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    Default My Edwin Jagger DE89bl Chrome Plated Double Edge Safety Razor failed

    In less than 4 years. What would be a good replacement?

    I guess I'd like to get a vintage TTO?

    What should I be looking for and at what price range for something that will last?

    Thanks!
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    Was that a failure under normal use like broke when simply tightening... Or, was it an impact/drop? Bummer! However, if under normal circumstances, would it be covered under a Warranty? Just brainstorming as it wasn't a frilly piece of metal that broke but rather the main rod so wonder if they'd cover that. ??

    I have been keeping track of Gillette Fatboys on eBay and there are a LOT of people out there looking and buying for sure. There is a Gillette Slim adjustable TTO in the Classifieds now.

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    Shoki. I would send the razor back to the manufacturer for repairs. This failure should never happen. A bummer!
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    Send them an email.

    If you liked it a lot: I have heard the Weber stainless is very similar but far more robust.

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    I agree with the others on seeing if it is covered under manufactures warranty. If you are wanting a TTO its hard to beat the vintage gillettes. There was several models produced so availability is good. They obviously last forever as most were made at least 40-50 years ago or more. I pick most of mine up on the bay. Clean, polish, Disinfect an shave. Several models I own that are great are the Superspeed, Slim, Red tip flare. All fantastic. Good luck an keep us posted.
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    The head on those EJ's are pot metal. Still, you should be able to contact the vendor and see if they will replace it. I highly recommend a Slim for your first Gillette TTO. The 40's Style, Flare Tip, and Red Tip Super Speeds are also good choices.
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    Thanks Everybody!

    This razor has probably been dropped once or twice in a fiberglass shower. Nothing that seemed like a damaging drop. I was replacing a the blade and as I tightened the handle it gave a little and then twisted right off. The metal looks porous so I don't know if it was poured wrong or what the deal is.

    I wrote them an email at Edwin Jagger - Contact Information and got an automated response that they will get back to me as soon as possible.

    I'll look into some of those replacement ideas.

    Thanks again,
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    Unless you got it direct from EJ, I would also contact your vendor. Best of luck.
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    I bought it from Amazon. I don't think they will do anything after this long but I'll give them a try.

    --Shoki

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    I called Amazon and the customer service guy was happy to offer me a refund or replacement. After a bit of processing he comes back on the line and says this item is nearly 4-years old and the system wouldn't let him process a refund or replacement.

    He did however offer me $15 store credit. I think that's pretty good.

    I was able to get the threads out of the handle so all I need it a new head piece. Whatever that piece is called.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoki View Post
    I bought it from Amazon. I don't think they will do anything after this long but I'll give them a try.

    --Shoki
    You have nothing to loose doing that. It is the old saying "you don't ask, you don't get". Hope that works out for you.

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