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#1

Member
Pittsburgh
Now that there are several of us using the OneBlade, and now that mine is a mess after nearly 10 days straight of use, how are are you maintaining your OneBlade?

Has anyone taken out the two screws to clean the razor head? Any issues with this?

Thanks

Justin
Life has a melody.
#2

Member
Austin, TX
I have not JustinHEMI but did comment in another thread about the nooks and crannies making it somewhat difficult to keep pristine.

Although I rarely do, in the case of the Oneblade I did use scrubbing bubbles [non-bleach] and it worked fine with no adverse effect on the finish etc.

Curious to see if anybody has actually taken it apart and whether this may impact warranty, etc.
Kevin
#3

Member
Pittsburgh
I emailed OneBlade and this was the response;

"Thanks for reaching out. We do NOT recommend taking the head apart. Soaking it in hot water should do the trick in getting it cleaned. If you feel like something is hindering the performance of your razor, then we can take a look at it for you."


So they do not recommend taking the head apart. My concern with that, since I intend on using the feather blades, is that there is quite a bit of glue on the blades and I have to imagine that that is going to build up over time, despite whatever soaking one may perform. Glue tends to need agitation to remove.

Unless I'm worried too much about the glue..., maybe it doesn't gum up the razor much at all? Maybe it does come out while shaving or soaking?

Justin
Life has a melody.
#4

Member
San Francisco
I was wondering about cleaning the OneBlade effectively, too, mostly because of the wax residue from the Feather blades. I wrote OneBlade asking for their recommended cleaning method, but haven't heard back yet (I assume I'll get the same advice quoted here). I've hardly had the razor long enough yet to know how much this really becomes an issue, but I'd also rather not do anything to compromise the steel or PVD coating.
David : DE shaving since Nov 2014. Nowadays giving in to the single-edge siren call.
#5

Member
Pittsburgh
(This post was last modified: 02-22-2016, 06:13 PM by JustinHEMI.)
I did reply back to them with my concerns about long term build up. I'll report back with their reply. Maybe it's a non issue.

I'm going to pay closer attention to the blade when I pull it out, and see if the residue was washed off by the act of shaving, or see what's left as a before/after.

Justin
Life has a melody.
#6

Member
San Francisco
While we're on the topic of OneBlade use and maintenance: I noticed in my first two blade insertions that the blade didn't automatically seat on both sides of the back notches, despite hearing a click. I was able to push the unseated side down, no problem, but I was surprised it didn't just snap down automatically. I've also noticed it takes a little bit of effort to get the blade up and out. Someone (was it Len?) mentioned these tabs loosen a bit with use (in a good way). Anyone else notice any of this?
David : DE shaving since Nov 2014. Nowadays giving in to the single-edge siren call.
#7
(This post was last modified: 02-22-2016, 07:51 PM by Len.)
(02-22-2016, 06:16 PM)onethinline Wrote: While we're on the topic of OneBlade use and maintenance: I noticed in my first two blade insertions that the blade didn't automatically seat on both sides of the back notches, despite hearing a click. I was able to push the unseated side down, no problem, but I was surprised it didn't just snap down automatically. I've also noticed it takes a little bit of effort to get the blade up and out. Someone (was it Len?) mentioned these tabs loosen a bit with use (in a good way). Anyone else notice any of this?

That might have been me. The 'locking tabs' do loosen a bit with time (yes, in a good way). But you do not want to pull the blade out straight, as this makes it difficult and puts unneeded strain on the blade locks. Pull the blade up at an angle (away from the handle), as you are pulling out, and removing the blade becomes quite easy.

As for cleaning, I haven't given my OneBlade the 'deep clean' yet, so for that, I'd appreciate other suggestions as well. The deep clean hasn't quite been necessary for me yet, perhaps because after every shave, I use a dry wash cloth to wipe down all the exposed metal, above and below, and really gives it a nice, polished shine for what takes 30 seconds or so. (I also notice that the only build up I get is soap. Very often I do not use any soap during the shave, just water and blade, and nothing builds up at all in those instances.)

Perhaps scrubbing bubbles is what is called for in the deeper clean, but I'd love to hear what others have tried as well. How about Dawn and a scalding hot water soak for a half an hour?
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#8
BTW, I do not think the manufacturer ever intended the razor to be taken apart. It might not hurt to do so, but some communication with them might provide an answer to best practices in cleaning, taking it apart, etc.
#9

Member
Austin, TX
(This post was last modified: 02-22-2016, 09:33 PM by kwsher. Edit Reason: Spelling )
I found that the majority of the residue is removed with simple hot water. I haven't noticed any wax build up and as I basically provide very hot rinse after each shave, the blade is perfectly clean on removal and on installing a new one there's no resistance. Leads me to believe that the wax doesn't build up.

The soap scum is pretty much taken care of via rinsing and wiping but there are some nooks that a q-tip won't reach and the SB works a champ.
Kevin
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#10
+1 on the Feather blade wax/glue. This stuff doesn't build up on the razor at all.
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