COOPER RAZOR OWNERS CLUB (CRC)

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Herm2502, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that.
     
  2. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    The Cooper 3 piece is designed to use proprietary blades. You don't need a punch as you can force a regular DE to work,, but over time the plating on the post will likely wear. Not sure what else to say here.
     
  3. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I had to read it a 2nd time. It makes sense now, sorry.

    As far as longevity, is there anything I can do to keep it from wearing down? Or is just a product of the design?
     
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  4. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Get a good manicure scissors and trim the blade to match the Cooper blade. I have not tried this.
     
  5. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for the info.
    I will see if I can find a Cooper blade to use as a template.
    I'm using this razor tomorrow morning, we will see how well it does.
     
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  6. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Scrunch not punch. Used a Thai Gillette Super Thin which I thought would be particularly compliant. No problems, beautiful shave.

    Manicure scissors didn't work well, punch only gets me half way there as it can't reach the East-West sections of the center hole


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  7. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Now you sir, have peaked my interest.
    I am letting it soak in some dawn dish washin detergent to help clean.
    I will scrub it a bit tonight, and see how it cleans up, but I'm excited to use it.
     
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  8. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Like the old type and Fatips it has no gap at all, while having less exposure, so it requires more attention to angle than the Fatip but is plenty efficient if you can do that.[​IMG]
     
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  9. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    If yall never hear from me again, know that I was unable to pull it off successfully.
     
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  10. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    Sorry I missed your original post. Glad you got that baby fixed. My Monobilt latches, but not tightly. I think I'll use your idea to fix it.

    Herm
     
  11. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Here are the pictures of the Cooper razor I found at the antique store. I know it's not in the greatest condition, user grade.
    I plan on trying her out in the morning.
    If I don't post again, it means I sliced my head off.
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  12. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Ok, now I get it. I see what all the fuss is about. This razor just jumped up high on my list of great shavers. 3 pass BBS and it was effortless! I'm hanging on to this guy.
    For 12 bucks,I think I got a steal KIMG0035.JPG
     
  13. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Bravo, nice to see another fan.
     
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  14. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I have that same razor. It users proprietary blades that are no longer available. But if you put a modern DE blade in there and tighten it down it will work just fine and reward you with a nice shave, as you've found out.

    Herm
     
  15. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I shaved with it this morning. It is a very efficient razor. I used wa Wilkinson Sword blade, that I punched out with a hole punch. Worked just fine.
    I put the razor in my top 5 razors.
     
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  16. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    What hole punch did you use? A specific model, or a generic Office Depot special?
     
  17. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Generic 3 hole punch.
    Just office Depot special. Just took my measurements and it went right through.
    In hindsight , a single hole punch would have worked better.
     
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  18. jmudrick

    jmudrick Well-Known Member

    Yeah I figured my punch out. I suppose with practice could manage it fairly quickly.
     
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  19. Herm2502

    Herm2502 off to elf practice

    I never bothered with a punch, the blade sat perfectly when tight.

    Herm
     
  20. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    I suppose that due to the condition of my razor, the blade doesn't sit flat, and it is also skewed. Almost like a slant bar razor.

    I figure, it takes about 20 seconds to line up the blade and punch the hole.
    It isn't a supre big deal for me to do it, well at least when I have coffee first.

    Also, how does one become part of the "CRC" club?
     
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