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Autonomy 2 storage

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:39 pm
by jegred2
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.

Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:23 pm
by RustyIron
You don't need to do anything special to maintain the integrity of your spring.

Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:31 am
by VashHash
I leave mine closed.

Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:12 pm
by Bemo
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.

Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:23 pm
by Rinzler
VashHash wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:31 am
I leave mine closed.
Same

Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:36 am
by jegred2
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.

Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:52 pm
by Bemo
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.

Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:33 pm
by paladin

Re: Autonomy 2 storage

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:59 pm
by Rinzler
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.