Spyderco Autonomy reassembly

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Spyderco Autonomy reassembly

Postby DDK » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:33 pm

Hey! So I have been looking online to see if anyone has posted a video or any advice on the reassembly of the autonomy.. A co-worker of mine has taken his down for maintenance, and was unable to reassemble. I have assembled many auto knives but this one seems particularly challenging. Any tips on how to get this done? I have seen Sal comment stating they use a specific tool to wind the coil, however I feel like I can put the knife together without it if I have a good understanding of the steps to do so. I also have read others have managed without it, and I am pretty handy.

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Re: Spyderco Autonomy reassembly

Postby Evil D » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:39 pm

I managed but that was 3 years ago so I don't remember exactly, sorry. I do know that I got it put together without the spring tool thing, I remember pressing my thumb into the spring housing and turning it to get the two ends of the spring to seat into place.
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Re: Spyderco Autonomy reassembly

Postby DDK » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:47 pm

Ahh, thank you sir. I believe this is the method I am currently attempting, if I have success I will update! Difficult knife to disassemble, however being h1, I don't understand why my coworker took it apart to begin with 😬

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Re: Spyderco Autonomy reassembly

Postby Evil D » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:31 am

DDK wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:47 pm
Ahh, thank you sir. I believe this is the method I am currently attempting, if I have success I will update! Difficult knife to disassemble, however being h1, I don't understand why my coworker took it apart to begin with 😬

I took mine apart to take the safety out. I had a couple times where it engaged itself in my pocket and when I pulled it to use it I found it was locked and at the worst time possible. I usually like to just see how a knife is built but this one was definitely a bit of a headache to get back together so I'm really thankful for the spring access design.
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Re: Spyderco Autonomy reassembly

Postby DDK » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:55 pm

Hey Evil D, I figured I would update you on the progress. I did it! I have to admit, after I realized the correct order of reassembly, it was remarkably easy to put back together. I only wish I made a quick video to throw up here for someone's future reference in case they ended up in my position. I do however believe I may be redoing this process for him shortly in order to replace the washers in the knife.

As for the owner of the knife/my coworker, he is a flight medic, who carries the knife for emergency seat belt cutting for flights, the deployment button being so large, and given the environment I can't see him personally wanting the safety taken off. I for one can't stand any safety switches on any knife.

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Re: Spyderco Autonomy reassembly

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Re: Spyderco Autonomy reassembly

Postby odomandr » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:07 pm

Well done
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