Stuck axle

Axle is stuck in one half of one of my yoyos. I’ve tried pliers and it won’t come out.

Have you tried leaving it in the freezer for an hour or so?
It’s worked for me for a yoyo I flat out couldn’t unscrew.


Huh. No I haven’t

Freezer method didn’t work.

What throw is it? Some companies have glued in axles to half of the throw.

I know that isn’t the case. I took out the original axle to put in a replacement and the replacement is stuck.

I always put problems like this into the freezer for at least 30 min. Worst case scenario, the axle may be ground into that half forever. If the yoyo can still be put together properly and plays fine…


If you have a can of compressed air, turn it upside down and spray it just on the axle. It gets very cold and should shrink the axle relative to the yoyo. It has worked for me in the past. Also works well for stuck fishing rod ferrules.


@ChrisFrancz I tried that already and it doesn’t put together. It has a gap next to the bearing. @BWright I’ll try that too.


If you have some M4 nuts you can try the double nut method:


Are you sure the threads matched the original? If it is oversized you’re probably screwed.

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