Just bought a new Benchmade Tengu flipper and the action is so stiff it's unusable.
You have to press the flipper so hard to deploy the blade, it almost tears a hole in your finger!
Is there an adjustment for this? If not, I just wasted $200 bucks.
Thanks for the reply. When I loosen the pivot screw, the blade moves to the side and becomes uncentered. There isn't a lot of tolerance between the blade and the frame and if I loosen just a little it hits the frame.
I've read the flipper "detent?" is very stiff on these knives but this is unusable.
damn i don’t know then. i haven’t heard of anyone having that kinda problem before. one thing, does it run on washers or ball bearings? thinking if maybe something got in & fouled the bearings it might cause something like that. otherwise i’m stumped
I don’t think it’s a common problem. The detent on mine is about as good as it gets. You might try loosening all of the screws and putting a couple drops of oil in the pivot. Tighten all the screws starting at the back of the knife and finish with the pivot screw.