How To Hand Load (and remove) a Blade Into a Schick Repeating Razor

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Linuxguile, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Linuxguile

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    A couple of people might find this interesting and helpful (@PLAla @sdguero ). Follow this guide at your own risk, not responsible for any harm that may occur.

    I start by ejecting a new blade from the magazine and grabbing it between my thumb and index finger being careful to hold it away from the edge:

    I then get it started in the head of the razor:

    Once the blade is under the top of the head you can straighten it out and push it through:

    Once you get the blade all the way in you may notice that the blade may be sitting a little crooked in the razor:

    To fix that I use my thumb nails( or my fingernails on my index fingers) to push on the corners of the blade to push it all the way against the back of the head:
    That's it, now your ready to shave with your Schick repeating Razor!

    To remove the old blade once it is spent I use my thumbnail to push the blade out of the head a little:

    And then push on the back of the blade on the other side to get it to swing out:


    From there you can carefully grab it with your thumb and index finger and easily pull the blade out to be disposed of in your blade bank.
  2. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    Very informative post Andrew. Thank you sir.

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  3. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Why not just use an injector key so that you don't take the chance of cutting yourself


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  4. Linuxguile

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    You can't use an injector key with a Repeating Razor. They had internal blade loading mechanisms. Since blades were thicker when these razors were designed you run the risk of jamming the mechanism if you use it with a modern blade. Also sometimes the loading mechanism is broken or jammed and therefore the only option you have is to hand load the blade if you want to use the razor.
  5. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Thank you, Ken!
  6. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    That's understandable, make's sense. I have a Valet Autostrop and you have to be careful loading it too.


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  7. sdguero

    sdguero Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Andrew. That will be very helpful!
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  8. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Thank you, Andrew! Terrific post.
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  9. Primotenore

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    Still looks dangerous.
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  10. Linuxguile

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    I've seen people do crazier stuff to get a good shave, MAYhem is coming!

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  11. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    You rang?

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  12. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Great information Andrew. Having cut myself pretty good, I now use a pair of jewellers priers to get the blade started. For the folks who havent tried a vintage Schick repeater, you’re missing out on great shaves.
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  13. Herm2502

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    Great stuff Andrew. I did the same thing and now my fingernail has a slit in it. I now use a small nail file to do the "pushing".

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  14. Linuxguile

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    The use of tools is definitely advisable to prevent injuring oneself!

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  15. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    When I had mine I was doing the same thing until I started getting slits in the nail. I started using either an injector key or nail file from my nail clippers. Great write up!
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  16. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    @Linuxguile , that’s a great write up. Once I pick up a repeating razor (soon I hope), this will be quite helpful.
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  17. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I did this yesterday in my B1 injector with great results. The shave was nice, too!
  18. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Great information! Although I foresee my Swiss Army knife getting a lot of use in place of fingernails...
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  19. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Thank you, very helpful.
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  20. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    GOOD Stuff andrew
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