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Skeletool CX - A Simple Modification 308

Jr. Member Posts: 59 "Why are your knives so sharp?" Like, WTF dude?
Skeletool CX - A Simple Modification
« on: June 01, 2019, 04:31:31 PM »
Okay, not a particularly difficult mod, but still.
Meet my 1st generation Skeletool CX, with the original combo blade. I've never been a big fan of the CX combo style blades, so I decided (having been bitten by the EDC bug) to change out the combo for a newer style plain-edge blade and have what I consider to be a more useable multitool.
It was time to open my wallet, clear out the corpses of moths long gone, and I started collecting what I needed.
I ordered 2x T8 Torx drivers and a little bottle of blue threadlocker from my friendly worldwide auction site. Also, and without this the mod would have been a bit pants, a new CX PE 154cm blade from our very own Loki.
Everything turned up nicely. The drivers and threadlocker came in little unmarked baggies, and being honest  weren't that exciting to open. The blade turned up in a fairly plain baggy covered in Russian Federation postage stamps. Inside the baggy was a very well wrapped blade, and a stunning postcard showing the Great Palace and Grand Cascade in Peterhop, Saint Petersburg, Russia. A little thing in the grand scheme of things, but a lovely piece of personal customer service.
Photo #1 - Get the bits together.
Photo #2 - Carefully turn the blade side T8 while holding the opposite side T8 still.
Photo #3 - Remove the steel & nylon washers, and be careful not to lose the screw off your desk. Don't ask.
Photo #4 - Carefully wiggle the old blade off its pivot.

SAK - Champ, Huntsman, Grand Prix, Sentry, Classic SD, Swiss Card Classic. Multitools - LM Skeletool CX, LM PST II, LM Wave. Flashlights: Thorfire TG06S, Lumintop Tool AAA, Maglite LED 2xAA. Knives: Sanrenmu 7078MUX-GKJ & GVK
Jr. Member Posts: 59 "Why are your knives so sharp?" Like, WTF dude?
Re: Skeletool CX - A Simple Modification
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 04:32:33 PM »
Photo #5 - Fit the the new blade while remembering the sharp edge faces uppermost. Again, don't ask.
Photo #6 - Assemble the screw, steel washer & nylon washer, and get the threadlocker ready.
Photo #7 - Dab a tiny drop of threadlocker onto the threads in the pivot, and fasten the screw and washers down carefully. There's a flat spot on the edge of the steel washer that allows it to clear the frame. Tighten the screw unti you're happy with the smoothness of the open/close movement.
Photo #8 - Put the Skeletool off to one side, and leave it for a few hours for the threadlock to harden.
A simple mod, but I'm very satisfied with the result. The CX used to live in my drawer, but now I have another MT for my EDC rotation.

SAK - Champ, Huntsman, Grand Prix, Sentry, Classic SD, Swiss Card Classic. Multitools - LM Skeletool CX, LM PST II, LM Wave. Flashlights: Thorfire TG06S, Lumintop Tool AAA, Maglite LED 2xAA. Knives: Sanrenmu 7078MUX-GKJ & GVK
Hero Member Posts: 504
Re: Skeletool CX - A Simple Modification
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 04:45:29 PM »
Good Job! I have the 1st gen skeletool with the PE blade. So I get why you did it.
No Life Club Posts: 3,694
Re: Skeletool CX - A Simple Modification
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 04:54:30 PM »
Years ago I did exact same thing. Well worth it, good job!!!


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Hero Member Posts: 578
Re: Skeletool CX - A Simple Modification
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 05:11:50 PM »
Good change, well done

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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 41,657
Re: Skeletool CX - A Simple Modification
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 06:22:19 PM »
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Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 37,857
Re: Skeletool CX - A Simple Modification
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 12:53:59 AM »
Good work, congrats on your first badges.   :tu:   :like:
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 19,331
Re: Skeletool CX - A Simple Modification
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 01:10:42 AM »
Congrats on your badge and the MOD.  I really like my Skele CX.  It took me a while to bond with the Skele but man have I.  Wishing you lots of milage on that blade. 

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