DCJ wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:59 am
I have a new Tenacious, and when I switched the clip, the clip screws had red thread-locker on them. (I guess the factory didn't get the recent warranty memo....) No problem getting them off. Pivot screw is another matter. It seems from reading various posts is that heat plus firm pressure on the screw (and a good bit) is the way to go, or a few decent (but not too hard) mallet strikes on the bit. For heat, the Loctite website says that red thread-locker loosens at 500 degrees, which is pretty high. If I use a soldering iron, how much heat is actually needed?
Is there a preferred method, and anything in particular I need to know about the Tenacious?
Many thanks in advance.
Just pulled a CS exclusive Orange Tenacious out of the mail tonight. LIke yours the clip was easily changed but the pivot was tight!
I use a med-fine tip on the soldering iron (so it only touches the metal screw) and leave it on the metal until I can feel the other side of the pivot getting warm. Make sure you use a quality Torx driver like Whia! I've done this many times and have always gotten it to come loose without any screw or G10 damage.
Good luck and enjoy your new knife!