Own a Really Right Stuff BH-55 Head? HELP!

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Own a Really Right Stuff BH-55 Head? HELP!
3 months ago

Just got my brand new BH-55 today. Feels/looks great. Second time I got the camera on it, tightened up all the knobs. Mistake #1. Now the drag knob will not budge. Its stuck on level 8-solid like a rock. I tried for probably 20 minutes trying to rotate it and no dice. I then got a pair of pliers to try and rotate it. Mistake #2. The knob in the shaped of a cone, sort of, and this causes the pliers to slide right off. Also causing some metal to chip off a little bit. Well, no chance of returning it for a refund if I ever had to.

Have you experienced the drag knob 'locking up' on you? What did you do to get it turn again. I feel like if I try anymore with the pliers, I'm going to damage the head. Really desperate as I had lots of shooting to do this weekend and now cannot

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