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 Post subject: Square-1 mech problem
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:55 am 
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So I have a Square-1, it's fairly loose.

I have taken it appart several times, and lubed. Now the problem is, the part where the screw in the center screws into is sort of getting striped, ergo it won't stay in as well, and ends up falling appart in my hands every so often.


Any quick fixes?

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My Square-1 was like that. The wear from months of looseness made it perfect. :wink:
Take off the other center cap; you'll find a trapezoidal prism platic piece with a hole. Put glue in there, then drill in the screw while holding on to it. Keep the spring slightly compressed until the glue is dry. Only strong glue will work well, so make sure that you don't think you'll take it apart again unless you're desparate. That Square-1 will never come apart again by accident.


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I know about the other half and stuff.

And I'd prefer to be able to take it apart again to lube as needed.

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Two suggestions:
1. Get a new plastic piece
2. Instead of getting another, fix it by lining the inside with hard glue. That will narrow the hole and let the screw hold tightly.


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I used superglue and lined the inside of the screw hole then let it dry and it
worked well for me. I had the same problem with the screw stripping the
plastic.

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