Scales are on too tight. How remove?

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  1. Elwha

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    I've got a new ESEE 4 that I want to do some mods on and can't get any of the screws to budge. Any suggestions?
     
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    Ask your wife to help loosen them for you, just like the pickle jar ;)

    I've not heard of them being lock-tited before but I could totally be wrong...All I can say is go gently and use a quality US made tool to minimize the chance of stripping it
     
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    Used my little torx wrench that I always use with no problems before this knife. I was wondering the same thing about them being loc-tited.
     
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    They could be lock-tite. I've had a few of their knives like that. I almost lost an eye trying to undo with a screw that was too tight, using a drill (500% my fault).

    Don't use a drill, and have the knife very secure and safe.

    For these types of screws that are too tight, you'll want a very good fitting bit. Or allen key that has a stubby end, gives you mo bettuh powuh.
     
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    Thx Mudman.
     
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    You can try heating them with a soldering iron, to soften any tread locker.
     
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    Thx Bozho
     
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