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Blade play developed on my Surge 755

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Re: Blade play developed on my Surge
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2018, 11:12:58 AM »
Not sure if mixing WD40 and lube would be OK on the pivots?
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Re: Blade play developed on my Surge
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2018, 03:47:36 PM »
The main blade is rock solid, no hint of any type of play once opened.  But it is definitely stiffened when opening and closing.

WD40 definitely is helping loosening up, but seems will take time.

Did some wood processing in the garden, and Surge worked well.

The security drive bit set did good job, but it won't have much use because only security screws we have is on the Surges.
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Re: Blade play developed on my Surge
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2018, 04:06:07 PM »
WD isn't a great lube, try some 3in1 or plain mineral oil.
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Re: Blade play developed on my Surge
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2018, 04:12:53 PM »
WD40 evaporates very quickly  :salute:

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Re: Blade play developed on my Surge
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2018, 04:16:07 PM »
Regarding the T10 security torx bit, Wiha is the brand to go. I have a set of US-made bits that are buttery soft. Cheaply made bits don't last and can ruin your screws. The Germans make bits right.
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Re: Blade play developed on my Surge
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2018, 06:17:42 PM »
WD isn't a great lube, try some 3in1 or plain mineral oil.

I found a can of 3 in 1 oil in the shed, so maybe will try that one. It was bought a few year ago, when trying to use drilling metal bars for making bushcraft knives at the time.
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Re: Blade play developed on my Surge
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2018, 06:23:10 PM »
WD isn't a great lube, try some 3in1 or plain mineral oil.

I found a can of 3 in 1 oil in the shed, so maybe will try that one. It was bought a few year ago, when trying to use drilling metal bars for making bushcraft knives at the time.
Nice one  :like: :tu:

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Re: Blade play developed on my Surge
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2018, 06:32:53 PM »
WD40 evaporates very quickly  :salute:

Maybe I should try mineral oil next time when 3 in 1 runs out. I take it Amazon sells them?
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Re: Blade play developed on my Surge
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2018, 06:42:59 PM »
Regarding the T10 security torx bit, Wiha is the brand to go. I have a set of US-made bits that are buttery soft. Cheaply made bits don't last and can ruin your screws. The Germans make bits right.

I have got one made by Draper - not high end, but not bottom end either.  It did the job OK. There was no shears or tears on the drive bits. They tightened the Surge main blade to absolute limit, and locked it. 

I was looking at Wera drive bits also.  Understandably a lot more expensive. But there were some reviews that were complaining about Wera drive bits broken after a couple of uses. So, it was also a bit uncertain whether they will make such difference as the high price tack.

 

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