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Simple Review: CKF Pepyakka 2.0 Spinner

Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by maliboo74, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. maliboo74

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    Hi all,

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    I picked up my first spinner. Custom Knife Factory Pepyakka 2.0. There were pre-orders from a few months ago and in my opinion the best looking spinner available. I love my CKF PeaceDuke so this was an easy choice for me. Unfortunately, there were problems.

    Before video: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AlIfhXxSA4Vrk7BN0pkn7T51h4G8oQ

    The claim was a 2 minute spin time. I managed to get 30 to 60 seconds and it sounded terrible. I did some research on Torqbar spinners and read about proper cleaning. However, this spinner is more complicated looking than a Torqbar so I waited to hear back from CKF. They made similar suggestions about cleaning with water and household "fat removing liquids". I soaked in warm water and Dawn and what a difference.

    After video: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AlIfhXxSA4Vrk7BjCE995Zg-WVoRkg

    Easily get over 2 minutes. Cleaning worked great. However, another problem cropped up. During the cleaning I lost all the tritium vials. There is supposed to be one at each tip.

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    I notified CKF so we'll see what they say. It's not a deal breaker for me, but seems like a lot of work went into adding those so I'd hate to leave em off.

    Anyway, it's a keeper and I'll show it of to my friends for a while so they can laugh at me :rofl:

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  2. maliboo74

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    CKF got back to me. My choices were to pay $31 for replacement vials that I would need to glue back in place or send it back for a refund, including shipping.

    I decided to keep it. It's going to need cleaning over and over so the vials won't last anyway.
     
  3. Dragunbayne

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    It's so purdy!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
     
  4. TKC

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    That is pretty cool looking!!
     
  5. gdanonym

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    I don't understand why an expencive product is delivered with non cleaned bearings? This is essencial for a perfect working product.
     
  6. bmwboris

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    What would you lubricate the bearing with?
     
  7. maliboo74

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    Nothing. They run dry.
     
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    Quick update. I have cleaned this a few more times by soaking in water and Dawn then rinsing and blowing dry with compressed air. I am up to a 3 minute spin time. Amazing.
     
  9. maliboo74

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    I saw someone's pictures with the 3.0 and looks as though they shipped with cageless bearings. I decided to open my bearings up a little.

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    I notice it's slightly smoother and quieter, slightly. Certainly easier to clean like the torqbars.

    I am up to a 3:40 spin time!
     
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  10. Westerdutch

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    Beautiful piece!!

    Rinse the bearing with a nice strong cleaning agent/solvent to get all the bearing grease out that cage and after drying/rinsing/heating it you can touch it up with a drop of very fine and thin machine oil (if the bearings start to rust you are out of luck). Is that a 608? If so i really wonder why they would put such a heavy bearing in there.
     
  11. maliboo74

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    It looks similar to a 608 but the bearings are ceramic.

    Needs to be that heavy when I put the air compressor up to it :)
     
  12. Westerdutch

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    You do realise that no matter the speed you'll never touch the load rating of that bearing right? Also spinning those up with compressed air is fun but it can also be pretty bad for the bearings, might wanna order some spares (good idea anyways, China makes cheap bearings).
     
  13. maliboo74

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    I know, just a joke.
     
  14. andy3101

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    Well, I just have a China-spinner for about 6,- Bucks. And it started to get stiff. So I tried to clean it with several cleaning agents. But I was not happy, so I decided to disassemble the bearing. Cage removed, all balls on one side, so I got the inner ring seperated. Then I claned the rails in the inner and outer case and re-assembled the bearing. I have to say, it took 2 Minutes to get the bearing in its peaces, the re-assembling took about 1-2 hours. The trick at the end was simple handsoap, to keep all the balls in position in the outer recess. Then I was able to position the inner ring and spread the balls around to get the cage back in. After flushing the bearing with boiling water, to get the soap out, the spinner runs good again. It is a simple 55 gramms spinner and it runs for about 3:50 , lying on the table.
     
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  15. maliboo74

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    You can get these Pepyakka spinners real cheap too, from knock off makers, and they spin pretty well, but CKF ain't too happy.