Leverletto Repair

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Leverletto Repair

Postby Vagrant » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:37 pm

The dreaded "pinned/peened too tight/won't open fully :(
I've been trying to find a "cure" that does NOT involve disassembly :idea:
So far it's only 2 out fo 3 that have worked :|
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea ... =105861854

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Re: Leverletto Repair

Postby dave » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:13 am

i do not understand your post. the problem you described is an easy fix with out disassembly, but your post nor the the video said nothing about fixing it. please respond.

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Re: Leverletto Repair

Postby Vagrant » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:36 am

dave wrote:i do not understand your post. the problem you described is an easy fix with out disassembly, but your post nor the the video said nothing about fixing it. please respond.

What is the easy fix? Most of the ones I've tried [or seen recommended] have NOT been very effective [at all] :[
I didn't explain mine because:
A - it requires [slightly] special equipment
B - So far it has been only 66% effective
It did work GREAT on two out of three and only took a few seconds.

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Re: Leverletto Repair

Postby Georgedbugge » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:39 pm

Just purchased a "defect" Leverletto that 9 times out of 10 would not make it past "10 o'clock" (if 12 o'clock is fully open and 6 o'clock is fully closed). Tried every lubricant I could find and.... same result!

Finally looked closely and saw the tang had a pretty sharp corner that seemed to be part of the problem. (This would be the upper left corner of the tang when the blade is in the closed position.) I used an appropriately named knife edge file and some folded sandpaper to round off the sharp corner. (Also managed to scratch up the rear liner, too!)

Issue #2 seemed to be the backspring was really tight. I took a squared off popsicle stick and inserted it in the space between the blade and backspring. Then I pushed the blade closer to the "12 o'clock" position so the backspring moved out past the knife handle. I pushed a plastic ty-wrap in between the backspring and the handle and let it sit that way for several hours. Then I removed the ty-wrap, applied some Tuff-Glide and... it actually worked! Blade makes it all the way to 12 o'clock now!

I'll try and post a picture or two!

Hope this helps someone else with "10 o'clock Syndrome"!

Best regards,

George

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Re: Leverletto Repair

Postby Georgedbugge » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:41 pm

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Re: Leverletto Repair

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Re: Leverletto Repair

Postby john » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:11 pm

If the blade was peened to tightly all you need do is to insert razor blades between the blade and the liner. Tap them in gently use one at a time. You may need to double up on the razor blades. It always works for me.
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Re: Leverletto Repair

Postby DonC » Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:31 pm

I use John's procedure for mine if I determine the culprit is a too tightly peened blade. Just make sure you've explored all the other avenues of correction before you resort to it.
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Re: Leverletto Repair

Postby Bill DeShivs » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:36 am

I'm really surprised no one asked me!
The easiest way to loosen a pivot pin is to tap one side (with the other unsupported) and then tap the other side the same way.
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