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Are all 8 mid weights detachable from each other in Merlin?

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#1 Yuri Michurin

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:47 PM

Recently I've bought used Steadicam Merlin. I found 8 mid weights in the package as manual describes. The dubious thing they are combined by sets of 1, 3, and 4 weights stuck one upon other in a metal rod, so that I can not detach them, I mean I can not split 3-weiths and 4-weights sets further, I can not remove any single weight from this sets. I wonder if it's 'by design', or they suppose to be detachable and just stuck to each other in years of inactivity. If it's not a natural behavior, any suggestions on how to split them?
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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:21 PM

They just thread together, like a a screw. You might try some lube or heat and some strap wrenches.
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