How to get out a stuck axle without breaking it?


#1

As the title says. Please help. Thanks


#2

you can post photos?


#3

#4

the best method would be to tighten two nuts on the axle, tighten them together, and then unscrew the nuts with a wrench.
if this is not possible you can wrap multiple layers of a strip of cloth or wrap rounds of electrician tape on the axis and then take it with pliers and unscrew … clearly not over tighten the clamps, you can strip the threads.
if you have doubt no that axis reuse! buy a new one in ironmongery (easily found and cost nothing) … an axis with ruined thread when screwed onto the shell you will ruin … and you throw it all away!!!


#5

As persson suggests, the double nut method works well. Check it out here (along with other useful info): Useful modification & maintenance guides - Axles,Clean, repair, tune, fix yoyos


#6

Wrap the axle around some cloth, then use pliers to twist it out.


#7

Thanks guys, the double nut method worked very well.