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Victorinox large scissor spring advice

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england Offline Dunc

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Victorinox large scissor spring advice
on: May 25, 2022, 05:23:15 PM
Hi , I have a few Vics with large scissors and most are recently bought models. I thought I’d buy some spare scissor springs to keep just in case one ever broke. I purchased a pack of 6 from Heinnie Haynes but when they arrived I noticed while they were the correct size the tips of the springs were different. I’m wondering if they are for the older pre groove models. Please see pic , the spare spring is on the right. Is there anywhere preferably in the UK I can purchase the correct springs ? These don’t look like they will ride in the little groove very well

1614E2BF-115B-4F19-9BE6-8FC3C408A89C by Duncan Moore, on Flickr
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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #1 on: May 25, 2022, 08:38:41 PM
I've always used these guys for my spares:
https://www.swisstool.co.uk/st/Spares-and-Accessories/

Be aware - Reviews on their service vary, mainly around custom engraved items, but I've never had any problems personally and several friends who placed recent orders also had flawless service.


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #2 on: May 25, 2022, 09:53:42 PM
I've always used these guys for my spares:
https://www.swisstool.co.uk/st/Spares-and-Accessories/

Be aware - Reviews on their service vary, mainly around custom engraved items, but I've never had any problems personally and several friends who placed recent orders also had flawless service.

Thanks Tasky


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 04:01:28 PM
Still not having any luck , all the springs I order are the older style and not to newer ones for grooved scissors like the Pioneer  X


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 11:18:17 PM
You ordered from the guys I linked?
I'd be quite surprised, as the springs I got from them were the most recent groove-rider type, and that was a good 2-3 years ago...!


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #5 on: August 10, 2022, 09:19:04 AM
You ordered from the guys I linked?
I'd be quite surprised, as the springs I got from them were the most recent groove-rider type, and that was a good 2-3 years ago...!

Tasky I’m so sorry but I must have messed up last time and ended up ordering from somewhere else , I’ve just placed an order for one from the link you supplied. Many thanks for that 👍


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #6 on: August 12, 2022, 10:43:18 PM
 :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: New spring has arrived and it’s still the wrong  :rant: one. I’ve now spent over £10 and bought springs from 4 different companies and they are all the old style springs. How hard can it be  :dunno:


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #7 on: August 12, 2022, 11:47:59 PM
Well, I'm stumped... and quite shocked, to be honest.
Is there an international shortage, and the only ones any place has left are the old design, perhaps?


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #8 on: August 13, 2022, 12:36:31 AM
:rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: :rant: New spring has arrived and it’s still the wrong  :rant: one. I’ve now spent over £10 and bought springs from 4 different companies and they are all the old style springs. How hard can it be  :dunno:
I was going to post you a couple out of the Vic parts kit I got a while ago, but upon close inspection they are all the old style
:dunno:


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #9 on: August 13, 2022, 08:03:52 AM
Well, I'm stumped... and quite shocked, to be honest.
Is there an international shortage, and the only ones any place has left are the old design, perhaps?

I’m wondering that too. I think the best thing for me to do is email Victorinox and ask them what they suggest. I wonder if the old and new springs share the same part number.


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #10 on: August 13, 2022, 08:04:30 AM
I was going to post you a couple out of the Vic parts kit I got a while ago, but upon close inspection they are all the old style
:dunno:

Thanks for the thought and for looking for me  :tu:


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #11 on: August 13, 2022, 08:49:22 AM
Dunc, I’ve got the spring replacement tool and a box of (supposedly) all the springs Victorinox make - could you post a pic of what you need the spring to look like and I’ll have a rummage? If I’ve got some, I’m happy to send you some?


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #12 on: August 13, 2022, 09:00:50 AM
Dunc, I’ve got the spring replacement tool and a box of (supposedly) all the springs Victorinox make - could you post a pic of what you need the spring to look like and I’ll have a rummage? If I’ve got some, I’m happy to send you some?

Awesome thank you , it’s the spring on the left , it’s that same as the Pioneer X model if you have one to compare.

1614E2BF-115B-4F19-9BE6-8FC3C408A89C by Duncan Moore, on Flickr


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #13 on: August 13, 2022, 10:52:26 AM
Excellent - it is the one I thought it was! Pm me your address and I’ll post you some.  :cheers:


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Re: Victorinox large scissor spring advice
Reply #14 on: August 13, 2022, 11:07:47 AM
Agh! I’ve just rummaged through my box of spares and the large quantity of spares that come with the spring change tool set, and the 1.37N supplied does not have the dimple at the end as shown in your pic, or indeed on my PXs…… I don’t really understand why not. Even the scissors on my 91mm models have that dimple, but not in the boxes of spares - they have a point hitch fits into the groove (1.37 has a rounder edge which does not) but not the dimple - seems Vic doesn’t supply that version…. :think: :dunno:


 

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