Spyderco Para 3 Lock Bar Tension

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Spyderco Para 3 Lock Bar Tension

Postby AndrewN » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:08 pm

I have recently received a Para 3 for Christmas, and i have an issue with the lockbar. I need to flick my wrist and flip the blade open at the same time to flick it open. Sometimes that doesn't even work. I an positive it is the lockbar, because once I disengage it, the blade moves backwards so freely that it bounces back open partially once it hits the stop pin. Is there a way I can loosen the lock bar without taking the knife apart?

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Re: Spyderco Para 3 Lock Bar Tension

Postby Johnnie1801 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:47 am

dab a drop of grease on the detent ball
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Re: Spyderco Para 3 Lock Bar Tension

Postby Ric » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:47 am

Use it. Open and close it 200times and more.

It will get better after it's broken in.

Which steel is your Para 3?

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Re: Spyderco Para 3 Lock Bar Tension

Postby AndrewN » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:52 am

Ric wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:47 am
Use it. Open and close it 200times and more.

It will get better after it's broken in.

Which steel is your Para 3?
My para 3 is CPM S30V

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Re: Spyderco Para 3 Lock Bar Tension

Postby knivesandbooks » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:58 am

A drop of lube and use will break it in. Give it a month.
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