Zamac is the cheapest option and the easiest way to manufacture parts with tight tolerances, but there is no guarantee everything will turn out as planned. Currently CNC and MIM process have the best tolerances results but they are more expensive than manufacturing zamac parts. The most precise manufacturing parts to date is the old Gillette progressive brass stamping, its superior even to CNC but setting up brass stamping line is very expensive and it only pays off if company wants to do mass production million + razors. If you look at the pictures above you can see that the rod is brass in color and not SS, I do remember them mentioning that the rod will be SS but the picture shows otherwise. If they implement the fix with the T-bar as they say it will be 1 piece then for sure it will all be zinc, that's fine as long as they do a good job with the plating.[/QUOTE] Thanks. I looked more carefully at the source of the quote I used and it was for June, 2017, so almost a year old. From what you're saying, does that mean the Fatboy actually has better tolerences than more modern adjustables (or at least the potential for better tolerences)? Though not my favorite shaving razor, the Fatboy is a beautiful razor, both from an engineering and aesthetic perspective.