Hey zmw, did you try putting side pressure on the blade? I have to do that sometimes when loosening the pivot on my linerless salts. Put a fair amount of side pressure on the blade and give a quick turn on the screw to get it to move. I've always been able to get that to work on my salts.ZMW wrote:Correct - I was unable to do so. Not a big deal, but I figured they would have the ability in house to loosen that sucker up. But, it may not a loctite issue - I tried a blow dryer to heat it up, and 4-5 more tricks other forum members suggested. That pivot screw is just not going to come undone.wrdwrght wrote:I don't like inserting myself into "customer relations", but, given the recent reworking of the warranty and ensuing clarifications, I'm surprised you weren't offered a replacement.
As I understand it, you never disassembled your knife, you only tried to adjust the pivot screw, which, because of loctite, resulted in you stripping the screw or FRN.
I don't recall in the previous warranty that adjusting the pivot--so as to get a desired blade swing--was verboten...
You didn't disassemble your knife, right?.
I will deal with a rusty pivot. It is what it is.
Disclaimer: use common sense when putting side pressure on the blade.
Edit: I've never tried it but it seems you could also put the blade in a vise and pull back on the handle while turning the screw?