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knives4sale wrote:Check in the tutorials - Dale (orvet) has step by step instructions, with pictures. That's how I learned to do it. It sure saves a lot of ruined knives by the "trial and error" methods. I've used tutorials by several regular AAPK contributors and I've printed them in a binder that I can refer to as I'm taking knives apart and putting them back together.
Basically, you need a strong utility razor blade,(or an old knife blade ) a vise, and a soft face hammer - then follow directions.
Darksev wrote:I know on most of the schrade lockbacks the pins in pivot are steel (there's a few rebuild's where I've mentioned that I think). I can't say the same for Buck, but once you get the pin out, just stick a magnet on it to see if it's steel or not. I actually keep a small magnet in my drawer full of pinstock. it keeps the steel ones sorted for me
snorkel wrote:So they are just regular steel or a low grade stainless? I know a magnet will not stick to good quality stainless.
I have seen LB8s that have a brass pivot pin, and they seem to hold up OK.