OK, its been a while... Who wants to talk LCC?

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Great are then not?
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Some questions if thats ok!

1. Will a hairdryer loosen the Loc Tight? As I will be replacing the clip

2. Is Tuf Glide ok with a knife like this? It uses those Phospherd Bronze washers and my Sebi does not like Tuf Glide.

3. On lubes, I am getting some Miltech1 soon, do I need to remove ALL traces of PTFE grease on my knives? Can I apply it over that?

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I'm thinking you will need something stronger than a hair dryer to get the screws out. If you don't have a soldering iron, I would suggest a nail, a pair of pliers, and a candle. Cut the sharp pointy part off the end of the nail. Paneling size nail works the best, BTW. Hold it over the candle with the pliers, with the blunt tip held into the socket of the torx screws, with the knife held off the side away from the candle. You'll probably have to hold it there for about 2 minutes before it gets warm enough to loosen the screws. If you use big, thick-jawed pliers, it seems to take longer. Took a long time with mine with thick pliers. Actually, never worked. Moved to needle nose pliers, and only had to hold a couple of minutes. Anyway, after it heats up, you can remove them with a T-6 size. Obviously, be careful, don't force them. They will still be stiff, but you can feel them starting to give.

Can't tell you aboue Tuf Glide and Miltech1. I have used Rem Oil and 3-in-1 oil, alternatively. Didn't realize that there was PTFE grease on it, so I obviously didn't clean ANY of it off before applying Rem Oil. Haven't seen any problems.

Nice knife, even if it is a liner lock. I'll never truly trust it for anything other than mild cutting because of that. Pity, because it is a well design blade shape, IMO, sharp as **** (you supply the analogy
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I had to replace the pocket clip on my L.C.C. but I just used a # 6 Torx and the screws came off fine. I applied a very small amount of Loctite with a needle point on the threads when I screwed the new clip back on and it's held just fine. I did use Tuf-Glide, however, Break-Free worked better for me.
 
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Who wants to talk LCC's? I do
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Just got one on Friday. Man, I like this knife. I took it all apart (voided the "W"
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), degreased it with electronics cleaner, and applied MILITECH-1 to the pivot. Maybe I'll try REM-OIL to see if it gets better results (smoother) If the screws are tight, use a soldering iron, they're cheap enough and it'll do the job right. Gets the heat right where you need it. (BTW, check out my other post)

Russ

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I love mine but the action seems a little sticky. Can someone recommend a remedy please? Thanks in advance.
 

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I love my LCC too!
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Does anyone know what that lubricant is that is on it when it comes from MT?


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Well the hair dryer thing didn't work for me. So i tried brute force to remove the pivot screw with a T9. Everything went fine, just make sure that you have quality Torx screwdrivers, those with sufficient grip handles.

Mine got sticky also, that's the reason why i disassembled my LCC. A thorough cleaning and it became smooth again.
 
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Hello, How is everyone? Good I hope.

The only complaint I ever had about the LCC was the clip, but now that they have come out with the new solid style (Which mine now has) I have no complaints at all.

With the new clips, the LCC is a great design. I have used it quite a bit lately and as far as I can tell nothing has changed since I bought it, such as the liner lock moving over etc etc..

BTW, When I changed my clip I had no problem at all with removing the screws, they came right out.


LCC # 2191 09/2000
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If it is the D/A like mine, then do this.

Use hot water under tap for 2 mins

Let dry, then spray a dry Teflon grease in there, or apply Tuf Glide.

If it is the M/A

Do above, or strip the knife down, clean all the parts, put either Miltech 1 on it or use lashings of White PTFE grease and re-assemble. Smooooooth it aught to be!

I am getting some Miltech 1 very soon.
Apparently the way to use it is heat the pivot area with a hairdryer for 5 mins, then apply the Miltech 1. Work action for a few times, then leave overnight. Next day, do the same and for the next week. The Miltech bonds with heat and only after sufficiant quantities of it are infused into the steel will it work the way it is supposed to.

Hope it helps!

W.A.

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Where are folks getting the new clip from? Yes. That's my only complaint so far with this knife. The linerlock has been reliable so far. I like the fact that steel doesn't seem to wear away as quickly as Ti.

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PS: Sort of weird... I just recently got his knife from One-Stop and somehow ended up with 09/2000. Not that it matters, since I consider this knife a carry/user rather than a collector piece.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by sing:
Where are folks getting the new clip from? </font>

I just called up Microtech and asked them to send me one. They did so promptly and without any charge. Great customer service!

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PS: Sort of weird... I just recently got his knife from One-Stop and somehow ended up with 09/2000.
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I bought mine just a few weeks ago from Best Knives and it was dated 08/2000.
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W.A.

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I got mine on Friday (2-23-01) and it's #0800, 08/2000. Heat on the Militech-1, sounds interesting. The blade swings rather snugly, almost sticky. I'm gonna try different lubes...

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Have a look at my link and the review on the Finish Line products!

W.A.

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Bob Q,

Thanks for the info.

DOH! on the date. Never saw a date on a blade before.
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Hmmmm... I had to use heat on my screws. I stripped my first T-6 driver (a Sears tool) and had to grind it off shorter to get it back into use.

So, anyone else get the new boron carbide black coating? As opposed to the Ti-Ni.

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