Post by Animal
Tried HCl, ATF, heat (200C oven), hitting it with a hammer.
Jaw is now loose but the thumb wheel is as stuck as ever.
What else would be good to try?
There is not much to them. I don't know
if mine has the spring.Loading Image...
The chrome-vanadium ones really shouldn't
seize up. The steel ones, you'd
expect it was rust that seized it.
The pin on one of my chrome-vanadium is quite
loose, so no problem getting that one apart.
With the pin out, the knurl should just fall out,
or a tiny tap should have it fall out.
If the pin won't stay in later, you could
put a tiny bit of Loctite on it (but don't
overdo it, or you'll wipe Loctite onto the
knurl). Loctite comes in grades that are
colour-coded, all the way from "this Loctite
is useless" to "dammit, now I can't unscrew
it any more Loctite".
It's possible my old steel adjustable had the
spring, but that tool was stolen long ago. So I
don't have that one as a reference any more.