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  • #7895
    Peter Lee
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    hello, I’m new to this board. I enjoy reading all the great information and expertise on the WE here.
    Got upgrade II kit with the riser & new ball joints & wanted to ask advice.

    is there a reliable way other than trial & error ensure perfect centering of the knife? My bevels from one side of the blade to the other are always a tiny fraction of an angle different. I do use the 2-pronged guide to sit the blade heel on – but I’m not talking about gross centering here. I’m talking about exact, precise, perfect centering.

    also, what’s the best lube for the steel ball to aluminum contacts – ?mineral oil ?silicone oil ?Rem oil ?militec?

    also, my top screw tightener for the aluminum pyramid clamp still pokes through to the other side & damages the diamond stones. Should I grind it down or does Clay offer an upgrade to the pyramid clamp & screw kit to fix this too?

    Thanks all.

    #7896
    Mikedoh
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    Have you read this thread
    http://www.wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=9&id=4781&Itemid=63

    As far as the screw getting hit, you may need to ge a shorter screw, or position the knife above the upper holes and tighten upper screw just
    enough for contact, and tighten mostly with bottom screw. You may have to fiddle a bit, and be aware that you could possibly bend the vice jaws if you torque the bottom screw too much.

    Haven’t lubed anything on my WE.
    HTH

    #7899
    Xbander
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    Check out – WE Wiki under Resources on the web page – In the “New User Info” these is a number of videos and discussion on bevels, might help.

    I do use the Rem oil every so often to lube and clean out the arm joint. The rem oil is light, so no concern it might gum up the works.

    #7901
    Peter Lee
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    Thanks Mike & James for the assistance – I’ll check out both of those links.

    #7906
    Chris
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    also, my top screw tightener for the aluminum pyramid clamp still pokes through to the other side & damages the diamond stones. Should I grind it down or does Clay offer an upgrade to the pyramid clamp & screw kit to fix this too?

    Thanks all.

    This has been discussed a few times before, I remember Clay saying he would include a shorter screw.

    Will this still happen?

    #7909
    Chris
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    also, what’s the best lube for the steel ball to aluminum contacts – ?mineral oil ?silicone oil ?Rem oil ?militec?

    The ball-bearing joint Clay uses has a nylon bearing “race”.
    Nylon is meant to be self lubricating.

    Water is a lubricant for nylon.

    I would not use anything that could react with nylon.

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