Pivot screw on Para 3 immobile

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Pivot screw on Para 3 immobile

Postby jhe888 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:59 am

I have a new Para 3 (the Bento Box M390 one) and it was very stiff. I thought I'd back off the pivot screws a tiny amount. One is totally immobile - the other is normal. The won't budge a bit, and I am afraid if I try any harder I'll strip the torx socket.

Is there threadlocker on these? Any other ideas?

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Re: Pivot screw on Para 3 immobile

Postby Rutger » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:21 am

There will be yes. Heat it up and get good torx bits/handle to get it loose.

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Re: Pivot screw on Para 3 immobile

Postby Brown_Recluse » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:30 pm

My suggestion is put the driver and bit into the pivot screw and semi-lightly tap it with a hammer a few times. That has worked for me. Having a large bit driver also helps since you have more torque. As mentioned above, a good torx bit set is necessary. The cheap Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot bit kits won't cut it. You'll either strip the screw or the bit itself. I learned this the hard way.

Edit: I use Wiha bits and drivers. Never had one strip or break. They're the best IMO.
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CPM S30V
CPM S110V
M390
CTS 204P
CPM S35VN
CPM 4V
CPM S90V
CTS XHP
LC200N

Current EDC(s):
Amalgam
Para 3 - S110V

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Re: Pivot screw on Para 3 immobile

Postby Username827 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:31 pm

I believe Spyderco stopped using Red Loctite in April 2017. With that in mind, use quality drivers, and care when you apply pressure on the screw. Good luck!

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Re: Pivot screw on Para 3 immobile

Postby Daveho » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:56 pm

Don’t force it-
I advocate for boiling some water put the boil water in a mug and letting the knife sit it it for 10-15 min take it out use the bit and give it a little hit and try it-
If it won’t budge go back to the heat.

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Re: Pivot screw on Para 3 immobile

Postby gull wing » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:23 pm

Yes !
SCARAMOUCHE! :spyder:

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Re: Pivot screw on Para 3 immobile

Postby brainfriction » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:01 pm

Brown_Recluse wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:30 pm
The cheap Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot bit kits won't cut it. You'll either strip the screw or the bit itself. I learned this the hard way.

Edit: I use Wiha bits and drivers. Never had one strip or break. They're the best IMO.
Yeah that's the most important part, it might seem superfluous, but good tools are a must for Spydies. I hear many people complain about rounded out or stripped T8 screws, but its unlikely to happen with a good set of Wiha drivers. I've never really needed to do anything special with the pivot screws, just a fair bit of torque. The scale screws are another story.

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Re: Pivot screw on Para 3 immobile

Postby Ric » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:40 pm

If you loosen 1 screw is it off-center?
Is the action better after loosen the screw?

I would use the knife. Oil it a bit.
If its not better in some weeks tune the screw.
Get a good set of screwdrivers first.


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