New standard handle

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Swampfox, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    I have a new standard and a new standard tuckaway razor but both a a crack in the handle. Is there anyway to fix it? Or if not anyone have uncracked handles I could get off them? Thank y’all I’m going to be sending them off next month to have them replated along with my old type that says property of US Army.
     
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  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    A few small hose clamps and 2 part epoxy on the inside will take care of it, but since you're getting it replated that probably wouldn't be a good idea till afterwards.
     
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  3. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    Sounds good will it last? I don’t tighten the heads down tight.
     
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  4. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    If you don't stress it any worse than need be, it should outlast both of us. ;)
     
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  5. Swampfox

    Swampfox Active Member

    Great thank you
     
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  6. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Plumber adhesive glue also works well for cracks in hollow tube razor handles.
     
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  7. romsitsa

    romsitsa Member

    Replating will make the crack more visible as the surface will get more reflective. It's not a problem, jut a fyi.
    Sometimes cracks can be pulled together, but it usually will still be visible to some extent.
    Remove the tube, sand down the piece that caused the crack (neck or bottom plug) till it loosely fits the tube. Clean surfaces, apply flux and a bit of solder, fit the neck/bottom into the handle, apply some force with a vice/hose clamp/pliers, till the crack dissapears, apply heat.
    Avoid getting solder on the outside, it's almost impossible to remove from the knurled areas.

    Adam
     
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