I decided to lube all my YYE Editions/Colorway throws, because I rarely throw them and keep them nice, but I didn’t want the bearings to be sitting rarely used with no lube in them. So, I decided to put a drop of lube in them all, and throw them a bit to work it in, then sit them back in the case. One of the yo-yos in the case would not unscrew. Several of them were tighter than I would screw them, but this one could not be unscrewed. I have a pair of work gloves with rubber in the palm area, and I put those on for a better grip. I had a nice grip on it, and it still would not unscrew.
I had some ideas, and I had even tried spraying Jigaloo in there to see if it would work to get it unscrewed. I contacted mgiroux77, YoyoExpert and the yo-yo manufacturer because I became obsessed with getting it apart. All responded very quickly. I contacted mgiroux77 first, and he suggested that I put it in the freezer. It sounded like fun, so I tried it. After about 45 minutes, I took it out, and I unscrewed it easily. I was amazed. I fought to get the bearing out a tad after that, but it was not a big deal with use of the YYF multitool. The ano rubbed off around the axle hole from being so tight, but I was happy just to get it apart . I was happy this worked and want to share it with others. Put it in the freezer, it worked like a charm.
Thanks mgiroux77…you saved me!! I’m telling you folks, he is never involved in a popularity contest, as he posts when he is interested or feels needed, and he has helped me the most on here. He seems to do it “undercover” a lot too. I like your style mgiroux77, a real Forum Expert. Great guy!