View Full Version : Slight problem with my pommel

12-14-2009, 04:45 PM
Quick question folks. Got my parts today (I'll post pics soon) but after i assembled everything, i noticed the threads between the pommel and main body are a little tight, and now I can't get them separated by hand. They're both powder coated so I don't want to take a clamp to them for risk of scratching it.

What can I do to separate these parts? Any Ideas?

12-14-2009, 04:51 PM
Strap wrench?

12-14-2009, 04:58 PM
put some rags and shims around them and yes a strap wrench is a good fix.

If the threads are still tight after you get them appart, run a 60 degree triangle jewlers file around the male threads until it fits nice. There may be a bur in there binding things up.

Rhyen Skytracker
12-14-2009, 05:15 PM
Put the parts is the freezer, when the parts are very cold run hot water on the part with the female threads on it. This should allow you to loosen them up. I use some of those rubber oven mitt thingies to hold them and twist.

Shadar Al'Niende
12-14-2009, 05:55 PM
Here is a good thread that may help you...

Dealing with stuck or difficult MHS threads (http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=2767&highlight=threads%2C+stuck)

Good luck :(

12-14-2009, 06:08 PM
Rhyen's idea is a good one. Plus use some penetrating oil like WD40.;)

12-14-2009, 10:03 PM
...and keep your cool about it. I lost an Obi TPM pommel this way

12-15-2009, 08:15 AM


12-15-2009, 11:19 PM
I got so mad I started banging on it with a hammer. Nah, nothing salvagable after that. That's why I said to keep cool. That's the best advice I can offer.

12-16-2009, 08:22 AM
oh man.. such beautiful work...gone! =( lol


12-16-2009, 06:48 PM
thanks for all the help guys. I managed to get the pommel off, but after that the male double ended adapter got stuck on the main body. That thing is so stuck on there that i cant get it off for the life of me. Ive tried everything, the freezer with hot water, rubber gloves with clamps, everything, and it just isnt coming apart. Now I slipped it and some of my powder coating got scratched off the body and the male adapter is pretty much ruined. FML. Any more ideas?

12-16-2009, 11:44 PM
got pics? seeing things may help people offer ideas.

I mean drill through the male adaptor and have at it..

wrap up the main hilt (with PC on it) 'really' good.... throw it in a vice and power that adpator out.

12-18-2009, 04:21 AM
It takes a brave man to admit that he has a problem with his pommel. :p