How hard is it to tear apart a Benchmade auto?

benchmade_boy

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Hi All,

I know i can already here it, why are you tearing apart your benchmades? well i can take apart and fully clean both my benchmade nimravus cub( very easy) and my benchmade full sized grip. but i do not have the guts enough to tear apart my 9050. i dont know why but i have this erge to do so. so have any of you done this before? how hard is it? how bad do you think i will screw it up?

thanks!

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Re: How hard is it to tare apart a benchmade Auto?

you wont screw up, you probably break it though...ive half the way done to get my grip! but i think im gonna blow all that & go paintballin...
 

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Re: How hard is it to tare apart a benchmade Auto?

jds009 said:
.ive half the way done to get my grip! but i think im gonna blow all that & go paintballin...
NOOOOO dont you do it, you need the grip, screw piantballing:ohgeez:
 

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Re: How hard is it to tare apart a benchmade Auto?

Taking it apart is very easy. Putting it back together is the tricky part. It's not particularily difficult, but it'd be so much easier with a 3rd hand. I've disassembled/reassembled many plungelock autos (Severtech, Protech, Woodard, etc) sucessfully.
 

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Re: How hard is it to tare apart a benchmade Auto?

benchmade_boy said:
NOOOOO dont you do it, you need the grip, screw piantballing:ohgeez:

Nooo...im pretty sure were gonna go. i DO need the grip...but friends first...so by the way, ive taken my auto apart before...i could put it back together...but when we did it to my cousins...we lost a piece...:ohgeez:
DONT LOSE PIECES! their important!
 

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Re: How hard is it to tare apart a benchmade Auto?

jds009 said:
Nooo...im pretty sure were gonna go. i DO need the grip...but friends first...so by the way, ive taken my auto apart before...i could put it back together...but when we did it to my cousins...we lost a piece...:ohgeez:
DONT LOSE PIECES! their important!
no joke, i was reasabling my grip and a little(tiny) spacer went flying right into the trash can:ohgeez: a almost p!ssed my pants till i found it the fourth time of going through the trash.
 

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Re: How hard is it to tare apart a benchmade Auto?

DONT DO IT...You'll be sorry.

If it has the slide-lock in the handle, there's anotehr spring in the lock, along with a tiny ball bearing (about the size of a pin-head). No one knows it's there until it's too late.

There's a spring under the button.

Then there's the main spring, which needs to be re-inserted under pressure, and anchored into the handle AND blade (which is the trickiest part).

I'd avoid taking it apart, and use compressed air to blow out the pocket gunk.

--dan
 

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Re: How hard is it to tare apart a benchmade Auto?

I'm definately with Dan on this one, compressed air is your friend...
 

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Re: How hard is it to tare apart a benchmade Auto?

Its not hard at all, just make sure to remember wjhere the pieces go, take pics as you take it apart, that would help! I have also taken apart a MT auto, a protech auto as well as a few others...
 

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Yeah well, that isn't the most of it. My entire knife/tools/etc collection is gone but what stung the most was my Harley Davidson stroker shovelhead was stolen as well. There was less than a 1000 miles on the rebuilt motor that I rebuilt myself, except the lower end. By some miracle I got it back - in pieces and thrashed to hell. It was my custom pride and joy. It's been sitting in the garage for several years - a broken soul. The only thing worse than a thief is a child molester..well, and a murderer.
 
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Benchmade will not honor their warranty if you have disassembled the knife at any point prior to sending it to them. At least that was the case a year or two ago.
 
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