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    Hi, I need some advise please.

    I've been tightening up my brothers straight. It was so loose that honing and stropping it was awkward.

    I did some light tapping on the pin and tightened it up.

    Now I've noticed that the blades edge just misses the scales on one side when closing .

    It might have already been like this before I started the fix but I doubt it.

    Is there a way to remedy this?

    Many thanks

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    It appears to me that you have slightly bent the pin while tightening which as caused the blade to slightly move off center, you will have to repin the razor, I've noticed many of those TI's have no internal washers either so you can sort that out at the same time.
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    That's the problem with TI and other modern mass produced razors - they use a 'nail' type fitting rather than rod - it will really only tighten from one side so, as Jamie said, it may now be bent. Take it out and replace with rod and washers but mock it up first to make sure the blade alignment is OK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticcrusader View Post
    It appears to me that you have slightly bent the pin while tightening which as caused the blade to slightly move off center, you will have to repin the razor, I've noticed many of those TI's have no internal washers either so you can sort that out at the same time.
    Many thanks.
    I can see that both sides of the pin are skew whiff. A few months ago when I first tightened it I was bashing it quite hard so I must have bent it then.
    I just hope I don't destroy his buckeye scales trying to remove the pin otherwise he'll be stuck with some cheepo ebay scales

    Would this do? :: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Straight-R...item4aeea9baa0
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRob View Post
    That's the problem with TI and other modern mass produced razors - they use a 'nail' type fitting rather than rod - it will really only tighten from one side so, as Jamie said, it may now be bent. Take it out and replace with rod and washers but mock it up first to make sure the blade alignment is OK.
    If the blade is closed in the scales dosnt that mean it is centered?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOB15 View Post
    "...I was bashing it quite hard..."
    LOL. I guess it may be worth mentioning that "bashing it quite hard" is possibly quite generally recommended against when it come to straight razors
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlmaloschneider View Post
    LOL. I guess it may be worth mentioning that "bashing it quite hard" is possibly quite generally recommended against when it come to straight razors
    In my defence, its not my razor

    Is there a special trick to removing the pin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOB15 View Post
    In my defence, its not my razor

    Is there a special trick to removing the pin?
    Oh, so it's OK to bash someone else's razor?

    Just joking. I've never removed pins, sorry, but I'm sure someone will let you know how. BTW, I have razors where the blade does not close centrally in the scales. For me, as long as the blade doesn't hit the sides when closing I'm OK with that. I feel that I'd rather pay a little more attention closing the razor than try and re-pin it myself as my handyman skills are pretty non existent.

    Hope you get some help with the razor. Sorry about the quips; couldn't help it

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    Before you unpin try lightly tapping the pin from the other side to where the blade touches the scale. This will hopefully pull it back to the center, although as said if it is the nail type of pin it might not help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOB15 View Post
    In my defence, its not my razor

    Is there a special trick to removing the pin?
    There are a few different methods that work really well. Check out this post:

    Welcome to the Workshop: How do I / Where do I / What do I / answers are here

    It has a bunch of links to all sorts of restoration/repair tips and techniques.

    Most important thing, whichever method you choose, is to take your time. Those are nice looking scales and it would be a shame to see them bite the dust. But if you go slowly, I'm sure you'll get there. Good luck!
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