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So the center screw falls out after a week ?
I have not seen the issue.
This is something i was worried about after i unscrewed it and looked at it. it looks weak and i try to tighten gently to prevent breakages.
Standard uses this type of double-threaded screw so their items are compatible with "generic" threads used by many manufacturers of DE's. Thread it back in, and if you're worried about it, put a dab of Loc-Tite on it.
Why? its a double threaded screw designed to mesh 2 pieces of aluminum together. just twist it back together and be done with it, it's not "broken".
it's not "broken" the screw just backed out... a simple fix would be to just screw it back together.
I don't understand why this is any sort of an issue.
With all due respect, and regardless of how easy it is to just screw it back together, most people buy new things not expecting the screws to just back out within a few weeks of purchase.
It's never happened on any of the razors I've bought previously, so I don't expect it to happen with this one.
I'm with mescach in this. I don't see how this is a thing. Just because other designs do not include a double threaded screw and you haven't experienced it before, doesn't mean this should be an issue. My guess is that the double threading screw was included as part of the design to save on cost. Perhaps I am just expecting too much that if you see the screw, which at least one image from a member shows, one would understand it is double threaded. We aren't talking about putting an engine together after all.
Its not to save money, this way is more expensive to make.they have a double threaded screw of a different metal because aluminum screws will bite on aluminum threads. Anyone with metalworking experience will agree that this is a high quality way to do this. The only thing that bothered me a bit was that the hole in the handle was slightly off center, but then again it was little and hardly noticeable, but i have severe ocd.
Thanks for the explanation. I think my initial surprise that people can't figure out how to "fix" this still holds.
Right. How dare people have different opinions to you?
No one said you couldn't have a different opinion than me. Just as you have different option than mescach. I just have a different opinion then yours. You seem to be more butt hurt than I.
Not remotely. I can just understand people being unhappy their 50 dollar razor isn't perfect. You seem more interested in mocking them because putting it back together isn't as complicated as building an engine.
Again you seem to have an issue with me not agreeing with you. You now seem easily offended (butt hurt), that I somehow " mocked" you as I do not feel this is a complicated issue. Which by the way was not your prior acertion, i.e. that I was somehow closeminded to other's opinions. $50 or $500, the mere fact that there is a double threaded screw that comes loss does not, in my opinion, warrant critism to the level you do. I am going to guess that I am not the only person that does not, "understand people being unhappy their 50 dollar razor isn't perfect," (at least on the $50) level, or their would be more comments to this "issue". You obviously disagree.
I can buy a Gillette that is perfect every time for $10...hell, a disposable for a buck also.
Why someone can't get it perfect every time for 5 to 50 times that amount (at a discount?) doesn't make sense.
People work hard for their money. They have the right to bitch or spend their money elsewhere. ;)
It's also designed differently. I'm pretty sure it does to have a screw such as this. I can understand if it is an issue that you feel you should not have to tighten a screw that may come loose, but for me it is not a big deal. It takes all of a second to finger tighten it. If a more permanent solution is needed, as someone stated you can use locktite.
The problem here is that this is the proper way to screw two aluminum pieces together. they could have just made the screw out of the handle, this would be cheaper than having the double threaded screw. But the screw wouldn't go as smooth. You can feel the quality when it is a aluminum product and the screws don't bite. That means they spent the extra time and extra money on a double threaded screw made out of another metal, instead of just making it out of the handle.
What bothers me here is that people are talking like its a defect when it is in fact a design choice. And a good one at that.
Hi Shorono. I really do thank you for your explanation. I do think I understood the first time around, but would not hazard to venture an opinion as, although my father was a tool and die machinist, my skills in this area are rudimentary. If indeed this is the proper way to attach two pieces of aluminum, and a double threaded screw is intergral, I find it all the more puzzling that there is an expectation by some that the screw should be forever tight. I constantly have to tighten screws on all manner of things as regular maintainence.
I assume they have never have had a high quality aluminum razor to compare it with.
Lucky you! No, seriously. I've used this razor ~500 over the last two years. My son has the same razor. I wish that the screw would fall out of mine so I could more easily swap handles and play with different weights and finishes. I could use a double nut and remove the screw but haven't taken the time. So, if the screw had fallen out in the last two years it would have saved me a step. As others said, it's a design feature.
Both the head and handle can be separated from the threaded pin on my razor. I'm happy for this since the Standard is my travel razor and keeping the pin in the handle makes it easier to pack.
It is a feature. In the event that the screw wears over the years, it is easily replaced in the Standard razor with this, more expensive, construction. Another razor you would have to throw when something goes wrong with the screw.
Why are you on this site if you cant appreciate a modular design and obviously just want to be a braniless consumer.