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    ZT 0561 Lock Problem


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    I've had my ZT 0561 for a couple weeks now and just noticed something wrong with the lock. After opening and engaging the lock I can push the blade and disengage the lock - the only thing stopping the blade from closing completely is the ball detent. It only happens when I'm not holding my hand over the lock bar.

    Will be sending it in for repair - anyone else have this problem?

    Lock engaged


    Holding in same grip and trying to close blade w/o disengaging lock

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    the lock face must be too steep,
    that sucks hopefully they can fix it for you!

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    Sorry to hear that.
    I just tried it on mine, if I understand what you're describing correctly. Mine doesn't move, rock solid.

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    A few weeks ago I used a little jig at my friends house to clamp the blade it place and hung 200lbs. on it. It had zero lock movement. It could have done more but I was only out to see if it would close with force, not to find ultimate breaking strength. It did fine.

    So yes, if yours closes with a bit of pressure by hand, then it is not in correct working order and Kershaw would like to help you I am sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriviaMonster View Post
    A few weeks ago I used a little jig at my friends house to clamp the blade it place and hung 200lbs. on it. It had zero lock movement. It could have done more but I was only out to see if it would close with force, not to find ultimate breaking strength. It did fine.

    So yes, if yours closes with a bit of pressure by hand, then it is not in correct working order and Kershaw would like to help you I am sure.

    Why on Earth would you do such a thing? If it failed, you surely would not send it in for warranty, right?

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    Send it in and they will take care of it, they are great to deal with. Good luck

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    Thanks for the input everyone. It's packed up and on its way home to ZT. To ease the pain of losing the 0561 for a while I ordered a 0550 with a battleship gray Hinderer scale - guess that will have to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriviaMonster View Post
    A few weeks ago I used a little jig at my friends house to clamp the blade it place and hung 200lbs. on it. It had zero lock movement. It could have done more but I was only out to see if it would close with force, not to find ultimate breaking strength. It did fine.

    So yes, if yours closes with a bit of pressure by hand, then it is not in correct working order and Kershaw would like to help you I am sure.
    Is there a video of this? I have always wanted to see a frame lock tested as such but finding a video of it is like trying to find a sasquatch, many people claim to have seen one but no one has real proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMAHN View Post
    Is there a video of this? I have always wanted to see a frame lock tested as such but finding a video of it is like trying to find a sasquatch, many people claim to have seen one but no one has real proof.
    There is a fairly popular YouTube video of Andrew Demko hanging 700+ pounds from one of his folders. I can't provide a link since I'm on my phone, but just google it I'm sure you can find it pretty easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonTideShooter View Post
    There is a fairly popular YouTube video of Andrew Demko hanging 700+ pounds from one of his folders. I can't provide a link since I'm on my phone, but just google it I'm sure you can find it pretty easily.
    I was talking about a frame lock, not a triad lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMAHN View Post
    I was talking about a frame lock, not a triad lock.
    I know that, but it's a cool vid none the less.

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