Help with clip screws on Robin and Crossbill

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Help with clip screws on Robin and Crossbill

Postby zed4130 » Wed Dec 13, 2023 6:33 am

Hi guys, I recently purchased a Robin 1 and crossbill both SS , both had no clips, I’ve purchased 2 clips but I can’t work out what screws they use as I’ve tried a few from other knives and there either too big or to small, does anyone know what I need to order , thanks

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Re: Help with clip screws on Robin and Crossbill

Postby zed4130 » Sun Dec 17, 2023 3:46 am

So the screws from the crossbill are very tight in the robin ? Are the robins screws slightly smaller or different thread ?

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Re: Help with clip screws on Robin and Crossbill

Postby toomanyquestions » Sat Jan 27, 2024 11:17 pm

I found the screws in my Meadowlark tight coming out; there appeared to be glue.

Interestingly, the deep carry clip I was using on my Para 3 (a Lynch clip I believe) would not accept the screws from the Meadowlark (I was planning to simply swap clips). A quick glance led me to believe the screws were fully interchangeable. Now I am left wondering: is the Lynch drilled to tighter tolerances, are the screws a different size, or was the glue the culprit?

At least the Meadowlark's clip seems to fit on the Para 3.

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Re: Help with clip screws on Robin and Crossbill

Postby Giygas » Mon Jan 29, 2024 12:53 pm

The Para 3 uses SAE 2-56 clip screws.

I have no personal experience with them, but I suspect the two Byrds being discussed here use either M2 or M2.3, and both could easily be mistaken for 2-56.
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Re: Help with clip screws on Robin and Crossbill

Postby toomanyquestions » Thu Feb 01, 2024 7:47 pm

Giygas wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2024 12:53 pm
The Para 3 uses SAE 2-56 clip screws.

I have no personal experience with them, but I suspect the two Byrds being discussed here use either M2 or M2.3, and both could easily be mistaken for 2-56.
Do you happen to know, are M2 / M2.3 common on Spyderco models (clips) from Asia? Or are these sizes just very similar in size to 2-56? I need to buy a few screws, and my knowledge is small.

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Re: Help with clip screws on Robin and Crossbill

Postby Giygas » Fri Feb 02, 2024 4:15 am

Those are the only clip screw sizes I've ever personally seen used on non-Japanese, Asian made Spydercos.
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