View Full Version : how do you set a detent ball?

08-14-2010, 09:44 PM
hi everyone, soon i will be going all in on making my first liner lock folder. i understand how i should do everything except for setting the detent ball. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

George Tichbourne
08-15-2010, 05:58 AM
I use a micrometer to press the ball into place and measure the position of the ball at the same time.


joe sangster
08-15-2010, 06:32 AM
I use the micrometer as George does . after tapping in place with small hammer & nail set to hold detent ball in place .


08-15-2010, 08:30 AM
so you just pressure fit it into the drilled hole? i feel like it would just end up falling out, is there anything else you have to do?

08-15-2010, 09:51 AM
Use a #53 drill bit for the hole on a 1/16" detent ball.It is a press fit and it will hold in place.

08-15-2010, 10:40 AM
what size bit should i use for a 3/32" detent ball? thats the size i bought