Tune-Up Service

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Have a razor that needs to be cleaned, polished and adjusted? Tune it up!

What We Do

Vintage safety razors pack some of the most bang for the buck, but knowing if they are fully functional, hygienic and shave-ready is a different story. Starting at $29, we offer a professional restoration that helps bring your old-school razor back to its glory days. 

*Please Note: Specialty razors include Bottom Dial Fatboy, Red Dot Fatboy, and Toggle Safety Razors.

How it Works

  1. We first clean your razor in our industrial ultrasonic machine to remove any soap scum, mineral deposits and grime. Disassembly is carried out for the best results whenever possible. 
  2. Next we carefully polish the inside and out of your razor, bringing the vintage metal up to a high luster. 
  3. Mechanical adjustments are made to ensure the best functionality of your razor.
  4. We carry out any painting that is needed - numbers on adjusters, tips on super speeds and black handles. We use color-matched powder coating that exactly replicates the original factory colors and process. 
  5. Razors are again cleaned and sanitized before being lubricated and mailed back home. We include a free Polishing Cloth that will safely keep the shine on your vintage find!

Why It Matters

Professionally servicing means you'll get the best shaves possible knowing that your razor is functioning as it was designed to. Eliminate common problems that affect shaving performance such as:

  • Bent guards
  • Uneven blade gap
  • Frozen adjusters
  • Loose handles
  • Jammed doors
  • Twist To Open issues
  • Broken Clicker Spring (if you have an adjustable and it doesn't click anymore select the above option) 



  1. "Add to Cart" this service, check-out and make payment.
  2. You will purchase Shipping during checkout, this is how we will return your razor after completion.
  3. You will receive an Order Confirmation E-mail within minutes of your purchase. Click the link that says Shipping Instructions for Service Work and follow the directions. Include the ticket number / bar code scan form in your package.
  4. Send in your razor however you choose - USPS Small Flat Rate box is our recommendation. The postage you have purchased already is for return shipping.
  5. We'll let you know when we receive your razor and keep you updated during the process. 
  6. Our turn-around time is 3-5 business days once we receive your razor. 


Our Guarantee

We promise to deliver to you a "Shave Ready" razor that has been polished, adjusted, sanitized and lubricated. We guarantee our work for 30 days from the date we ship it back to you, giving you the confidence to enjoy using a quality vintage razor! Please contact us with any other questions!  


Free polishing cloth with purchase!


236 Reviews

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  • 5
    Gillette 195 Fat Boy

    Posted by Anthony Spatt on 15th Feb 2020

    Sent razor in for repair (lazy doors). Razor came back looking and functioning like new.
    (My favorite razor is a 1946 Aristocrat I had nickel plated by Razor Emporium, the handle diameter is between a fat boy and a Gillette slim, just right.)

  • 5
    tune up

    Posted by Mark Fourn on 7th Feb 2020

    They went the extra mile

  • 5
    Awesome Service, Fast Shipping, Fast Turnover!

    Posted by Andres Flores on 28th Jan 2020

    This was my first time sending out a razor to RE. And I am extremely impressed with the work. The razor was a Gillette Fatboy with a badly twisted endplate (I think) that made the doors not close evenly, and also had a grinding squeak when twisting and locking the knob. Both those issues were resolved, and I got a nice buff/polish when I got it. Shipping was fast, turn around was even faster (less than 2 weeks from CA), and communication was excellent . Nothing more I could ask for! I'm debating whether to send my Slim just for some basic maintenance/cleaning. Awesome work guys!

  • 4
    service as described

    Posted by Rob on 26th Jan 2020

    This was a good experience, my razor looks better than I thought it could. They fixed the mechanics as best as it could be, I guess: the doors are still slightly "lazy" but I figure it is the best it can be in a 61 year old razor. I would recommend this service to anyone with Gillette Fatboy

  • 5
    Safety razor

    Posted by Stephen Oliver on 24th Dec 2019

    Absolutely love the job you guys did. I wanted to keep it as original as possible and it came out much better than I thought. Thanks again!

  • 5
    1920’s Wilkinson Sword “Pall Mall” 7 day set.

    Posted by Ed Black on 6th Dec 2019

    Here: (http://www.safetyrazors.net/wilkinson/wilkinson1.htm)

    A Custom Order. Services: Tune Up (razor), Revamp (Stropping Machine), Honing (7 blades), Strop Restore, Box restore.

    Couldn’t be more pleased. It came back Shave Ready and it does just that - no nicks, cuts or blood loss. Heh!

    Thanks Matt and Team, you’ve done it again!

    (Posted to multiple services because I used them all with this one.)

  • 5

    Posted by Leon on 2nd Dec 2019

    Great results thank you

  • 5
    Best in the biz

    Posted by Brian Myers on 12th Nov 2019

    This was my 4th time using Razor Emporium's Tune-Up service (I've also used the Revamp service), and the quality of the work is always outstanding. I wouldn't use anyone else.

  • 5
    Repeater tune-up

    Posted by Jordan Lynch on 22nd Oct 2019

    I sent in 2 Schick C-type repeaters to be tuned up; updates were provided promptly in various forms, most often by telephone with Matt. One razor was considered lost, but that too was taken care of to my satisfaction. Anyone thinking of doing this, it's extremely worthwhile; one razor I sent in works perfectly from a totally non-functioning state before sending it. Also highly polished, with polishing cloths included upon return. Matt himself is a joy to work with, pleasant and courteous and passionate about what he does. Thanks for a great experience Matt.

Why Choose Razor Emporium?

Browse our large selection of high-quality new & vintage razors, shaving products, and accessories that we have hand-selected for their quality to insure that you have the best shaving experience from the start. Specializing in vintage shaving gear, you can shop with ease for professionally restored and sanitized razors that have been adjusted, photographed in high-resolution and arrive Shave-Ready. Buy with confidence knowing that we stand behind everything we sell and service. What you see online is exactly what you will get. We guarantee it!