely used. It had a much tighter grip at first, but after a couple of weeks use, the blade started slipping in the same way - though this time to the right! This doesn't happen with my 1914, and I can see why: the whole blade is pushed forward by the spring at the back, whereas the 1912s have only a narrow spring at the back and rely more on the pressure of the cap.
I wonder if anyone else has experienced this issue with the 1912 model razors - ER or Gem - and had any success fixing it?
The tensioner at the back does hold the blade. If you're able to move it by pressure against your face, it must be weak.
What I would do is gently pop the top off using a thin blade screwdriver very gently at one end. Ensure that end is bent back in place prior to re-assembly. Now, bend the tensioning tab gently forwards to take up some of the slack. Reassemble.
It could also be the bit under the razor that holds the tensioning tab. I'm not sure what to do if that's the problem.
I've had a few 1912 types that have done that. They were ones that were well used prior to my obtaining them and I guess the springs just weakened over time. I used the process described by Paul and it fixed the Star, but the Damaskeene was just too far gone. I guess I can't complain, it's probably over a hundred years old.
Post by badgerparade on Dec 30, 2013 10:35:45 GMT -6
Thanks for the advice.
I used the procedure described by Paul for my first, relatively beat-up ER 1912 - and it certainly helped - but I was hoping that I wouldn't have to take apart the one that looked barely used. Oh well, maybe the springs can lose their springy-ness just sitting in the box for 70+ years. I did notice that the original ER Corrux blade that came in the box, which has no cut-outs and is generally heavier, doesn't slip in the razor as much, so I guess another issue is that these razors were calibrated for slightly thicker blades.
But, Alan, it sounds like you are saying this is a problem encountered in some, but not all 1912 type razors, so maybe I was unlucky with the two I've used so far...
Okay, before drastic surgery, how about flipping the head over and seeing if you can pop a little shim in behind the plate that retains the tensioning tab?
Ah, I see what you're suggesting, but I don't think my skills stretch that far (what would you use for a shim, a cut down DE blade?). I'll probably try the surgical option when I've got a bit of time in the new year. Have a good New Year's Eve all!
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