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How To Strip My Gerber MP600 For Maintenance

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by tangstamp, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. tangstamp

    tangstamp

    108
    Jun 29, 1999
    Hey all,

    I have a Gerber MP600 I want to strip for cleaning. Some of the tools are sticking and hard to open due to buildup. Soaking the tool in a cleaning solution isn't helping. What tool will remove the tamper-resistant screws holding the tools inside the handles? It looks like a large size spanner head.

    Terry
     
  2. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    I suggest trying brake cleaner or starting fluid sprayed liberally into the tool before attempting disassembly. I don't have a tool of that model so I don't know what size spanner it will take. I would also advise putting it in a pan of boiling water for a few minutes before attempting to remove the screws, as they are most likely installed with high strength threadlocker. They could also conceivably be left hand thread, but I doubt they are.
     
  3. tangstamp

    tangstamp

    108
    Jun 29, 1999
    Thanks for the suggestions. I called Gerber Customer Service. They were great, as usual, but not willing to suggest tools to take my MP600 apart. Seems a few folks have hurt themselves and now Gerber only recommends the tool be sent in under warranty. Ah, well. I appreciate your response. I'll give it a try.
     
  4. Mahoney

    Mahoney

    859
    Mar 8, 2006
    I've taken an MP 600 apart with ordinary pliers, it will score up the heads of the pivot assembly a bit. Right hand thread, some heat will help soften the thread locker. You can hold a soldering iron on the screw head for a few minutes to heat it. Re-assembly is quite fiddly, the tabs on the washers between each tool must be aligned precisely in a slot. Tweezers and patience are a must
     

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