If you find something here on the forum I want to know your secret. I looked and searched several times to no avail here on MT.o
Quote from: stressmaster5000 on October 16, 2013, 11:38:25 PMIf you find something here on the forum I want to know your secret. I looked and searched several times to no avail here on MT.o Usually when I search for pictures here i go to google, type my search string followed by site:.multitool.org so it searches only for images on MTO. I get better results that way.
I bet you can just modify a regular scissors spring to work in place of that little button return spring.
In a hard-use setting, the slide lock is just a little extra piece of mind. Mind you, if they made an OH Outrider...
During testing of an material sample the stress strain curve is a graphical representation of the relationship between stress,derived from measuring the load applied on the sample and strain derived from measuring the deformation of the sample i.e. elongation, compression, or distortion. Steel generally exhibits a very linear stress-strain relationship up to a well defined yield point. The linear portion of the curve is in the elastic region and the slope is the modulus of elasticity or Young`s modulus. A torque in physics, also called moment, is a vector that measures the tendency of a force to rotate an object about some axis(center). The magnitude of a torque is defined as the product of a force and the length of the lever arm(radius) M=FxI. To stay in the elastic region a torque of maximum 10,8Nm should not be exceeded.However we found them to be insufficiently robust and sturdy for the fire brigades, the rescue services the police and army forces. For this reason we developed a knife (0,83-0,84) of the same shape and size but much stronger, with thicker rivets and blades, Liner-lock for the blade and powerful screwdriver. In this range you will find the Victorinox lock blade for one hand opening.
on Earth, 1 Newton is about 100g, so 10Nm is approximately the torque that would result from a 1kg weight at the end of a 1m wrench, or 2kg at 50cm, 10kg at 10cm etc.If the blade is 10cm long that means you can put a steady weight of 10kg on the end.You'd torque your car's wheel nuts up to somewhere around 100Nm, tractor wheel nuts up to 4-500Nm, a decent 1/2" impact wrench will (pulsed) do 650Nm, electrical connections are often specified in the range 0.5-5Nm...
Is it that slim piece of metal, mounted in the plastic slider, that locks the blade against closing?If so, I can see why "Victorinox’s own tests show the liner-lock to be stronger than their locking bolt, which is why they went to the liner-lock on the Rescue Tool." (SAKOM)