Pal Adjustable Razor Fix

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by jimjo1031, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Just wondering if anyone has heard of how to fix a Pal Adjustable if it isn't adjusting?
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  2. John Beeman

    John Beeman Well-Known Member

    Is it possible that it’s just gunked up a bit or do you think the mechanism is broken?
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  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    The dial freewheels?
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    seller says dial doesn't engage, probably so
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  5. Billyfergie

    Billyfergie The Scottish Ninja

    Best Advice I Can Offer is STAY AWAY from a Dodgy PAL Adjustable...Side Step it..:happy097:

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  6. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I know, but it's less than $10.00, shipped.
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  7. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member much is a usable one ?
  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    He said it's usable, just not adjusting. Been a while, but I've seen them for $25 and up
  9. Robert1955

    Robert1955 Well-Known Member

    It sounds a good buy if you think you can fix it, I know very little of the internal workings of I would stay clear, I would rather pay the extra for a fully working item than maybe end up with a expensive fishing weight... Can you have a go at fixing it ??...then go for it. :-P
  10. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    If it's stuck on a moderate setting, probably worth it. If it's stuck on high, you'd best enjoy aggressive shaves!

    Could be worth a roll of the dice. The bad ones I had with the misaligned heads (badly machined) were impossible to fix, the blade was exposed crooked and would tear you up no matter what, but this one likely doesn't have that issue. However, I don't recall the inner workings under the dial being accessible, I think it's all riveted closed. Would be impossible to get to...I think.
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  11. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Found it...the pics show some dings on the underside of the head where nothing would normally touch. Looks like someone has already tried monkeying with it or banging it on something to get it working. Because of that, I'd pass.
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  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Yeah saw that also.
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  13. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    It's not fixable. The adjustment mechanism on the Pal's isn't as durable as the one on the Schick's. I had one break on my first Pal Adjustable that I bought seven years ago.


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