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A "how-to" for basic SAK mods. Pic heavy.

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Reply #90 on: September 02, 2012, 06:45:02 PM
hi first post, been lurking for a while.

thanks for this tutorial, i've been following it trying to take the saw from a camper and put it in a super tinker.

dis-assembly, like in most cases, was pretty darn easy.

i'm having a slight problem when attempting put the camper back together minus saw. (doing that one first as test run)

the spring pieces seem to want to pop off the center pivot pin even after i get a layer situated.

is there a trick or something i am missing to keep it from popping off?

thanks


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Reply #91 on: September 02, 2012, 07:46:53 PM
First let me say, welcome to the forum. :cheers:

I have to admit I'm not quite able to visualise exactly what is going wrong for you, if you are getting both ends of the spring located under their tools I can't understand how it wouldn't stay exactly where it should be in the centre. :think:  I suspect I am misunderstanding the question though.

Perhaps someone who's brain isn't quite so tired might be of more help right this minute. :-[
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Reply #92 on: September 02, 2012, 07:54:25 PM
Wait, wait! I think I might have just got what you were saying.  If we are talking about the blade layer am I right in thinking that the spring is jumping off the corkscrew?  Someone (and I forget who now) once suggested that using big bulldog clips to hold the layers together while building can help keep everything in place.
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Reply #93 on: September 02, 2012, 08:42:36 PM
honored to have you answering my noob questions.

i got it figured out what i was doing wrong.  I wasn't putting the back accessories and pin in for some reason misthinking i would do it later.

once that stuff goes in, everything is held together

thanks again for the response and for the post.

I got my camper back together minus the wood saw (so it's a homemade spartan now i believe)

whew for a noob, and i should say i was working with brass stock that was hardware store bought 3/32 and nail the proper size for the 2.2mm center pin.

I'm going to try it for a few days to make sure it's solid and then start to work on the other one.

I was thinking of taking bottle and can open layer off super tinker and add wood saw.

I wanted the phillips instead of corkscrew.

think i saw that mod in the huge mod thread, which i looked at every pic  :sak:
« Last Edit: September 02, 2012, 08:44:15 PM by WiSAKfan »


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Reply #94 on: September 02, 2012, 08:50:47 PM
for the corkscrew i found it was easiest when it was extended to get the spring in place.

also this project gave me a proper respect for my LM wave, very helpful tool to have around when doing this sort of stuff....


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Reply #95 on: September 02, 2012, 09:42:48 PM
very glad to hear you got it sorted WiSAKfan. :cheers:  Now we really do insist on you adding pictures of your mods when they are complete. :pok:   :D
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Reply #96 on: September 04, 2012, 02:13:52 PM
well i took it apart again,

was thinking of going a nice slim package of big blade, small blade, saw and awl on back under blades but it doesn't seem to be the right fit

perhaps the corkscrew is sized to go under the blades?


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Reply #97 on: September 04, 2012, 03:49:36 PM
Normally the corkscrew is the back tool for the blade layer and the awl for the caplifter layer.
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Reply #98 on: September 05, 2012, 01:41:25 AM
yeah i know that's the way it normally is....

I removed the caplifter layer but wanted to use the awl in place of the corkscrew.

with the awl in that spot the big blade doesn't want to snap open


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Reply #99 on: September 11, 2012, 09:43:14 PM
did anyone experiment with the DIY press made with a clamp like pictured?


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Reply #100 on: October 19, 2012, 05:02:34 AM
Sorry for the probably ridiculous question but where can someone buy pins for sak mods, and what exactly should I ask for ?
I live in Greece and I dont know how could I ask for them in a hardware store?


