11 years ago
The tips screw into the tongs, but the threads are stripped.
Been using it that way for a decade, but it's got to the point
that I'm burning holes when the tips tilt and the contact area
Any options to repair this without spending $91 on new tongs?
The copper is rather soft, so if I could just compress the
end a little and re-thread the tongs and replace the tips, I'd be good
If I squeeze it in a vise, I'll just make the hole oblong.
I have a substantial V-block and a press, maybe three sides
will be enough???
I don't know much about the dynamics of metal forming.
Would pounding on it with a hammer in the V-block work better
than trying to squeeze it?
Anybody got a trick for getting compressive force on multiple sides
to shrink it.
Or maybe a highly conductive heli-coil?
Thought I'd get some advice before I made a mess of it.
I rarely use it, so the "fix" doesn't have to be production quality.