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Waiter to apprentice quick mod 6049

Global Moderator Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 9,739 SAK Surgeon
Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« on: May 05, 2013, 08:18:07 PM »
I remember seeing some pictures by Neil on how he swapped the corkscrew for a phillips with only removing that one pin, and it looked easy enough so I gave it a try just now. 

I didnt even file the rivet head all the way down, just mostly and hit it with a punch and it popped right out.  The plastic quick clamps I use to assemble SAKs worked perfect to compress the spring to line up the holes.















It was actually way easier than I guessed, total mod time was less than 10 minutes.  Ive wanted an apprentice for a minimal SAK for awhile now, and I finally got around to modding one up.

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« Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 08:20:55 PM by Syph007 »

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 03:28:47 AM »
hmmmm, nice.

 :think:  I bought 10 Waiters recently to do up with Wood scales, a couple of them might get turned into apprentices.

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 03:31:14 AM »
I know alot of people like the corkscrew, but Im not one of them.  The smoother philips is nicer in the hand then the corkscrew.

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 08:09:04 AM »
I did that mod after Neil posted his pictures a few years ago, as you say it's a very easy one to do and takes almost no time at all. :tu:


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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 01:09:13 PM »
Meant to get round to the same thing myself... still got the bits sitting around! ::)

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2013, 01:54:51 PM »
Holy crap I'm tired. Stuck this one in the wrong thread.... Love the mod though !
« Last Edit: August 11, 2013, 02:10:26 PM by thebullfrog »
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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2013, 05:11:45 PM »
i did one of these for myself.
its been my casual edc for awhile.
love it.

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2016, 09:04:46 PM »
Sorry to bring this back from the dead, but how much trickier is this if the SAK in question has several layers?
My plan is to put a Phillips on a Mountaineer.
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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2016, 09:39:47 PM »
No harder as long as you make the pin you are pushing though have a long tapered point.

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2016, 09:48:51 PM »
Cheers Syph!
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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2016, 12:16:05 AM »
Sorry to bring this back from the dead, but how much trickier is this if the SAK in question has several layers?
My plan is to put a Phillips on a Mountaineer.

Making a Grand Prix?  Great choice there I'd say.   Pics when it's done?

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2016, 01:18:47 AM »
Sorry to bring this back from the dead, but how much trickier is this if the SAK in question has several layers?
My plan is to put a Phillips on a Mountaineer.

Making a Grand Prix?  Great choice there I'd say.   Pics when it's done?

+1 :tu:

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2016, 01:53:48 AM »
 :like: :cheers:

Now I have to mod one.....LOL

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2016, 06:57:37 AM »
Making a Grand Prix?  Great choice there I'd say.   Pics when it's done?

Yep! If Victorinox still made the Grand Prix I wouldn't bother - I love the car on the scales - but those fellas in Ibach leave me no choice!
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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2016, 03:20:31 PM »
Wish I had read this earlier... Had to completely dismantle a Compact and a Tinker to swap the phillips and corkscrew for a friend a few weeks ago... :facepalm:


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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2016, 11:06:14 AM »
Anyone done this to a compact? I never really use the corkscrew apart from holding the eye glass driver.

Actually how difficult would this be on a handyman? As I'm not sure why it doesnt included a phillips anyway
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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2016, 10:28:52 AM »
It's totally possible on any thickness of SAK I'd say.  What I'd do is drill the existing pin as normal.  I'd then use a replacement pin that has an extra 2cm long taper on the end and use that to punch out the old pin (but  to start only so far as to let the corkscrew come free).  Once you've got the Phillips in place as above (and I'd say the more of the layers that can be held in the vice the better) you can then punch out the old pin with the new.  This is why the 2cm tapper is important; if you don't use it then the end of the new pin will almost certainly get caught on the lip of a tool or backspring and not want to go through the hole.  Once you've got the new pin stock in place then cut off the taper and cut the pin to length and peen as normal. 

Hope that helps. 

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2016, 03:27:28 PM »
It's totally possible on any thickness of SAK I'd say.  What I'd do is drill the existing pin as normal.  I'd then use a replacement pin that has an extra 2cm long taper on the end and use that to punch out the old pin (but  to start only so far as to let the corkscrew come free).  Once you've got the Phillips in place as above (and I'd say the more of the layers that can be held in the vice the better) you can then punch out the old pin with the new.  This is why the 2cm tapper is important; if you don't use it then the end of the new pin will almost certainly get caught on the lip of a tool or backspring and not want to go through the hole.  Once you've got the new pin stock in place then cut off the taper and cut the pin to length and peen as normal. 

Hope that helps.

Yep that's exactly how to do it. 

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Re: Waiter to apprentice quick mod
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2016, 04:37:00 PM »
It's totally possible on any thickness of SAK I'd say.  What I'd do is drill the existing pin as normal.  I'd then use a replacement pin that has an extra 2cm long taper on the end and use that to punch out the old pin (but  to start only so far as to let the corkscrew come free).  Once you've got the Phillips in place as above (and I'd say the more of the layers that can be held in the vice the better) you can then punch out the old pin with the new.  This is why the 2cm tapper is important; if you don't use it then the end of the new pin will almost certainly get caught on the lip of a tool or backspring and not want to go through the hole.  Once you've got the new pin stock in place then cut off the taper and cut the pin to length and peen as normal. 

Hope that helps.

Yep that's exactly how to do it.

That's actually good to know. :D  I've only done it once on a four layer SAK and that was a long time ago now.

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