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p.1 #1 · When good tools go bad...


This happened last night when I was trying to remove a locking hex screw on a RRS monopod head. Bad tool!

Has anybody else had similar problems?







Apr 01, 2012 at 03:48 PM
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p.1 #2 · When good tools go bad...


try heating with a hair dryer or something a little warmer, maybe even a soldering iron but gently, the locktite used will usually loosen with heat, depending on the type used. While still warm try to loosen and you should have better luck.

Alan



Apr 01, 2012 at 03:57 PM
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p.1 #3 · When good tools go bad...


Wow! Never like that haha. Guessing it's aluminum and not the one RRS sent you? :P




Apr 01, 2012 at 03:58 PM
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p.1 #4 · When good tools go bad...


me thinks it's a 4/1


Apr 01, 2012 at 04:22 PM
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p.1 #5 · When good tools go bad...


There was no locktite, as I installed it originally myself. I used a stronger Allen key and it came off fine.

It's not aluminum, but apparently it's not much stronger.

I've already posted my share of April 1 themes. This really happened last night. On March 31! Of course, my case would be stronger if I waited until tomorrow to post it.



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p.1 #6 · When good tools go bad...


lol, I can imagine your surprise when you thought the bolt should have been out only to see that twisted allen key


Apr 01, 2012 at 04:49 PM
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p.1 #7 · When good tools go bad...


Shoulda used a Gitzo! SSsure it would have cost 20 bucks (US) for the wrench, but it would work!


Apr 01, 2012 at 06:02 PM
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p.1 #8 · When good tools go bad...


This was never a "Good Tool" in the first place.


Apr 03, 2012 at 01:49 AM
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p.1 #9 · When good tools go bad...


hmmm April 1st. or perhaps you have abilities like Uri Geller?


Apr 03, 2012 at 06:20 AM
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p.1 #10 · When good tools go bad...


You need those good quality Allen keys, not the ones made of Licorice....LMAO


Apr 03, 2012 at 09:27 AM





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