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Zero Tolerance 562 Couple Questions

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Boxer .45, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    I've read a lot about them for a while now, they seem really popular for a medium sized folder.

    Anyone had any issues with the pivot losening when carrying or with use?
  2. Gideons

    Gideons Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    For me, I haven't had that issue. But speaking of pivot screws, I don't like how ZT used two male screws, instead of a male and secured female screw like on the 0566 and 0560. However, I wouldn't worry about it loosening pivot as using a drop of blue loctite could easily solve that. Not to mention I dislike the pocket clip as it is too stiff with a lack of a ramp.
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  3. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Don't feed the Trolls Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I have a G10 0562 that I carried quite a bit while it was fairly new. I never had an issue with the pivot loosening.
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  4. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    I have a 0562cf and I never had an issue
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  5. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Never had an issue with mine, either.
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  6. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Platinum Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Carried/used an Elmax version quite a bit in 2016. No issues at all.
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  7. Yes, but finally got a drop of blue loctite on it...

    No issue since then.
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  8. Mine is a very early one FWIW...

    Serial #0123
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  9. kniferbro


    Jan 22, 2011
    Had an early one too and I needed loctite. Would not call it an "issue" though, was better than most.
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  10. Mako109

    Mako109 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    No issues at all. Used a drop of blue Loctite for good measure. It's been two years and still perfect.
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  11. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I wore out one and never an issue and none on my second either ... I personally never needed to use loctite on either ... but it would solve any issue with the pivot getting loose.
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  12. PC87


    Dec 27, 2011
    No issues on my two elmax versions that have been used. I recently picked up two 393sw and I no longer carry the 562. The pivot on the 393 is what should be on the 562 IMO, it also carries better and came much sharper from the factory than the 562's did. After comparing the two, the 393sw is ZT's best yet IMO.
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  13. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    Are you saying ZT 0562 uses two male pivot screws or are you saying sth that is totally irrelevant to the said knife in the OP?
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  14. Gideons

    Gideons Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    I was saying that the ZT 0562 use two male screws, which mean the pivot is comprised of three parts instead of two parts like on the ZT 0560, 0566, 0301, 0350 etc.
  15. sharp_edge

    sharp_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2015
    hmmm you might get a fake 0562.
  16. Gideons

    Gideons Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    Nope, I've had three ZT 0562 of different variations. Unless I'm mistaken (don't feel like taking apart my 0562 right now), but I thought the pivot screw on the lockbar side was actually the same male screw with a female collar attached/combined to it. But, technically a seperate part that had been attached to the male screw. Quick screen grab from the Nick Shabazz disassembly video but to my eyes, it appears I can see the line where the male screw and collar are attached.
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  17. Impulse600


    May 24, 2016
    loctite is your friend
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  18. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    I don't think it's two male screws. I'll double check next cleaning.
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  19. soc_monki

    soc_monki Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 5, 2019
    I think it's a machining line, because mine is one piece like every zt I have.

    As for problems with the 562, I've had none with my CF model. Bought it used and it's been used but rock solid. Never had a problem with the pivot loosening but I always use loctite on my pivots.
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  20. dsalazar


    Jun 22, 2017
    No issues with the 2 I’ve had. One did have a strong detent. Like noted above a drop of loc tite is used on every screw in my folders and fixed blade scales.

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