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Lube?

Postby brandonreed2008 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:50 pm

so i went to the beach last night and went swimming and left my endura on my friends shirt. i didnt tell her (stupid me) and when she pick up her shirt my knife fell in the sand. ive got it all taken apart now and i am wiping everything down. what lube should i use? i was thinking of the "tuf glide" or whatever. also does spyderco make tools for their knives? i had to get an allen wrench and sand it down to size :p
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Postby WhiteWillie » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:59 pm

I use Miltec, in tiny amounts.
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Postby brandonreed2008 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:02 pm

WhiteWillie wrote:I use Miltec, in tiny amounts.
do you recommend it over tuf glide? also can someone please tell me how this little tension bar goes in lol
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Postby rainbow stalker » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:21 pm

I have found that by useing a tfelon base machine lube work really good for m.Also I have used powderd grahpite.
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Postby BuffaloBill » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:30 pm

there is only one way that the torsion bar will go in, the way it is in that picture is almost right but just flip it to the other side, its hard to describe.

as far as a tool to take apart your knives, all you need is a torx set which you can usually pick up at a sears or home depot. i believe its t-9 and t-6 are the most common sizes on most models
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Postby rainbow stalker » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:41 pm

Lowes also carries a very good selection of torx kits. And at good prices.
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Postby WhiteWillie » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:57 pm

brandonreed2008 wrote:do you recommend it over tuf glide?
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Hi Brandon,

I use Miltec because it was recommended to me by Teddy Jacobsen, a well known and highly regarded pistolsmith here in the Houston area. I'm unfamiliar with Tuff Glide as a lubricant because I've had no reason to change from Miltec. I will say though, that Tuff Glide proved an ineffective rust preventative for me. I used it on a vintage Star PD and surface rust still appeared on the blued finish of the slide.
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Postby cougar337 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:15 pm

Does Mil-Tec have a less pungent smell than Tuf-Glide?

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Postby tap » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:29 am

Do NOT reassemble without getting the proper TORX bits. You will likely strip a screw head with your homemade allen wrench. The Husky tool with mutiple bits from Homedepot or Lowes is a good one. Because of variations in screws and tools some people use a T-8 OR a T-9 on the pivot screws. All of the reset on that knife will be T-6.
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Postby tap » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:35 am

Do NOT reassemble without getting the proper TORX bits. You will likely strip a screw head with your homemade allen wrench. The Husky tool with mutiple bits from Homedepot or Lowes is a good one. The pivot screw is not a big concern because it doesn't really get "tight". Go easy with the little screws also, you can always check them after a week or so. Because of variations in screws and tools some people use a T-8 OR a T-9 on the pivot screws. All of the reset on that knife will be T-6.
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Postby jimbo@stn24 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:47 am

I have and use both Tuf-glide, Militec and Blue lube and don't really have a preference. Although I will acknowledge that I've had a tough time staying on top of surface rust on a Remington 870 using Tuf-glide. Have a good handle on it now, but it's been wiped down 10 or 14 times over the last year.
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Postby RazorSharp86 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:39 pm

I've been using tuf-glide for years now, and never had any problems with it.

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Postby A. Stanton » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:14 pm

I hate to mention another brand, but Benchmade makes a little blue plastic box the size of a cigarette lighter that holds a little driver and some torx fittings.

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Postby SimpleIsGood229 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:18 pm

This thread should be of good use to you:

http://www.spyderco.com/forums/showthre ... elica+lego
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Postby cwt » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:59 pm

Kobalt 8-in-1 TORX tool at Lowe's

Cheap and very handy, the bits are stored in the end cap. But the cap's a pain to get off.

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Postby Sherpa » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:13 pm

I use mineral oil. It's so cheap it is practically free. It's food safe, and does the trick.

Odorless as far as I can tell. I've tried some rem-oil with teflon but noticed no difference.

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Postby 224477 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:58 am

Is mineral oil, food safe, good for this task?
IKEA has good deal on it here, I am thinking about getting that one.
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Postby JBE » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:22 am

Another vote for Mil-Tech.

Also, if you're worried about using something that is non-toxic, food-safe and environmentally "friendly" you may consider Ballistol.
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Postby cr78 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:06 am

where can you find mil-tech online?

Is it militec1 that you all are referring to?

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Postby brandonreed2008 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:22 pm

cwt wrote:Kobalt 8-in-1 TORX tool at Lowe's

Cheap and very handy, the bits are stored in the end cap. But the cap's a pain to get off.
Thank you! I just picked this up and it's great. Very good for the price
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