Question to the owners of a Rubberset 400 #3

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Primotenore, May 15, 2018.

  1. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    So I have just purchased one of these brushes and the seller is including BB's to weight down the handle, if I want.
    My question:
    Have any of you done something similar?
    Do you prefer the hollow handle or a weighted handle?
    I appreciate your input.
     
  2. John Beeman

    John Beeman Well-Known Member

    I do not have a Rubberset 400 but I do have a couple of brushes with weighted handles and I really like the additional mass.
     
  3. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    I don't have a 400 either, but I have never added weight to a vintage brush, I prefer to leave the weight as original.
     
  4. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Seems to be the current fad to make razors and brushes weigh as much as possible, I never thought much of fads.
     
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  5. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    If it's a real Rubberset 400, yes.
     
  6. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    It's real. I am replacing this badger knot with a boar.
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  7. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

  8. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    I have not added weight to any of my Rubberset 400s.
     
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  9. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

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  10. Frijolero

    Frijolero Active Member

    I have a clone with a solid handle, and I never use it because I don't much like the weight.

    If you don't use epoxy, at least not at first, then you can try both ways.
     
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  11. targa88

    targa88 Well-Known Member

    BB are not required.
    The design of the handle provides excellent grip and feel.
    I also have a solid handle replica. The added weight does not provide any advantage.
     
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  12. pork

    pork New Member

    Fill it part of the way with the BBs (or whatever) and buy a tapered cork that you can jam into the handle. If the cork fits tightly enough, it should stay put for at least a shave or two. I get corks at my local Ace Hardware store. A rubber stopper would also work.
     
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  13. TobyC

    TobyC Well-Known Member

    Or just a ball of aluminum foil, or even paper towel.
     
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  14. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I like my weighted brushes. I've had a customized rubberset (non400) feels very luxurious weighted.
    I didn't fill my 400, but I wouldn't be opposed to the idea. Other than I've got others in the 400 style. It's plastic, but feels a bit heavier (razorock 400).

    What they said about trying both is easy enough project. Then you can tell us how you feel about weighting it.
     
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  15. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    I also do not have a rubberset, but have increased the weight on a couple of vintage brushes I restored. One brush is now too heavy and does not feel balanced, but the other is just right and an improvement in my opinion. Unfortunately, using epoxy and pennies like I did makes it impossible to reverse.

    Try it without the weight and then with the added weight to help you decide. If you decide you want it lighter or heavier, then you can make adjustments before making it permanent.
     
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  16. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I did, it was a stupid question. Of course, the "real ones" were hollow. You answered it before I could delete it. ;)
     
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    It makes the most sense to try it first without added weight. Then, as an experiment, add weight without making it permanent. Thank you for all of your good advice. :)
     
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  18. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    I have all the Rubberset brushes in this series. I have not added weight to the handles. IMO extra weight is not needed.
     
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  19. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Yeah, extra weight not needed unless you are working on cardio.
     
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  20. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    The handle is well balanced .
     

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