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on: December 15, 2008, 09:03:17 PM
How many of you have some vertical play in your lockbacks?  I have quite a bit in my Pacific Salt and was just wondering of this was a common thing?
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Re: Spyderco owners
Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 10:04:05 PM
It wasn't on the ones I had in the past :-\
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Re: Spyderco owners
Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 11:01:50 PM
My Natives, Caly 3, and my Manix don't have any vertical play..
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Re: Spyderco owners
Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 11:36:39 PM
How many of you have some vertical play in your lockbacks?  I have quite a bit in my Pacific Salt and was just wondering of this was a common thing?

Mai, on my Manix. I remedied mine by tightening up the lock bar, but I don't think you can do that on a Salt. Since it's pinned, I guess you have to live with it. It's fairly common, as lockbacks often develope a bit of play with use...but nothing to be concerned about.

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Re: Spyderco owners
Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 11:40:46 PM
How many of you have some vertical play in your lockbacks?  I have quite a bit in my Pacific Salt and was just wondering of this was a common thing?

Mai, on my Manix. I remedied mine by tightening up the lock bar, but I don't think you can do that on a Salt. Since it's pinned, I guess you have to live with it. It's fairly common, as lockbacks often develope a bit of play with use...but nothing to be concerned about.

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Thanks for the input Brendan.  I guess the most important thing is that the lock holds and is therefore safe, which it is.  I'll just have to get past the small amount of play.  :)
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Re: Spyderco owners
Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 12:18:26 AM
You got over the SwissTool play, so this should be a piece of cake!
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Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 12:19:50 AM
You got over the SwissTool play, so this should be a piece of cake!

I have very different expectations over my folders.  Especially when some of my folders cost considerably more than my MT's.
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Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008, 12:20:34 AM
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Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008, 12:30:52 AM
Too much blade play in all of my Spydies lately. One reason I don't buy too many anymore. :(  I did snag that T-Mag for $50 and that is a great knife for the $$$.
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Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 12:32:08 AM
Too much blade play in all of my Spydies lately. One reason I don't buy too many anymore. :(  I did snag that T-Mag for $50 and that is a great knife for the $$$.

:( I hear Striders are nice ;)
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Re: Spyderco owners
Reply #10 on: December 16, 2008, 12:35:36 AM
None of my Spydies have any play, but I don't have any modern ones either...

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Re: Spyderco owners
Reply #11 on: December 16, 2008, 12:36:51 AM
Too much blade play in all of my Spydies lately. One reason I don't buy too many anymore. :(  I did snag that T-Mag for $50 and that is a great knife for the $$$.

:( I hear Striders are nice ;)

I think they are over the top on the tough tactical image, also overpriced.

None of mine has any play.


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Re: Spyderco owners
Reply #12 on: December 16, 2008, 12:39:25 AM
For those saying they have no play, try opening the blade and then push the blade down on a hard surface ( as if you were going to cut something).  Mine "clicks" where there is a small amount of play in the lock.
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Reply #13 on: December 16, 2008, 12:41:32 AM
Hmm, that sounds like the back lock pivot hole on either lock bar or handle is larger than necessary.


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Reply #14 on: December 16, 2008, 12:43:34 AM
Hmm, that sounds like the back lock pivot hole on either lock bar or handle is larger than necessary.

Quite possibly yes.

Safety wise it's fine, but it is a bit annoying when you feel the blade move when you are doing some cutting that requires some pressure.
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Reply #15 on: December 16, 2008, 01:09:50 AM
My native has zero blade play. However I did have to open 3 boxes to find one!
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Reply #16 on: December 16, 2008, 05:03:04 AM
None of my Spydies have vertical or horizontal play (think i´m lucky!).

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Reply #17 on: December 16, 2008, 08:48:17 AM
My Salt I has no verticle play but has developed horizonal play. D4W locks up tight. Native lock up is still good. This summer I sent 3 different spyderco knives back because of serious quality issues. Two because of bad blades and one for the lock up.
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Reply #18 on: December 16, 2008, 11:43:30 AM
I have a CE Endura, Native, Calypso Jr. and a Salsa and none have vertical play.


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Reply #19 on: December 16, 2008, 03:18:10 PM
I have a dragonfly (at least I think that is what it is called) for years now and had/have some ladybugs. No play as far as I can remember, at least not noticable otherwise I would remember.


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Reply #20 on: December 16, 2008, 03:22:55 PM
I have a dragonfly (at least I think that is what it is called) for years now and had/have some ladybugs. No play as far as I can remember, at least not noticable otherwise I would remember.

I think the play I have is pretty neglegable TBH, but because I had warranty issues with the first Pacific Salt I bought (lock bar stuck up a lot) I checked this one very carefully and noticed it.  Now of course, it bugs the hell out of me.  ::)
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Re: Spyderco owners
Reply #21 on: December 23, 2008, 09:51:00 PM
I just checked my two older Pacific Salts and both have a tiny amount of vertical play with a click. I had never even noticed it before.


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Reply #22 on: December 23, 2008, 09:58:09 PM
I just checked my two older Pacific Salts and both have a tiny amount of vertical play with a click. I had never even noticed it before.

Thanks for that!  :tu:

Oh, and sorry as well.  I really hope it doesn't bug you like it does me.  :(  It's nice to hear yours are the same though.  :)
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Reply #23 on: December 23, 2008, 10:03:00 PM
If it's really bugging you Ben I'll give you a fiver for it, so you'll not have to worry about it anymore :angel:
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Reply #24 on: December 23, 2008, 10:04:01 PM
If it's really bugging you Ben I'll give you a fiver for it, so you'll not have to worry about it anymore :angel:

No I'm good thanks.  If other's do it then that's good enough for me.  :D
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Reply #25 on: December 23, 2008, 10:06:54 PM
If it's really bugging you Ben I'll give you a fiver for it, so you'll not have to worry about it anymore :angel:

No I'm good thanks.  If other's do it then that's good enough for me.  :D
Well if you quite sure then :), mind you those 57 Soldiers of your's are dead loose :-\
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Reply #26 on: December 23, 2008, 10:08:12 PM
If it's really bugging you Ben I'll give you a fiver for it, so you'll not have to worry about it anymore :angel:

No I'm good thanks.  If other's do it then that's good enough for me.  :D
Well if you quite sure then :), mind you those 57 Soldiers of your's are dead loose :-\

Not gonna happen.  :P
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Reply #27 on: December 23, 2008, 10:08:29 PM
If it's really bugging you Ben I'll give you a fiver for it, so you'll not have to worry about it anymore :angel:

No I'm good thanks.  If other's do it then that's good enough for me.  :D
Well if you quite sure then :), mind you those 57 Soldiers of your's are dead loose :-\

Not gonna happen.  :P
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Reply #28 on: December 23, 2008, 10:14:38 PM
Oh, and sorry as well.  I really hope it doesn't bug you like it does me.  :(  It's nice to hear yours are the same though.  :)

It doesn't bug me at all.  ;)


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Reply #29 on: December 23, 2008, 10:15:27 PM
Oh, and sorry as well.  I really hope it doesn't bug you like it does me.  :(  It's nice to hear yours are the same though.  :)

It doesn't bug me at all.  ;)

You're obviously not a saddo like me then.  :D
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