Re: Flair Owners Unite!¡!
« Reply #152 on: March 23, 2021, 12:05:00 AM »
you're welcome! I'm giving as much as I can share that may help with fixing simple things. Repairing vintage new looking tools is much harder.. especially when you don't have a replacement 😁 Noting the Flair Corkscrew thing. Because we tried to smack the pin cap twice.the corkscrew would be way too tight.actually unmoveable. The tool I used to tap the cap was specifically made in the tool shop at Leatherman. It was a handheld punch, the end that made contact with the cap was tapered inside contact end. With what it took to make this I'm certain it was mounted securely and drilled.(drill press) finished with something you would find in a moto tool kit. a tapered abrasive composit. The idea was to not Mar the cap or hit the pin. Those that were tapped by hand had a little bit of a burr between the cap and pin edge. You can feel it with your fingernail. Probably the weakness of a very well built tool and OH.. It is almost a No-No to touch the bottle opener with any kind of cloth paper towel, cleaner. as it will rub off so easily...
screws and component pivot long nuts. They were pre-treated with a liquid catalyst, soaked in a bucket. Scooped from the bucket then dumped and mixed with media in a heated tumbler. Done when the timer goes off. This fine layer was a catalyst for the glue. So if you dripped a drop of glue on the table it would never dry but when it was applied to the nut and the screw was screwed in, it acted like a medium loctite. the inspector was given 3 minutes to adjust the tension otherwise it would set up that quick. If you ever have to tension your tool. must remove screw. Apply a medium loctite in there but not red. And adjusted the tension. Olive oil dip, crc, but you can expect any petroleum based oil to dry out. eventually.