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Reply #101 on: October 19, 2012, 05:22:09 AM
you are looking for pin stock.  most of the time it is made of brass.

for size, it depends on what models you are modding.

for example the 91mm SAKS use 2.5mm stock for the outer holes and 2.2mm stock for the inner holes.  don't be surprised if you can't find 2.2mm anywhere.  we sand down the 2.5mm stock to 2.2mm by putting a piece of stock in a drill and using sand paper to thin it out.

in the usa, at least where i am you can't just walk in and buy stock in mm.  3/32" is the closest one in my experience.

good luck.

post back with any other questions, people are happy to help


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Reply #102 on: October 19, 2012, 06:34:59 PM
If you have a model making shop (train sets, remote control cars, that kind of thing) they will sometimes stock brass rods for people who make their own backgrounds, buildings, set pieces etc. 

A quick google came up these guys who might stock that kind of thing: http://www.diorama.com/index.htm
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Reply #103 on: January 30, 2013, 01:30:55 PM
Hey Gareth, just wanna thank you for the walk-through!  You helped me convince myself to tackle modding my girlfriend's Classic.

Here's my build thread.  Thanks again for the tutorial.
http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,42615.0.html
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Reply #104 on: January 30, 2013, 04:50:13 PM
You are very welcome mate. :tu: I am just glad to hear folks are still getting some use out of it. :)
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Reply #105 on: February 01, 2013, 09:22:55 AM
Alright everyone. I think I am going to try my first real MOD.   :ahhh  I just need to find some part now.  :think:

I hope I have the actual tools need to do it as well.
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Reply #106 on: February 01, 2013, 12:01:59 PM
Good luck. :tu: And pics of your project are always welcome. :D


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Reply #107 on: February 08, 2013, 01:36:11 AM
I have been lagging on this big time. Hopefully it will happen sooner than later.
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Reply #108 on: February 13, 2013, 09:20:19 AM
Ok, seriously thinking about modding my damaged Ranger... 

But the bodyplate is of the old style...  So, if I get a new small blade for it, I'm going to need the birds head spacer for it, AND the new main blade, AND the new body plate...

Is that right?
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Reply #109 on: March 01, 2013, 03:33:06 PM
Thanks for the how to ! Makes it a lot easier to make the plunge into mods. Thanks again
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Reply #110 on: March 01, 2013, 06:55:55 PM
You are very welcome. :tu:
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Reply #111 on: March 17, 2013, 04:07:04 PM
Great thread.  Thanks!  What is the make/model of the drill press vise you are using?  Thanks again.


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Reply #112 on: March 19, 2013, 05:05:29 AM
Didn't this used to be stickied?
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Reply #113 on: March 19, 2013, 08:16:27 AM
Didn't this used to be stickied?
It's now linked from a single stickied thread along with a whole load of other modding guides; http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,43303.0.html  the top of the Mod Squad page was just getting far too full of stickies. :)
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Reply #114 on: March 19, 2013, 01:20:42 PM
I broke the stickies with my 58mm mod thread... :drink:


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Reply #115 on: May 20, 2013, 07:05:43 PM
I have a few questions of an ULTIMATE rookie to modding and using tools.

1-What do you mean by "drilling out" the pins?

2-Will a Victorinox file work for "filing(I am not sure I know what it is)" -I mean the file on the metal saw.
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Reply #116 on: May 20, 2013, 08:43:46 PM
I have a few questions of an ULTIMATE rookie to modding and using tools.

1-What do you mean by "drilling out" the pins?

2-Will a Victorinox file work for "filing(I am not sure I know what it is)" -I mean the file on the metal saw.

1. Using a power drill with a 2.5mm bit to remove just enough metal to allow the bushing to come free.

2. Yes, a Victorinox file would work fine.  "Filing" is just the act of using your file.

Hope that helps, if not just ask and I'll try and explain it better. :)
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Reply #117 on: October 18, 2013, 10:47:59 PM
What diameter is the tiny pin?


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Reply #118 on: October 19, 2013, 01:11:39 AM
Nice write up Gareth
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Reply #119 on: October 21, 2013, 10:07:21 AM
What diameter is the tiny pin?

On a 91mm SAK?  It is 2.2mm.
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