I got my cheapie seesaw from JC Whiteney about 15 years ago but I am using the fork to do the work. My other concern, besides deforming the threads, is the breaking of the cheapie tool causing personal injury. The fork will cause two small cuts, but this way, at least, I know I can finish the job the same day. I will try your way to protect the threads when I find a comfortable tool to work with. Thank you for the reply.
[Edited by be459 on 06-26-2001 at 02:55 PM]