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Yaqi have taken their "Solid Bar" head and fitted it with a Gibbs style adjustment mechanism.
They haven't fixed the problem that existed in the first version. The work-around is
1 - Loosen the twist knob and install blade.
2 - Make sure that the adjuster knob is it its most closed, not tight though.
3 - Undo the handle 1 to 1,5 turns and at the same time made sure that the adjuster knob is still loose-ish
4 - Hold the handle and tighten the twist knob.
Now that you have everything all tightened up, the adjuster knob should rotate freely.
I have a V2 and on mine the calibration is 1 number out.
Another issue is that the indicator on the adjustment dial is too small and gets lost in the chrome for me.
How does it shave:
I have the similar fixed head and have found it to be pretty mild. On the low settings this is slightly more aggressive. The fact that I can open the gap up on it has turned it into a pretty decent shaver. I found a quite a bit of blade feel but not as effecient as I would have expected for that amount of blade feel. There is also a bit of drag but the Personna has more so don't really see it as a negative.
Overall, I managed a BBS in 3Passes plus some touch-ups.
For its price it's worth it - JMHO. (& YMMV etc)
My future plans with it - Its a very unusual thread. I have two taps on the way which I believe are the right ones.
I'll make a new handle that should solve the problem and a new adjuster knob with an indicator that I can see.
Ha Ha, and make my "Future Plans" easy?Does the handle or any other parts like the adjustment knob fit the Gibbs?
Ha Ha, and make my "Future Plans" easy?
Unfortunately not, they are different threads.
Edit: The twist knob is standard M5 by the way.
Yes, it is a pity.That is funny and unfortunate for us Gibbs owners looking for some spare parts. Had it all planned out that I would pick one up, have the handle Gunkoted in black and throw it on. Oh well.
+1 on this.I mentioned on another thread that I wish that Pearl would have spent the time copying the Gibbs directly instead of the effort of copying the Rex. Copy the Gibbs and modify it like the Personna for standard blades. An all brass CNC Micrometric under $100 bucks, would’ve been glorious.
Sorry to hear but thanks for the review. I’m still hoping Heritage Collection Shaving manages to complete their original project and put out a quality, Gibbs replica, that stays true to the original design (but adapted for standard blades of course). Alas, their website hasn’t changed for many months so who knows what is happening or not happening.Got mine today, used it. It's an "experimental" machine. A pain in the rear end to use....now my black beauty with a broken clicker that spins freely 360 x 3 is far better and easier to use..... Did half a face on some number mid movement (since it starts at 4-5 or 6 if tight..... . Anyway 3 passes, has some blade feel, result was close shave no accidents but some irritation..... This thing is annoying and takes away the joy of shaving..... It does work, but so does a 10 cent personna double cart and it shaves better.