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re. 5 hole blade tension screw (not torx,hex,etc.)

  • cantstopshopper Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:24 AM Reply
    Does anyone know where to get a purpose made screwdriver for the
    all too common five-holed pivot/tension screw on so many of the knives?

    I have all the hex and torx screwdrivers I need, but I want the right tool for this other kind.

    Is this available here? anywhere?

    What do YOU use instead?
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    post edited by cantstopshopper on 6/15/2010 at 6:40 AM
  • gregwalton Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:53 AM Reply
    I have been looking for this tool as well. I believe Schrade (now owned by Taylor Brands LLC) used these on some of their knives. As far as I can tell they were fitted by a special tool with five sprung ball bearing which fitted into the five dimples. The spring tension on these effectively set the tightening torque for the pivot screw. Presumably these machines are still around - if only in use by the replica makers.

    I have yet to find a hand tool for tightening these, but I'll post on this forum if I do.
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  • cantstopshopper Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:40 AM Reply
    Thank you for the info- this at least gives me a direction to continue searching in.
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  • 3x0dys Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:18 PM Reply
    If you're talking about tension screws like the one on sku.32577, most people just use very fine tip tweezers.
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  • cantstopshopper Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:53 PM Reply
    Another good suggestion, thanks

    for my knives I have a pair of hardened steel roundnose pliers- the type used for wirework

    - Still, if anyone does come across a tool designed for this specific screw... you know what to do.
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    post edited by cantstopshopper on 6/19/2010 at 12:26 PM
  • flashin Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:07 PM Reply
    fine point needle nose pliers work great.
    Howdy from Ohio!

    (john 3:15-18)
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