Yeah, push a spacer in ... leave sufficient to pull it back out with pliers in case you want to undo the hack. DE blades are about the right thickness and can be easily snipped with kitchen scissors to make up a shim. Go VERY carefully with the sharp edges and dispose of responsibly.
Post by castrobabble on Apr 10, 2014 21:20:33 GMT -6
The shim is a good idea. In researching my options, I came across an old thread on B&B where one guy did this,
"The door on my 1912 was SLIGHTLY loose, just enought for some movement and rattling while shaving. I was thinking how I might fix it, and while the eraser solution might work structurally, I was not impressed with the cosmetics of it. Then an idea came to mind. I tried it and it worked 100%!
How I did it: I opened the door of the razor as wide as possible. I took a pair of 3 inch needle nosed pliers, and put the lower jaw of the pliers on the bottom side of the door, and placed the top jaw of the pliers on the metal spring tab that holds the door down securely. I GENTLY applied some pressure (careful as the metal tab spring is almost 100 years old!) until I felt the SLIGHTEST movement of bending the tab down. I probably moved it 125th of an inch or less, the tiniest amount possible.
Success, and nothing was scratched! The door when shut is now tight, and the razor is now as structurally perfect as it was when it was manufactured sometime between 1912and 1929."
Someone else suggested this,
"You can carefully remove the cover plate and try bending upward the spring-steel tabs that are used to exert pressure on the cover plate. It is these tabs that push against the cover plate and hold it securely in place. And judging from the photo, they're not even touching the ears of the cover plate, when they should be firmly pushing up against it."
Any thoughts on these suggestions? I don't want to ruin this beauty...it seriously looks like it's never been used!
I'm trying to picture this in my mind, but don't quite understand. Anyone can make sense of this? I'm a visual learner, so pics would help...even with the shim suggestion.
Sounds like you are onto the repair for this razor. Thanks ShadowsDad for the koodos, but I have only adjusted a few of this style of razor.
I have done it as well by shaping the spring, like in the second description. I have used the tip of an Uncle Buck folding knife. The point is very narrow at the tip and widens quickly from the edge. Just inserting the blade bw the frame and the spring with a very minor twist splays the spring slightly more. It only needs a touch. I can't say these springs won't break, but they have had very little bending during their lifetime and the metal is likely not very stressed at the bend. I personally think they can handle the adjustment well. If it breaks though...... you never heard of me!! : )
Looking forward to hearing how your fit improves.
And DEs again eh?? Slippery! : )
Last Edit: Apr 11, 2014 15:06:40 GMT -6 by RocketMan
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wchnu: Did I type...THAT... Outloud???? Oops
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birdlives: I hear nothing....I see nothing.....Hospital Koodies.......Yeaagh!!!! A DE with a Derby!!! NOPE!!! I hear nothing...I see nothing...If I go under the anesthesia, I'm taking someone I can trust to WATCH all that business....I can trust you guys, RIGHT ?
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Sept 20, 2017 2:04:25 GMT -6
wchnu: Garner..did I type That outloud..darn. the SE dude is a good guy though.
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