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Steve Fell22/01/2019 16:58:41
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I have a Sjoberg wooden bench. The wood has understandably moved and in the winter months the end vice becomes almost locked solid because the wooden screw thread binds. During the summer months the vice there is no problem.

Does any know how to fix this problem? Is it possible to remove the threaded screw and re-cut it somehow to loosen it?

Derek Lane22/01/2019 18:44:24
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The problem of rethreading is that in summer it will then be too loose. It needs stripping down in summer or if done in winter take it indoors for 3 or 4 weeks then give it a good seal with something like one of the oil finishes. Someone else may have a better answer

Steve Fell22/01/2019 21:25:30
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Thanks for the comment. I had thought of that. To be honest it's not that loose in the summer and I don't believe making slightly looser in the summer would be a big problem if I can use it in the winter. I've never tried to remove the end vice so I don't know how easy it would be. I have tried using candle wax to easy it but I don't think it worked very well

derek willis 123/01/2019 09:46:02
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I would try a silicone spray, sold in aerosol form, available from merchants and B&Q.

works for me for various similar applications.

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