Stripped thread on a Giotto 5011 head

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
GMack
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Re: Stripped thread on a Giotto 5011 head
In reply to Hofendis, Jan 21, 2013

Locktight or Permatex sells some thread-fix compound which is like an epoxy along with some release stuff you smear on the handle's threads.  Might not be suitable for constant use though.

A metric Heli-Coil would be probably be too expensive as they usually come in a kit.  A new 5011 head is only $59 from B&H and may be the way to go, and much cheaper than doing some heliarc fill in the aluminum and then trying to machine in some more threads.

Mack

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