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Old 13th January 2019
  #1
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Screws on monitor stands

Trying to figure out if I'm missing something here.

Bought a pair of these.

Nordell' Premium Floor Speaker Stand (Pair) for Studio Monitors and Hi-Fi Loudspeakers - Create Truer Mixes with Optimum Loudspeaker/Monitor Height and Positioning with Rotating Plate for Speakers: Amazon.co.uk: Musical Instruments

When they came, the screws for adjusting the height were tightly screwed in place.

Talking about this one

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I unscrewed them to lift the stands and they can't be screwed back. I have no clue how they were screwed in the first place, since they're not long enough to reach the hole in the metal rod. The thing is, they're not even made to screw into that rod, since they go into a plastic protector that just sits between the rod and the screw, like so

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it doesn't have any hole that the screw goes in, and I can't screw it back on. If I use the silver metal rod to stabilize it, it doesn't work, since the stand will just spin out of control.

Anyone know what I'm missing here and how were these screwed so tightly in the first place?

Thanks.
Old 13th January 2019
  #2
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In principle, the metal pin/rod sets the height (one of 5 positions) of the speaker stand. The finger-tightened wing-bolt squeezes a plastic block interposer against the inner metal tube to keep is from spinning and rattling.

The 'feel' of the problem will tell you what the underlying issue is. If the female threads of the wing-bolt are plastic, then you might be working against a cross-threaded socket caused by some factory shortcut. If the female threads are metal, then it's possible that some kind of anaerobic (thread-locker) compound might be in there.

Does that help?
Old 13th January 2019
  #3
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I doubt it's a factory shortcut, since both of these have exactly the same issue. That finger-tightened wing bolt can't be screwed in, since there isn't really a female thread in the plastic thing, it's just a whole that you can't screw anything in.

I'm not sure about the thread locking. Could it be they had been thread-locked since when I first got them out, they unscrewed just like from a normal female thread? But when I tried to screw them back in, it didn't work, it was almost like there was a vacuum holding them in.
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