Single Edge Gillette Tech - aka FuzzTech

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Hembree, Nov 2, 2019.

  1. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thought I would create a thread on a little razor project I just completed. I took a brass colored Gillette Tech (no date code) and modified it as a single edge razor. After I finished cutting and filing the top and bottom plates I lightly bead blasted the plates, polished with Scotch-Brite and then finished polishing on a cotton wheel. Using a DE blade snapped in half is no problem to load. The only problem I discovered was that the snapped DE blade over hangs the razor head. Due to the snapped blade you have some sharp corners to deal with because of the over hang. A little trim job with kitchen shears and that problem is taken care of. The razor shaves great and is a fun project. If you have an old Tech head laying around give it a go and post some pictures here.

    Thank to Charlie @wristwatchb for naming the razor - FuzzTech. This is a Gillette Tech that Fuzzy @wchnu would shave with. Fuzzy just does not get along with two sided razors.
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  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Sort of had the same idea a while back, but using one of the New open comb heads. But I had in mind to use a Clix cap I have lying around as it covers the ends of the blade.. But I do have a spare Pre-War tech base plate handy, maybe some day.
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  3. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Frankly I'm missing the point. Does this shave at least as well as an unmodified Tech? Are you saving big by using half blades? Was this done to save a broken razor?
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    looks good Danny..
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  5. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    Looks more maneuverable than a regular DE razor. I'm guessing boredom, curiosity, and a surplus of Tech razors...

    If he's like most of us here, he has a handful of unused tech razors. I know I do.
  6. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Give it a try.
  7. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I just had an extra head laying around and thought it would be fun project. Shaves just like a Tech but a little more easy to get around the face with. It is a lot cheaper than a high end SE for sure.
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  8. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks Gary.
    Just something different with an old Tech head I had laying around.
  9. Redfisher

    Redfisher Doesn't celebrate National Donut Day

    very cool sir!
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  10. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Fantastic Danny!
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  11. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thank you!
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  12. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Very nice work!
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  13. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks Terry
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  14. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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  15. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Nice work. :happy096:

    How many hours do you have in it?
  16. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Dale, all total I probably have less than an hour in it.
  17. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Nice job, Danny. Looks like it would be fun to use
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  18. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks Charlie, it is a fun little razor.
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  19. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Nice job. It is fun tinkering with razors. When others ask me why I would do it. My reply is because I felt like it. Do things to please yourself not others.

    I think I might give that a go with one of my techs.


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  20. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks Tom, shaved with it again this afternoon and it just a fun razor to shave with. If you do modify one of your Techs please post some pictures. Take care.
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