Pearl Flexi Rattle

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I've oiled it up now but it hasn't really done anything. The rattle is as if something is loose, moving up and down the top of the handle (duh). I cant see how oil will help sit whatever is moving in mine.

It doesn't detract from the shave at all but now I know it isn't supposed to be there it is slightly annoying.
 
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Well done postie, working a Sunday
The "Rattle" has arrived!
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So, all unpacked and the inspection began,
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Got to say, I like it. Overall quality is really good, the head has no alignment issues and the dial is smooth but sturdy, it should not move during the shave.
OK, the elephant in the room, does it Rattle?
Well once its all tightened and you give it a hard shake there is a very slight noise coming from inside the handle, remove the top cap, no rattle?
This could well be something to do with the retaining collar for bottom screw.

A couple of drops of light sewing machine oil on the cap thread, on the adjuster dial, and on the bottom screw, allowing it to coat the inside.
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Rattle disappeared (y)
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The Blackland month will have an imposter for 1 blades worth of shaves.
You mention no rattle without the top cap? Mine deffo rattles with or without.
 

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I have just rechecked @Max Spoofing , remove the top cap and hold the screw knob with the handle to stop it from moving, the razor makes no sound when skaken, this makes me think there is a "free" collar holding in the screw knob to stop it falling out, when tightened it will float, I don't think it's anything to worry about.
The Rex has a sprung fit assembly which does the same thing by gripping the internal tube of the handle, albeit probably much more expensive to manufacture.
I can live with it as it does not detract from the shave for me.
 
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I have just rechecked @Max Spoofing , remove the top cap and hold the screw knob with the handle to stop it from moving, the razor makes no sound when skaken, this makes me think there is a "free" collar holding in the screw knob to stop it falling out, when tightened it will float, I don't think it's anything to worry about.
The Rex has a sprung fit assembly which does the same thing by gripping the internal tube of the handle, albeit probably much more expensive to manufacture.
I can live with it as it does not detract from the shave for me.
Mine still makes a sound if I remove the top cap and hold the screw at the bottom. I emailed shaving time to see if they had any tips but they assured me it was normal and edited the listing to describe the sound.

Tbh if I hadn't read on this forum that it might of been an issue then I would have just cracked on and assumed it was normal. Instead I opened the box and started throwing it around looking for imperfections.

Does the rattle have any impact? No
Does it shave great? Yes
Would I buy it again? Yes
Am I going to keep it? Definitely
 

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Followed Tony'schin fix taking it from 6 to just past 1 and
this has fixed it. Brilliant. Thanks. I am really glad I didn't send it back now.
Brilliant, did you squeeze the top cap a few times to the bottom plate when it was on #6, or did the spring just seat itself?
Mine still has a very light noise when shaken really hard vertically, horizontally - zilch/nada.
For what it costs I think it a brammer!
It's up next week for a proper run out, then next month on a head to head with a few of my other adjustable's.
Really glad the fix worked for you.(y)
 
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