Screws do not come off Native 5 Salt

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Screws do not come off Native 5 Salt

Postby marshmallow » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:08 pm

I tried to loosen the screws on the Native 5 Salt to make it more easier to open and close. The pivot screw on the blade comes off, but the other screws only loosen, but do not come off. It’s basically stuck. Also the bottom screw of the handle doesn’t fully tighten at all. Is this normal for a Salt knife?
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Re: Screws do not come off Native 5 Salt

Postby TomAiello » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:13 pm

If you are trying to make the action easier, you should only need to loosen the pivot. You don't need to touch the other screws most of the time. The only time I've seen other screws effect the action is when the clip screws sunk to far.

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Re: Screws do not come off Native 5 Salt

Postby JD Spydo » Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:57 am

Because of that model being in the Salt Series I bet they used some type of Lock-Tite or other compound during assembly. And for a knife that is to be used in a harsh environment I can sort of see why they would do that. But that is the first time I've heard of that.

There are compounds that will help loosen nuts, bolts, screws etc, but do be advised that you might void your warranty in many cases. It's not often that I ever have to take one of my Spyders apart. And I usually won't do it unless it's been in the user rotation for some time.

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Re: Screws do not come off Native 5 Salt

Postby Notsurewhy » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:39 pm

I don't own a salt version, but assuming it's like the regular frn version, it sounds like the threaded inserts in the frn might be loose. Maybe send it in for warranty repair? A screw that won't tighten down would concern me.

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Re: Screws do not come off Native 5 Salt

Postby Cowboyfromhell » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:18 pm

My salt was like that too. The knife could be pulled apart easily and all the screws would spin. I caught it early and sent it back for replacement.

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Re: Screws do not come off Native 5 Salt

Postby freebird610 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:36 am

I’ve had several that were like that. The threaded insert is not very secured and it just very easily spins free then you can pull the knife apart.

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Re: Screws do not come off Native 5 Salt

Postby marshmallow » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:49 pm

Thanks so much all; really appreciate your insights.
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Re: Screws do not come off Native 5 Salt

Postby VooDooChild » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:55 pm

Seems like the inserts could have a different shape that would anchor them in better.
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