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ZT 0561 Lock Problem

Discussion in 'Kershaw Knives / Zero Tolerance' started by goosefacer, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. goosefacer


    Mar 18, 2010
    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
  2. JBK2596


    Oct 7, 2010
    the lock face must be too steep,
    that sucks hopefully they can fix it for you!
  3. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Sorry to hear that.
    I just tried it on mine, if I understand what you're describing correctly. Mine doesn't move, rock solid.
  4. TriviaMonster


    Jan 2, 2012
    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.
  5. Tripton


    May 26, 2008

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


    Mar 20, 2012
    Send it in and they will take care of it, they are great to deal with. Good luck
  7. goosefacer


    Mar 18, 2010
    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. ;)
  8. GMAHN


    Sep 30, 2010
    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.
  9. CrimsonTideShooter


    Oct 23, 2010
    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.
  10. GMAHN


    Sep 30, 2010
    I was talking about a frame lock, not a triad lock.
  11. CrimsonTideShooter


    Oct 23, 2010
    I know that, but it's a cool vid none the less.

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