Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

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Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby DBarrier » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:30 am

Looks like only the very tip of the lockbar on my new Techno 2 is making contact with the blade Tang. Just wondering if this is normal? The knife currently has no play in any direction, but I am wondering if this will be an issue down the road. The pictures included should highlight the contact gap and wear on the tang of the knife. Any response is appreciated!
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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby Squawk » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:01 am

Not sure what you mean exactly, but it looks like perfect lockup to me! :-)
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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby awa54 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:41 am

I can see what you're talking about, I'd expect that the lock would be safe as long as there is sufficient engagement depth and that it might eventually wear in to fitting better. However, I'd also say that it's an important clearance and that it's out of spec by a fair amount, so a return for adjustment or replacement isn't an unreasonable request.

I'm also guessing that the stop pin is what's out of spec and creating the misalignment between tang and lockbar, the fix might be as simple as loosening the knife up, spinning the stop pin until the engagement is better and re-tightening... if you're not already comfortable with doing your own work though I'd let Spyderco do that (or whatever remedy they figure out).
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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby DBarrier » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:50 am

awa54 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:41 am
I can see what you're talking about, I'd expect that the lock would be safe as long as there is sufficient engagement depth and that it might eventually wear in to fitting better. However, I'd also say that it's an important clearance and that it's out of spec by a fair amount, so a return for adjustment or replacement isn't an unreasonable request.

I'm also guessing that the stop pin is what's out of spec and creating the misalignment between tang and lockbar, the fix might be as simple as loosening the knife up, spinning the stop pin until the engagement is better and re-tightening... if you're not already comfortable with doing your own work though I'd let Spyderco do that (or whatever remedy they figure out).
I appreciate the response and I totally agree. Unfortunately I live in Canada so our knife laws make it almost impossible to ship the knife back to Spyderco for warranty service and have it arrive back in Canada without being seized at the border. Good news is I'm no stranger to taking apart Spydies, so I'll probably just wait untill it is in need of a clean and see what I can do while I've got it apart.

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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:16 pm

I would return that to spyderco
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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby jpm2 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 pm

Squawk wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:01 am
Not sure what you mean exactly, but it looks like perfect lockup to me! :-)
There is something questionable here, for sure.

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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby awa54 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:57 pm

huh... trolls be trollin' ?

seemed legit, unless it was a zombie/clone thread
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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby DBarrier » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:09 pm

Not sure what happened but I can't see the opening paragraph or photos on the thread anymore. Is it just me?

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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby DBarrier » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:15 pm

Well, looks like my paragraph and pictures magically disappeared. Cool.

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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby Spydergirl88 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:31 pm

Well that was weird
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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby Squawk » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:35 am

jpm2 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Squawk wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:01 am
Not sure what you mean exactly, but it looks like perfect lockup to me! :-)
There is something questionable here, for sure.
Seems like i missed something on the pictures...

What happened to OP?
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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby DBarrier » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:39 am

Not sure why my replies aren't going through. I'll try to get to the bottom of it.

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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby Spydergirl88 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:26 am

OP, I can see your pictures and posts again
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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby Enactive » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:31 am

My guess on the 'delayed posts'- there was a new post moderation issue for a newly registered member?

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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby DBarrier » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:59 am

Enactive wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:31 am
My guess on the 'delayed posts'- there was a new post moderation issue for a newly registered member?
Makes sense. At least whatever it was seems to be fixed.

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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby ABX2011 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:53 am

That lockup is normal. That's how liner/frame locks are supposed to engage. Otherwise there's lock rock.

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Re: Questionable Techno 2 Lockup

Postby DBarrier » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:10 am

ABX2011 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:53 am
That lockup is normal. That's how liner/frame locks are supposed to engage. Otherwise there's lock rock.
I can see that for sure. Was just questioning it, as my Spyderco Chubby and Sage 2 both lockup with full contact on the blade tang.


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