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Waco
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A drop goes a long way.

Postby Waco » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:44 pm

My Native 5 was getting annoyingly stiff to open and close. One well-placed drop of mineral oil and it feels like new again. :) I went ahead and gave my other Spydies the same treatment.

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Postby BAL » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:41 am

No doubt. Lubricant is an amazing thing.

I'll grab a can of WD-40 and walk around just looking for something to shoot at.
The dogs all run away from me when they see that blue and yellow can in my hand.

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Postby KardinalSyn » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:42 am

Keep em oiled and sharp. You will never have a dull moment in ur life. Everything will go smoothly. :D
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Postby Holland » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:27 am

i love the feeling of a freshly cleaned and oiled knife :D
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Postby phillipsted » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:44 am

KardinalSyn wrote:Keep em oiled and sharp.
That advice would apply to several different areas of life, Kardinal!

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Postby phillipsted » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:46 am

waco kid wrote:My Native 5 was getting annoyingly stiff to open and close. One well-placed drop of mineral oil and it feels like new again. :) I went ahead and gave my other Spydies the same treatment.
Waco - when I saw the title to your thread, I thought you had dropped your Native and something had gone terribly wrong... :eek: Whew!

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Postby Holland » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:47 am

phillipsted wrote:Waco - when I saw the title to your thread, I thought you had dropped your Native and something had gone terribly wrong... :eek: Whew!

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haha, i thought he dropped it and it solved a problem he was having
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Postby JD Spydo » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:22 am

I use MILITEC on my folders and I have for quite some time now. I've heard that there are new lubes out there that can compete with MILITEC but I have had such excellent luck with it that I tend to want to lean on tried and true wisdom >> In other words "IF It Ain'T Broke Then Don't Try To Fix It"

There are so many new "Nano-tech " lubes out there on the market and you most certainly can't go wrong with anything that Sentry Solutions puts out. I don't like WD40 because I've had residue build up problems with it in the past. Most all of your silcone based auto lubes work well on folders as well. Good LUCK
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Postby Blerv » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:49 am

I've used Mil-Tec also with great success. My brother has a heavy flashlight thread grease which also seems to work wonders mostly smoothing operation. Mineral oil is my go-to lube for cost and non-toxicity but I have a Tuff Glide wipe coming in the mail with my Caly3 Super Blue :D .

I would probably stay away from WD-40 unless using it to break up gunk stuck in tools. That or keeping chainsaw blades and larger tools from rusting.
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Postby bh49 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:56 am

Just do not put too much oil. It attracts dust. I oil locks only after I wash knives. Also WD40 is not a good lubricant.
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Postby Lord vader » Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:59 am

I use mineral Oil on my folders that come in contact with food,and Use MILITEC on the ones that don`t,thanks to my buddy JD Spydo,he got me hooked on the MILITEC,And have been very satisfied with it`s performance.


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