What kind of folder do you carry?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by JustinFournier, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 27, 2018
    Red needs heat to soften up, so I would use the tip of a soldering iron to localize the heat. I’ve heard of guys putting it in the oven but have never/will not try that one.
     
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  2. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    Ok, thank you! That's kind of what I was thinking but I figured I'd be safe and ask. I've never tried removing anything with loctite before!
     
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  3. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 27, 2018
    Having good torx bits is important!! I think the most recommended around here is Wera bits. Very hard steel and precision fit.
     
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  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Wera and Wiha both make excellent Torx bits, red loctite weakens at 450°f...your best bet is a VERY hot soldering iron as that will heat the screw fast with minimal heat transfer to the surrounding area.
     
  5. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    That makes sense. I will get a set of those. My current set isn't very good and I have stripped screws in the past with it. If you do strip, then you basically have no recourse, right? Maybe drill or glue a bit to the stripped head and sacrifice both the bit and the screw? I can't really imagine theres much you can do with red loctite in there. It's not like you're going to force it open.

    I'll try with my soldering iron. It gets pretty hot but it is very cheap.
     
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  6. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I force lactated pivots open, its not a big deal, I have a cheap Husky set of bits that has never given me problems. Just turn it hard and it opens.

    Haha I meant loctited, not lactated
     
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  7. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 27, 2018
    Wiha!! That’s the name I wanted!!
    Thanks!
     
  8. Pt-Luso

    Pt-Luso Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 8, 2014
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  9. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    De-decorating before February! :eek::D

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  10. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
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  11. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Just got this eagle wing folder from David Boye :)
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  12. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  13. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Hump day!

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  14. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Check out this folder that I will never carry
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  15. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    I'll carry it for you, got a pocket all picked out;)
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
  17. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    That's 13 year old me's grail right there...many an evening with The Sportsman's Guide drooling over those Navajas:cool: "Caaarrrraaaccca":D
     
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  18. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Same, exactly the same except I was like 8. After all these years I found one lol
     
  19. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I've been really digging this one since I got it in the other day.

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  20. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Hehe, you got a mini-shiv :D
     
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