BM 970 thumb disk question

Tracker81

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I've been a long time lurker on this forum and decided to start posting. My 970's Thumb disk has become a little loose and I can feel it shift whenever I open the knife. By the look of it, seems as though its the grey outer part of the disk that's moving most and not really the silver center.

My questions are:

1. Can this be fixed by finding the proper bit and tightening into the silver center?

2. I've left my bluebox in another city and would like to know if hardware stores have bits that can fit into BM's, and if so what size/type bit should I be asking for?


Thanks for your help.
 

Esav Benyamin

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Welcome to (posting on) Bladeforums! :)

Digging in my desk drawer for the old 975 ... digging in my tool kit for the torx drivers ... aha! T-8 fits the thumb disk (and the clip screws). That should be easy to find in a hardware store. Remember to work slowly so nothing strips, like, a soft torx driver or the thumb disk hole itself.
 

Tracker81

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Thanks alot for the info! I've thought about getting a 975 myself but would probably only use it in the woods, as opposed to an EDC. Besides I grew up with my 970 and have developed most of my gripping/muscle memory around it. Thanks again.
 
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Alternatively....Benchmade should fix it...just call them and ask.
Welcome to posting :)
Tom
 

Esav Benyamin

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That's funny, because the woods is exactly where I used my 975 mostly. It was actually my first decidedly "tactical" knife, and I was determined to see if I could beat it to death, but it held up real well. All it lost was a little of the black coating around the edges of the blade. I think it was the first knife I paid over $100 for also.
 
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