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Mini grip in 154cm

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  • #1491
    David
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    So I just took my benchmade mini griptilian in 154cm to the WEPS. Since I only have the full set of diamonds and some strops I finished at 1k and stropped down to .5u. It has a pretty nice mirror and push cuts well I even shaved part of my face with it last night but it won’t pass the hanging hair test. Do you guys think I need to strop more, or wait till I have the ceramics then strop down to .5u, or to Pass the hanging hair test do I need to go down to .25u or lower?

    #1500
    wickededge
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    Hey David,
    What angle did you choose?
    –Clay

    -Clay

    #1504
    David
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    Hi Clay,
    I took it down to 16 degrees per side. Do I need to go lower?

    #1505
    wickededge
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    16 degrees should work for the hanging hair. Did you try the hanging hair immediately after stropping the blade?

    -Clay

    #1509
    David
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    No, I tried it after doing some other tests. It was kind of an afterthought.

    #1510
    wickededge
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    The other tests may have been enough to blunt the edge so it wouldn’t do the hanging hair.

    -Clay

    #1511
    David
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    Ok, so coming off the 1k stones then 5u, 3.5u, 1u, and .5u strops should create a HHT passable edge? I sent the swing arms in to get the new modification done on them. So once I get them back I’ll hit it with the strops real quick and post the results.
    Thanks Clay!

    #1515
    Larry
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    Clay

    What is the mod to the swing arms, is it something we could do ourselves without needing to send it in.

    Lucky

    #1518
    wickededge
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    Clay

    What is the mod to the swing arms, is it something we could do ourselves without needing to send it in.

    Lucky

    Hey Lucky,
    The mod is fairly simple if you have the tools for it; the first step is to push out the pin connecting the black Hinge to the blue Collar – if you have a drill press, it’s easy to do with a 1/8″ bit or piece of rod. The next step is to tap one side of the Hinge for a #8-32 Button Head Cap Screw 3/8″. The hole in the Guide Rod and the hole in the non-threaded side of the Hinge need to be bored out to allow a close fit for the screw. I’m also using 0.125×0.23×0.01 washers from Drillspot though the mod works well enough without them. I reassemble using the screw in place of the pin and tighten it up. I like to get it fairly tight, then put a drop of oil in and work the rod a few times until it moves smoothly. You can us some purple loctite to keep the screw from loosening up. I hope that helps.
    –Clay

    -Clay

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