Unilock insert failure

lockwood

lockwood
Silver Member
Hi,
I have a shaft where the Unilock quick release insert has lifted out about 1/4 of an inch and the shaft will not tighten up when attaching the butt. I goes in, but keeps turning. Another shaft works fine. Can I just take a pair of pliers and unscrew it and re-glue it? Ideas?
Thank you in advance.
Jonathan Smith
Society Billiards
 

Michael Webb

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Hi,
I have a shaft where the Unilock quick release insert has lifted out about 1/4 of an inch and the shaft will not tighten up when attaching the butt. I goes in, but keeps turning. Another shaft works fine. Can I just take a pair of pliers and unscrew it and re-glue it? Ideas?
Thank you in advance.
Jonathan Smith
Society Billiards
You could if the threads in the shaft are not stripped.
Or just plug it and start fresh and use GOOD epoxy and tight tolerances. Short fine threads on the insert for a short distance are not as strong as some would think. Weak glue and constant tightening causes suck out.
 

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Sheldon

dontneednostinkintitle
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Pliers are a bad idea, it will be tough not to do damage. The threads are obviously stripped and need to be replaced. This is a job for a pro!
 

Michael Webb

AzB Silver Member
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Pliers are a bad idea, it will be tough not to do damage. The threads are obviously stripped and need to be replaced. This is a job for a pro!
It's a shame these pliers aren't produced anymore.
 

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measureman

AzB Silver Member
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I've posted this before but my 13 year old Lucasi unilock has never given me any trouble at all.
I do clean the insert and threads with alcohol once in awhile.
 

lockwood

lockwood
Silver Member
You could if the threads in the shaft are not stripped.
Or just plug it and start fresh and use GOOD epoxy and tight tolerances. Short fine threads on the insert for a short distance are not as strong as some would think. Weak glue and constant tightening causes suck out.
Thank you Mike
 
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