Autonomy 2 storage

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Autonomy 2 storage

Postby jegred2 » Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:39 pm

How should I properly store an Autonomy 2 to prevent undue wear on the spring. Should it be stored open, or does it even matter? I own two Autonomy 2’s so one doesn’t get used regularly. My other plan is to just to store it with the spring removed, but I like being able to just grab my knives and go when I want them.

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Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Postby RustyIron » Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:23 pm

You don't need to do anything special to maintain the integrity of your spring.

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Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Postby VashHash » Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:31 am

I leave mine closed.

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Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Postby Bemo » Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:12 pm

In the reading I've done most springs don't take a "set" when kept in a compressed state. The bigger issues is the fatigue that happens from cycling the spring. It's only going to have some many repetitions before fatiguing and eventually failing.

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Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Postby Rinzler » Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:23 pm

VashHash wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:31 am
I leave mine closed.
Same

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Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Postby jegred2 » Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:36 am

Bemo wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:12 pm
In the reading I've done most springs don't take a "set" when kept in a compressed state. The bigger issues is the fatigue that happens from cycling the spring. It's only going to have some many repetitions before fatiguing and eventually failing.
Sounds like I’m good to store it closed then. For the spring I figure it will last a very long time, and I have 4 replacement springs if it ever gets too weak or breaks. I’d bet the Autonomy 2 lasts just as long if not longer than any of my Ti frame locks.

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Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Postby Bemo » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:52 pm

You ever want to know about torsion springs, ask a garage door repairman. And no that's not me, but last time I needed a spring changed out I expressed some interest and learned a ton.

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Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Postby paladin » Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:33 pm

What is truth? Pontius Pilate

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Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Postby Rinzler » Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:59 pm

Something that might be interesting to add to this discussion is how the autonomy spring is preloaded upon installation. Thus, whether or not the blade is open or closed, the springs will always be compressed to some extent.

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Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Postby czgunner » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:13 pm

Springs do not wear out in a static position of being closed or open. Springs wear out from cycling from compressed to uncompressed.

Where do you guys get the springs?


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