Butterfly knife-like pliers?

hi everyone, i got this idea while fishing, and couldn't open my pliers with one hand(i was holding a kinda big pike in the other one).
what if you could just flip it open like a butterfly knife? but i dont know how i could loosen those rivets.... so that's why i need some help.

Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/9JxPi

petercd3 years ago

You're not going to have much luck with loosening those stamped rivets, on the plus side, all you need to do is remove one rivet on the plier side and replace it with a machine screw that fits.

A cheese head machine screw will be fairly rounded, some grinding and smoothing on the nut side to remove the edges, a bit of thread lock and it should be good to go.

rallekralle (author)  petercd3 years ago

while i was trying to hit the rivets out of the handle, i realized it got very smooth and easy to open just by doing that :D

Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0ZSCJFFOdY&feature=youtu.be

Ouch, you've just wrecked your knife!

Those joints need to be stiff so that the plier action actually works!

rallekralle (author)  Kiteman3 years ago

theyre a bit stiff, so it still works