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Fiskars Scissors: Preemptive Pivot Tightening

A new-to-us Fiskars scissors arrived with a loose pivot of a type I’d never seen before:

Fiskars scissors - pivot nut in place
Fiskars scissors – pivot nut in place

The nut fits into the slot in the upper blade, making the nut and screw turn together. Although there’s no torque between the two, the screw had no threadlock and, well, loosening happens.

The pivot parts include a thin washer between the nut and the lower blade to reduce friction between the moving parts:

Fiskars scissors - pivot parts
Fiskars scissors – pivot parts

With a dot of Loctite on the screw, it’s ready for reassembly:

Fiskars scissors - pivot ready to assemble
Fiskars scissors – pivot ready to assemble

After which, a drop of oil made it sooo smooooth.

That was easy …

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