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Glad it's working again for you, John.
A little light oil (3 in one ..or.. sewing machine oil ..or.. equivalent) is certainly suggested / required at this point. I'd stick to a light oil .. a high quality sewing machine oil works great !!
I am glad you solved this problem and that we could help. Remember WD40 is a penetrating substance which does repel water...as does oil but is not a great lubricant. So keep and eye on the action. One drop of oil on the locking points, both open and closed, will prevent the wearing of the release point/s. Remember, cut long, deep and continuous.
I soaked the knife in hot water and then put it in the dishwasher. when it came out I hit it with some wd40. It works like you promised :-) Thanks!-=
Thanks guys! I will try your suggestions. I may tomorrow but I can't promise it, given how Monday's tend to be for me.
WD 40 was designed as a water-displacing lubricant.
John & Dale...
Yes a dirty knife is something to behold. I throw it in the hottest tap water I can with dish washing soap which cuts grease. I then run hot water over this to rinse off the Dawn and all the junk. I then, depending on the handle, drop it in boiling water for 6 to 8 min. You pull this out and it steam drys instantly. No oil...no nothing. I then put 3 in 1 oil on the moving parts and rub the excess all over the entire knife. Wipe clean and your done. For the Buck I would use very hot water when removed does about the same as the boiling water. I have spray gun oil so I use this to remove the water. Good luck.
Correct- but try dishwashing detergent and hot water, then rinse.
Shake as much water out as you can, towel dry, and then flood liberally with WD 40 and wipe dry. The WD 40 will displace water in all the crevices, and provide rust protection in those places.
It's probably too late .. but, John .. before resorting to disassembly .......
I would try holding the knife under some running hot water first. With the knife open .. I would hold it under the hot water such that the water enters into the cavity between the liners where the blade is housed when closed. Hold such that the blade pivot is downstream in the water flow. Do this for a minute or so .. till the knife itself begins to warm up. Then .. unlock the blade & manually swivel between almost fully open & almost closed .. while the hot water is continually fed into the inside of the knife. This can remove a lot of gunk ..&.. forego disassembly in many cases.
Further cleaning can be accomplished with a cue-tip. Although . sounds to me like you've simply got some "gunk" in the blade swivel area. Running hot water can do wonders in that case.Obviously .. dry thoroughly afterwards ..&.. add a bit of lubricant to the joint once everything is dry.
BTW all, my Buck Auto got clogged up with meat juice and is opening real slow. It was slow opening to begin with, now it barely opens. I am working VERY slowly to take it apart so I can get it back together.
Clint, She is 26. She says "Dad! Just because of liking knives doesn't mean I want to get involved with them as a hobby!" Oh well :-( About the Pro-Tech auto for Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, I would LOVE to buy one. Keep me posted please.
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