New Member with Rolls Razor Question

Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by RobertP, May 30, 2019.

  1. RobertP

    RobertP New Member

    Hello all, brand new member here! 10 days ago was blithely unaware of the Rolls Razors, until I picked one up at a local flea market. Since then, I've acquired two more, and now have a question:
    All three have the ball bearing in the side of the blade, under the blade guard. Only one example presses snugly against the guard, holding the guard in position either above or below the blade edge. The other two razor guards are loose, flopping around as the blade is positioned for shaving. Are these two missing a bearing spring underneath? I've removed one ball bearing and it's just loose in its hole.
    I've added a picture to help clarify: Rolls Razor Guard Detail.jpg

    I'm intrigued by these razors! Thanks!
  2. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    4F0CA4D6-8EBD-4178-BA2F-DCE7E827BCD4.png Welcome from New Mexico!!

    I don’t have any experience with Rolls but there are some good folks here. They will.
  3. Fiorellini

    Fiorellini Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.
  4. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

  5. pisces_0

    pisces_0 Well-Known Member

    The ball bearing acts as a detent against a small nub on the inside edge of the guard. This is what allows the guard to flip up and down and snap into place. I've seen guards with the nub worn down such that it barely makes contact with the ball bearing. Thus, no "snap" just a floppy guard.

    There's no spring behind the ball bearing. It just sits static in a cavity in the side if the blade.
  6. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    I think of it more as a kick stand than a guard. It's purpose isn't to guard , more to prop.
    The designers must have marred a bunch of edges to come up with this strategy.
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  7. RobertP

    RobertP New Member

    Thanks for the welcome, and thanks for the info! ;-)
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  8. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Welcome, from Texas.
  9. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Try posting your Rolls Razor questions on this thread:

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  10. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Wecome from Alabama the Heart of Dixie. Glad to have you aboard.
  11. Jayaruh

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    Glad you have joined us. Let us hear more from you.
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  12. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    Welcome to TSD @RobertP! Glad you signed up, and I hope previous posts pointed you in the direction for some answers to your questions. I see many of those Rolls Razors around. Haven't taken the plunge myself.
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  13. RobertP

    RobertP New Member

    Thanks, it seems like a nice group of people!
    I'll inspect the Rolls Razor forum in the next few days.
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  14. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    There is a few of us you have to watch out for but you will learn. :happy102: We do like to have a little fun!
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  15. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Welcome to The Shave Den, a great place to hang out!
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  16. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    I'm not able to answer your question, but I can welcome you to TSD. So... welcome to TSD!
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  17. RobertP

    RobertP New Member

    Thank you all!
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  18. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome aboard!
  19. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    Welcome to TSD RobertP! Enjoy!
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