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Micra Scissor Problem

us Offline cody6268

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Micra Scissor Problem
on: March 05, 2017, 01:40:26 PM
Yesterday, I bought myself a new Micra, my first. Unfortunately, the rivet holding the two blades of the scissors together is extremely loose, and it has lots of side-to-side play.  It'll still cut, just not anything thin like cellophane snack cake wrappers or Scotch tape.

Is there any way to tighten it up without having to spend $10 to send it in on warranty?


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 01:46:24 PM
Hammer.


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 02:25:06 PM
A dozen or more gentle taps with a small ball peen, is better than a couple heavy wacks.
Go slow.


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 02:26:48 PM
Hammer and a Pin punch.

Here's how I do it on pliers.

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,66808.msg1283754.html#msg1283754


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #4 on: March 10, 2022, 11:12:07 AM
Sorry for digging up this old thread.

I have a micra which is extremely old, more than 20 years. It holds a lot of sentimental value for me. Following instructions here to tighten the rivet as well as instructions elsewhere to sharpen the pair of scissors, I managed to get it to cut paper very well. However it will not cut thin plastic bags, just slips through. I'm beginning to wonder whether it can be sharpened to cut plastic bags or did it work on these in the first place. Advise needed so I know whether I should still be trying to sharpen it. Thanks in advance!

JJ

** the scissors had been through a lot of tough work throughout the 20 years  :climber:


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #5 on: March 10, 2022, 12:55:40 PM
Cool diggin'

Most my Micra do cut thin plastic bags
Make sure blades are crossing each other from start to end

But honestly, I wouldn't risk ruining them


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #6 on: March 10, 2022, 02:46:07 PM
 :iagree: with m47 :salute: since you have had them so long and they do cut I wouldn't risk over sharpening them :ahhh

Also welcome to :MTO: ruriimasu :cheers:


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #7 on: March 10, 2022, 03:23:49 PM
(do it the MTo way : buy a new one and keep the old as a shelf queen)


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #8 on: March 10, 2022, 03:54:51 PM
 :iagree: :like: :like:


us Offline genevabuck

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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #9 on: March 10, 2022, 05:16:19 PM
Thoroughly clean and oil it.


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #10 on: March 10, 2022, 10:02:54 PM
(do it the MTo way : buy a new one and keep the old as a shelf queen)
+1.
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One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #11 on: March 11, 2022, 03:14:29 AM
I have quite a lot of multitools. But I just like to EDC this particular tool so I can be reminded of this person whenever I used it. =)

JJ

(do it the MTo way : buy a new one and keep the old as a shelf queen)


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #12 on: March 11, 2022, 03:15:27 AM
Guess I'll try more sharpening. Thanks for confirming this.

JJ

Cool diggin'

Most my Micra do cut thin plastic bags
Make sure blades are crossing each other from start to end

But honestly, I wouldn't risk ruining them


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Re: Micra Scissor Problem
Reply #13 on: March 11, 2022, 08:47:28 PM
I just like to EDC this particular tool so I can be reminded of this person whenever I used it.
Ah, sentimental value. I understand perfectly.
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One to four layers of SAK is (usually) best for me.

If you have absolutely nothing better to do, my YouTube channel is awlways an option:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCWA0VjH6v3WS6gvLkPGk9KA/


 

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