Back in action - replaced the broken omega spring with one I made from a .020 gauge guitar string, fixed the chips, reprofiled and sharpened with an edge pro and Gritomatic stones. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober however they choose." I do want to say that I had both my springs on my 940-2 break and got them fixed. Originally Posted By John1125: This is the second time that a spring broke on my 943 Benchmade and the first time I sent it back to them .. Not wanting to do this if possible , I know this has been hashed over on other forums but I wanted to see if anyone else came up with a solution . Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I have a bunch of Benchmade axis lock knives and I've used them a bunch without ever having issues with this, but if a spring breaks I'll just get it fixed. 40knIves 993 views. I make the omega springs no problem. What steel is this beauty in? https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/255759/C7709ECF-1335-4B08-86F7-FF338552B836_jpeg-753235.JPG, https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/255759/C300A24C-C2CB-4F5F-9C82-5F57C4EB0D87_jpeg-753240.JPG, https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/299647/856852A6-0622-4C4D-9C02-7FFB3820B26C-753266.jpg, https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/137867/Izula-SS_jpg-753207.JPG, https://steelwillknives.com/images/products/outdoor/gekko1510-1.jpg, Spyderco Manix 2 Plain Edge Folding Knife, Dark Blue, Spyderco Manix 2 Plain Edge Folding Knife, Black/Silver, Spyderco Manix 2 Plain Edge Folding Knife, Translucent Blue, https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/361774/882ABBCE-2439-4B6C-9ED0-354C86C83F76_jpeg-753294.JPG. The uncontrolled release of energy is unstable and can cause the spring to fracture. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. try pvknife.com I have bought springs from them in the past. I've killed two kershaw's assisted open springs... never killed a benchmade, I carry an auto daily, but hunting or in the mountains- serious uses a fixed blade is ideal. They should have what you need. I've always known that the lock would work with only one spring, I've just never had any first hand experiences with spring breakages. I am excited to see how the edge retention is since I have not had an s90v blade other than this and the edge was so messed up before that I could t really evaluate that. Is this spring breakage a known issue with Benchmade in general? It's nice having some in hand evidence of the reliability. Carried for a little while but never cared for it after I broke the blade. When I want a switchblade, I look at Protech first. [ARCHIVED THREAD] - So I broke the omega spring in my Benchmade Bugout and now I don't trust it. Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter to receive firearm news, product discounts from your favorite Industry Partners, and more. Omega springs on auto-axis knives are best done be benchmade as the autoaxis mechanism can be very difficult, if not impossible, to reassemble without special tools/jigs. To your point: This is just anecdotal, but I feel like the omega spring complaints ramped up "coincidentally" around the backlash period. Had to look up the omega spring cause Iâve only ever owned auto strykers. Not only is it a relatively infrequent problem, but: The knives still operate properly on one spring, and you can send it in and have it fixed when you notice you're one down, Even if you end up stranded in the wilderness and somehow manage to break both springs on your axis knife, you can jam anything in behind the axis pin when it's in the forward position, a twig, a rolled up piece of paper, etc--it's not like there is much force ever pushing it back, even if the knife is being used hard (the force that pin face when something is trying to close the knife is pushing up at the pin towards the top of the knife, not back). Compare that with the number of titanium framelocks I've seen slip or deform the locking face causing a failure in person, and I have a lot more confidence in an axis lock. I broke the springs because I think I honestly fidgeted with it too much. Omega spring failure on benchmade's axis lock. It has never been smooth as I would like and I kept it oiled but I constantly flicked it, trying to get it smoother and it was SO f'ing smooth for about the last two weeks. Select a fixed blade Tops in what ever length your state will allow.
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