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New 940-1 tight pivot, loose it a bit or wait to break in?

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by ipwn3r456, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. ipwn3r456


    Sep 2, 2013
    Hey all,

    Just recently got a 940-1, like the title said, it's a little tighter than I want it to be when opening the knife. Should I loose the pivot screw a bit, or should I give it some time for the knife to break in? Thanks.
  2. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Loosen it a degree and try it. Then one more etc.
    If it ever develops play in the future with a lot of use try going the opposite in the same pattern until the play is eliminated or it doesn't pivot as you like. I don't find zero play to be all that important but I want my knives to swing and drop.

    I don't have the desire to flip a knife enough to break it in. A time or two and I am ready to do something else.
    I've also never been a washer polisher. My 940-1 has extremely good action though I believe I did adjust it as described when new. If it were bad I would have sent it back for another one.
    Oh and don't be afraid to apply just the smallest amount of super light oil to the pivot. I prefer Starrett Instrument oil used in fine measuring devices.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
  3. GB940Rookie


    Apr 19, 2016
    Mine was a little dry when I got it. One drop of oil and wow, night and day difference. I would try oil first. Use it, flip it for a couple days and then loosen pivot if necessary.
  4. Benchmade

    Benchmade BMK Jimmy - Design Engineer Moderator

    Jan 25, 2013
    They can loosen up a bit over time. Like already stated though you can adjust it to your preference if you would like. Just need a #10 Torx. Start with very small adjustments.

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