Not at all, these days I enjoy mostly mild razors. Razors like the Timeless .68.What is your usual daily razor? Do you prefer aggressive razors normally?
I would really be happy to hear a review vs Timeless slim. Which one is more efficient ? Which one more smooth? ' think I'm not the only one asking this himself...
How do you know this is a not a good fit? It may be deliberately designed this way with a small amount of relief around the edges. As long as the clamping force against the base plate is the same, I don't think this will make a noticeable difference in the shave....The original R41 (2 piece razor) razor head does not have a good fit at the interface where the top cap is clamping the blade to the base plate (it might just be mine). If you hold it up against a light (without a blade loaded), there is a slight light opening at the clamping interface, while the CNC produced head is completely flush...
Sorry to nitpick, but if the part is designed with a relief, then it is made as designed, not with sloppy tolerances or poor quality. A relief would prevent a sharp edge of the handle from gouging the plating on the base plate. It would also allow for some minor variation in the plating thickness. True, you would not need that with the stainless version, but the cost is way out of proportion to the benefit, IMHO.There was not a big noticeable difference, if any in the shave. I just think it is a difference in the tolerances in the different manufacturing method.
Tighter tolerances is in my opinion always better. This would not be a deciding factor for me. I would be just as satisfied with my original R41 twist.
For every razor out there you will find users that swap handles to their likings.If I didn't already have the zamak R41 then I may have been tempted to spend 5x as much because it's stainless steel.
But reading reviews here and noting someone has already changed handle .. it's an easy decision to avoid it.
As long as it's not one of the common TTO of course - but I understand your general assumption. Therefore I think it would be great if they sold it as a head only as they do the zamak.For every razor out there you will find users that swap handles to their likings.