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Posted on Help repairing a roller stand

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#1 posted 07-20-2021 04:32 AM

Welcome to club.

Have several various cheap roller stands with stripped threads on locking bolt.

Drilled out the stripped nut, used a short bolt and c-clamp for awhile on one?

Without a welder to fix steel, your options are limited. Finally got fed up and made a better fix.
Ground the old weld nut or stripped threads off to make smooth surface. Then welded a grade 8 coupler nut (1” long) over hole. Used a star knob that allows replaceable bolts, and use grade 3 hex bolt to lock it down. About every 2-3 years, this gorilla grip Klutz has to toss the old stripped bolt and use a new one.

If you can find cup point or dog point (square end) ‘jack’ bolts; they dig in better and don’t need as much torque applied. I welded a piece of 3” flat bar to square head of jack bolt, and it has lasted longest so far.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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