Pin Maintenance

Use a straight. You know it makes sense.
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Zot!
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Pin Maintenance

Post by Zot! » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:03 am

I happened on Lynn's Pin Tightening Maintenance youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb5dp6_JCMM and saw how to tighten up the pivot pin. I guess I have had my str8 long enough and I probably had some bad stropping habits holding the razor for a while. I hadn't thought of giving the pins some taps with a hammer, but I tried it and it worked like a charm. The scales were loose on one razor in particular that had a narrow opening and I had to be very careful closing it or the tip would hit the scales when I closed it. Also the stropping with the loose scales was a pain. Anyway, it is all better now.
Ron

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Re: Pin Maintenance

Post by brothers » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:00 pm

Ron, I recall Bill Ellis saying something like "get the biggest hammer you've got and hit that pin as hard as you can!" as a sarcastic comment about razors with bent pivot pins. I found a small jeweller's hammer at the flea market that seems to be just about perfect for the tap-tap-tap method of tightening up the pin.
Gary

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Re: Pin Maintenance

Post by Churchill » Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:12 pm

Back of a sturdy spoon works pretty well too!
Bob

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Re: Pin Maintenance

Post by pundi64 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:46 pm

Lynn Abrams on YouTube, in address giving in your thread starter, is the best answer, I've ever seen, I tried it works great, only thing I have changed, since I don't have a half dome hammer, is I used a regular small ball peen hammer. =D>

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