- Jan 26, 2012
If you read up on benchmade pivot adjustment, you will find that very small adjustments of the screw are required to find the desired sweet spot of balance between blade play and action. Once you find your desired sweet spot, loctite should be used (properly).How loose does everyone keep the pivot on their axis lock? Do you keep them drop shut loose, or just loose enough to flick them open? I am wondering if the reason for all my horizontal blade play is that I have my pivot loose enough that my knife can fall shut by the force of gravity.
For myself, I don't require this new silly internet fad of "drop shutty" action. I keep the pivot so the blade can easily be flicked open and closed with as little blade play as possible. All of the benchmades I own and have owned have been able to achieve my desired sweet spot of action.