Merkur Progress Reassembly

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Merkur Progress Reassembly

Post by scruffy » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:54 pm

Does anyone know how to reassemble a Merkur Progress?

I was trying to change the blade, and I kept turning the bottom because the top part was not coming loose. The entire bottom came out, and eventually the top did come off.

Just to clarify. Instead of two pieces; I have three. They are the handle, the bottom knob and the top part that holds the razor.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Merkur Progress Reassembly

Post by Squire » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:38 pm

Can't help Ed but a search might be useful, that's been a topic of discussion in the past.
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Re: Merkur Progress Reassembly

Post by CMur12 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:38 pm

Hi Ed -

The bottom piece/adjustment knob isn't that securely held in place. As such, it can be pulled out of the handle and reinserted into the handle with a little pressure. Once reinserted, you should be able to screw the top piece in as you would normally.

I'm not sure why the top part of your razor wouldn't come loose. I keep unscrewing the knob until I can pull the top part free. Pulling on the knob, instead, could result in the disassembly you described.

I have seen mention of this elsewhere and it has happened to me once. I don't know if repeated disassembly of this sort would cause wear and compromise the integrity of the razor, so my inclination is to avoid it.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Merkur Progress Reassembly

Post by scruffy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:39 am

Thank you Murray; your answer does help. I did try to push the knob in, but I did not apply alot of force because I did not want to break it. I will try again.

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Re: Merkur Progress Reassembly

Post by gil3591 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:15 pm

it's rocket science! :)
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Re: Merkur Progress Reassembly

Post by scruffy » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:52 am

I was able to figure it out. The ring with the slit was sitting over the bottom part of the knob thus preventing it from going back into the razor. I loosened the ring and slid it up onto the thinner part of the shaft. The rest of the knob was then able to clcik into place with a little force.
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Re: Merkur Progress Reassembly

Post by BiffBuff » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:52 pm

I'm keen to hear scruffy, if the re-insertion of the bottom knob resulted in any change in how the numbers line up -- that's a fairly important component of a Progress.
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Re: Merkur Progress Reassembly

Post by CMur12 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:26 pm

scruffy wrote:I was able to figure it out. The ring with the slit was sitting over the bottom part of the knob thus preventing it from going back into the razor. I loosened the ring and slid it up onto the thinner part of the shaft. The rest of the knob was then able to clcik into place with a little force.
Ed, I'm guessing that when you say you "loosened the ring" you mean that you pinched it to close the slit, which reduced the circumference of the ring and made it slide more easily into the handle. This is what I do, as well.

BiffBuff, doing this doesn't change the settings.

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