Off center blade

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by Beastchopper, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Beastchopper

    Beastchopper Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    http://imgur.com/gallery/76gxtWZ

    I was pressing way too hard on the side of my Rat 1 in AUS 8 when stropping and the blade is now off center. I tightened the center bolt which straightened it out, but then the action was tighter than I like it. In any case, it went back to being loose, smooth, and crooked on it's own. I'm not too familiar with folding knives, I wander if there's a way I could/should fix it. I'm ok with the centering being off if there's nothing to be done, but I wander what part of the knive I probably damaged.
    Thanks
     
  2. TheEdge01

    TheEdge01

    Apr 3, 2015
    Sounds like you may have a slightly deformed washer. You only need very light pressure while stropping. In most cases the weight of the knife alone should be sufficient.
     
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  3. Beastchopper

    Beastchopper Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 23, 2018
    Yea yea, light pressure, I know. I just got impatient and screwed it up. I didn't see that crushed teflon washer situation coming.
     
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  4. sv4

    sv4

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    Feb 13, 2014
    Try this, it should work : https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/centering-a-benchmade-blade.1495117/
     
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  5. Beastchopper

    Beastchopper Basic Member Basic Member

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