I own 30 Fatips in all their models in chrome, nickel, and wood. I have a 1980's vintage 12 comb Fatip in Nickel, I have four Mk1 Fatips with the 18mm cap in Grande, Piccolo, and two Retros. The rest are all new Mk2's all in Grandes, Piccolo, Retro, Piccolo SEm, Woods, Nobiles everything. I've bought four other ones to gift to friends. I have never bought one that wouldn't align. Every single one of them shaves fine. I think there is no issue with Fatips, only people who have issues with them. I personally think you are disgruntled with an axe to grind.they're NOT "supposed to" have issuses. The fact is the chance of having alignment issues is very high. The fact you're lucky and bought one faultless doesn't disprove that.