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How to take of 42 t-latch?

zohninja Aug 21, 2014

  1. zohninja

    zohninja JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I have an old school 42as which has the t-latch and I wanna try taking that off to see if I like the balance more.

    Only problem is I've tried all the methods I've found from banging on a pin with a hammer and the pin with vice.

    Any tips or suggestions would be helpful.
     
  2. armedpootles

    armedpootles JDBA OFFICIAL Member JDBA Official Member

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    Leave it on:bwah:
     
  3. zohninja

    zohninja JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    :devilfinger::devilfinger::devilfinger:
     
  4. Dead-On

    Dead-On Grateful Member JDBA Official Member

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    You could always cut it off at the handle, it's been done before... :unintroduced:
     
  5. zohninja

    zohninja JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    pics or it didnt happen
     
  6. gfckyrslf

    gfckyrslf JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Don't go there
    Trust me there's nothing good under that rock :bwah:
    But really people do dumb shit

    Just flip it with the latch on because if you do manage to get it off and don't like it you probably won't be able to get it back on.
    But that's just my .02
     
  7. chintofong

    chintofong JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Leave the latch on. Its weight is minimal.
     
  8. Burnt Reynolds

    Burnt Reynolds JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Lol....no one answers the question.

    Drill that fucker out with a cobalt drill.

    That's what I've been trying....2 days later....I think I've almost got it.








    Fail
     
  9. Mpsecare

    Mpsecare Owl Man

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    don't do eeet
     
  10. WyldStyl3

    WyldStyl3 Never gunna give you up JDBA Official Member

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    I use a 1/16" pin punch that came in a set of punches. I've never had a problem with them. Tap them hard enough and they come right out. I usually hold the handles over a piece of cardboard on a vise that's open just enough for the pin to come out but still hold the handle.
     
  11. jjhamilton

    jjhamilton JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    I want to remove mine, just for noise reduction!!
     
  12. Foreman

    Foreman JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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  13. vileperson

    vileperson Enormous member

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    Nooooooo!!!

    My eyes can not un-see what has just happened.:devilzeek
     
  14. Nathan Dewey

    Nathan Dewey That guy you know Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Oh, joy, one sincere response.
    Pack it up, fellas, the quota has been filled...

    btw, make sure the punch doesn't bite into the threads of the pivot. Either small enough that it goes all the way to the end or big enough that it sits on top. something 1/8" should do it
     
  15. Glenn

    Glenn Sol Invictus Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Nate, it's not the pivot he wants out.

    It's the latch pin. :devilcorn:
     
  16. deadpool

    deadpool merc with the mouth

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    An Arbor press works well because it has constant pressure, using a punch can split or break the handle from the stress ( there are pics but I'm not digging ). Either way, be sure to fully support the bottom part of the handle. I go latchless as well because fuck latches.
     
  17. feenxfire

    feenxfire JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    You don't!!
     
  18. silkworm

    silkworm Silky Devil JDBA Official Member

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    I found it to be the other way around. Solid whack with a real punch works better than the constant pressure from a vice. I'm one of those guy who split a handle - on a vise. But, yes, supporting the bottom is key. I have a old polypropylene cutting board with a hole drilled in it. Works great with a punch.
     
  19. deadpool

    deadpool merc with the mouth

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    And there you have it!
     
  20. 42flipper

    42flipper JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Just curious... Where did you get the chopped 42?? That lil hole in the base of the left handle looks familiar..??

    Note... To anyone who thinks that is a good idea... It isn't... I know :jdwink2::ropeman:

    Completely fucks the balance of the knife...
     

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