How do I unscrew super-tight Seimitsu buttons?


#1

Yes, this was my first time working with screw-ins, and I screwed it in to tight…to the point I can’t unscrew them off. Is there a trick I can do to unscrew it? HELP! :xeye:


#2

Twist the button instead of the nut. It will eventually come loose.


#3

tried that. it won’t budge. :xeye:


#4

lefty loosey righty tighty…

Did you try to rotate the nut with a screwdriver? Know what I mean?


#5

you don’t know what we’re talking about.


#6

I did this to one of mine, got it undone by twisting the button by holding on to the microswitch. If that doesn’t work try using some pliers.


#7

i just tried both of those suggestions too! i’m running out of ideas, guys. :crybaby:


#8

No, you’re not catching my drift. Take a flat small flat head, put it into the nut’s ridges/groove/??? and try to get the nut to rotate by pushing up/down with the screw driver, just enough to get it loose.


#9

Did you try getting an adjustable monkey wrench and gripping the button by the switch?


#10

I’m curious how tight you have it. I’ve had some in there really damned good that I was able to get by twisting the button the opposite direction of the nut. It did take some elbow grease. If you can’t get a good enough grip on it I’d look for one of those non-slip pads to open jars. It probably just needs a good twist.


#11

#12

sorry, tried that. the case is aluminum, if that helps any.

yes, i just tried that while you uploaded the pic.:pleased:

no worky.


#13

haven’t tried that yet. i might as well try, lol.

yeah i figured i needed more elbow grease by grabbing onto the microswitch to do it.

i’m supposed to twist counter-clockwise, right?

it appears that when i do that, the nut slides with the button. sigh


#14

hold the nut with some arc joint pliers and turn the button using the microswitch on the button


#15

Call arnold schwarzenegger and ask him to unscrew it for you?


#16

being a douchebag doesn’t help.


#17

I’d say worst case scenario you spray a lil wd40 or so between the nut/microswitch, grab a pair of pliers, and just let out a big groan as you loosen the nuts…


#18

wd-40 might be my last resort… :sad:


#19

put on a glove and twist it as hard as you can if that doesnt work then um you’re blown?


#20

Is WD-40 a good idea to use on that…I don’t think so…