Warning on PM2 10V

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by John_0917, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. sndmn11


    May 1, 2006
    I would do the rest of the scales and then it would be one of a kind tiger stripey. I wouldn't have any shame over the marks and think they look neat and unique. If you bought the thing to use, then take a lesson and use it like it was made for.
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  2. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    I had to send a tan PM3 back to distributor because when I changed my clip orientation the threads on the screws, all three screws, stripped. I wasn't torquing hard either. They did research and said apparently it was a known issue sometimes. I had multiple other PM3s before that.
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  3. bearfacedkiller

    bearfacedkiller Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014
    I am seeing two levels of operator error. I’m speechless. Wow.
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  4. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Yeah I can’t help but just LOL at this debacle. Unbelievable.
  5. AF

    AF Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    Wow, minor issue made much worse.
  6. Spydergirl88


    Dec 3, 2015
    Open flame - 1
    G10 - 0
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  7. ReignChaser


    May 26, 2019
    No. No you didn't have to use a torch. That's like saying all you have is a shotgun in your house, so you had to use that to get the screw out. You took a drastic action that was completely wrong because you got frustrated and lost your temper. We've all been there. You needed to relax, walk away, and figure out a better way to fix your problem.
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  8. michaelm466


    Mar 5, 2009
    No problems switching the screws on my DLC version.
  9. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    The black marks mostly all came off with ultra fine sandpaper.
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  10. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    ok, so let’s follow your suggestion...oh wait there wasn’t one
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  11. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    ...... LOL
  12. Spydergirl88


    Dec 3, 2015
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  13. Wharn

    Wharn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    You can call those scales “burnt battle damage brown” now.
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  14. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Anger management
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  15. elkins45


    Jun 17, 2006
  16. elkins45


    Jun 17, 2006

    The liners are tapped on the opposite side. Get some longer 2-56 screws from the hardware store.
  17. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Looking at my PM2, the tip of the blade would hit the screw closer to it, so no - this won't work for PM2.
  18. elkins45


    Jun 17, 2006
    Actually it just barely misses. I added the longer screws to my PM2 just for reinforcement and there’s no contact. I’ll post a photo if I can.
  19. elkins45


    Jun 17, 2006

    This is my blue PM2 that was just recently returned to the lost. It’s been sharpened a few times so maybe a factory fresh blade might just possibly touch, but you could still add two screws and get pretty good support. I add one of these screws to all of my tip-up knives because it helps lock the two liners together at the end and just generally makes the clip attachment stronger.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
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  20. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I don't spend too much time around here, and when I do, I mostly lurk. I should lurk more. i keep missing cool limited releases.
    Anyway, regarding the issue the OP had: for future reference, if this happens, try this:

    Get a nail. For these size screws, a finishing nail works best, and gets hot faster. You'll also need a pair of pliers, and a source of heat. A Bic lighter is sufficient, but if you have something else, that works, too.
    Heat the nail. If you're patient enough and have a good enough source of heat, get it so hot the tip is starting to glow.
    Quickly stick the tip into the socket of the screw, and hold it there 10 to15 seconds.
    Use the torx and try turning it. If still stuck, repeat the above procedure.

    I used this to get a red-loc tited screw out of ... man, can't remember the name of the maker. [edited to add: it was a Greg Lightfoot folder] But, it took about 4 passes to get the clip screw hot enough to loosen the red loc tite. But it worked. And neither the knife, the screw, nor the torx bit were harmed.

    I've also used this same method to get the front night sight on a Glock removed, after the tritium had faded to the point of being useless.

    If you have a soldering iron, it will go even faster. But, it gets hotter, too, I believe. So still possibly risky.
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