How To: McClicky Switch disassembly

MikeSalt

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 10, 2007
Messages
1,948
Location
Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Does the McClicky Switch need running in? I've put a brand new assembly into my Haiku, and it still occasionally sticks as shown in my video? I've even managed to get it to stick with no boot in place to eliminate that as the cause.
 

McGizmo

Well-known member
Joined
May 1, 2002
Messages
17,273
Location
Maui
Does the McClicky Switch need running in? I've put a brand new assembly into my Haiku, and it still occasionally sticks as shown in my video? I've even managed to get it to stick with no boot in place to eliminate that as the cause.

Hi Mike, I do believe the switches operate better after a break in but it should not be necessary. There is some grease used in these and I believe at times perhaps more grease than necessary and I would also guess that temperature can effect the performance with perhaps cold weather causing the grease to be thicker and perhaps sticky?
 
Last edited:

MaynardJamesKeenan

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
Messages
47
Does the McClicky Switch need running in? I've put a brand new assembly into my Haiku, and it still occasionally sticks as shown in my video? I've even managed to get it to stick with no boot in place to eliminate that as the cause.

Curious if you got this working properly?
 

MikeSalt

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 10, 2007
Messages
1,948
Location
Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Curious if you got this working properly?

I've put a third switch in, and that seems to be behaving itself so far. Interesting point about the grease Don, it is rather cold here in the UK at the moment. I may take apart one of my switches as per this guide, clean thoroughly and grease very lightly, possibly with a lighter grease more suited to our climate. Would StClaire Nano-Oil be a better candidate for lubrication here in the UK?
 
Last edited:

Dem0nDayz

New member
Joined
Aug 8, 2017
Messages
3
Any chance we can get the picture album uploaded onto imgur? Would like to disassemble a mcclicky switch but not sure how to go about doing it.
 

X_Marine

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 15, 2007
Messages
711
Location
Houston, Tx
Ditto that..
I'm not sure the owner of the art can even get access to his files without paying.
Thanks
X_Marine/BillyD..
 

NH Lumens

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 14, 2014
Messages
604
Dead thread revival...

I'm looking to modify a McClicky to momentary-only operation. I haven't disassembled one yet but looking at these photos it seems pretty straight-forward. Anyone have any ideas on the best way to accomplish this? Yes, I want to eliminate the click of a McClicky...any thoughts?
 

peter yetman

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 23, 2014
Messages
5,099
Location
North Norfolk UK
I've got one that doesn't lock on. It's still clicks, just doesn't stay on.
Would that help, or are you looking for silence?
Probably stating the bl**din' obvious, but could you not replace the switch with a momentary, like a Surefire?

P
 

Modernflame

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 27, 2017
Messages
4,316
Location
Dirty Dirty South
A twisty SF momentary switch would also increase reliability, although I have the feeling that NH Lumens intends to modify a Malkoff MDC body. Again, stating the obvious, but no tail cap to swap out.
 

archimedes

Moderator,
Staff member
CPF Supporter
Joined
Nov 12, 2010
Messages
15,792
Location
CONUS, top left
....
I'm looking to modify a McClicky to momentary-only operation. I haven't disassembled one yet but looking at these photos it seems pretty straight-forward. Anyone have any ideas on the best way to accomplish this? Yes, I want to eliminate the click of a McClicky...any thoughts?

I should clarify that I may have initially misunderstood your request ....

I first thought you were asking how to convert a McTC (or equivalent) from clicky to momentary.

Now I realize that you may be asking how to modify the McClicky mechanism itself to function differently. If that is the case, others here may have ideas on how to accomplish that.
 

NH Lumens

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 14, 2014
Messages
604
A twisty SF momentary switch would also increase reliability, although I have the feeling that NH Lumens intends to modify a Malkoff MDC body. Again, stating the obvious, but no tail cap to swap out.

Yes, this - for a Malkoff Bodyguard.

I'm wondering if there is a way to limit plunger travel so it cannot be depressed far enough to click. Or, modify the ratchet to eliminate the click. The switches are cheap enough to replace but looking for ideas before I try modding it.
 
Top