How to Fix a Damaged Tripod Thread at Home on the Cheap

If the tripod thread on the bottom of your camera or favorite accessory breaks, don’t go throwing the whole thing away or sending it off for an expensive repair. All you need is about $25 and some DIY know-how to fix it yourself.

In this short video, filmmaker Tom Antos shows you how he replaced not one, but two of the threads on his camera in just a few minutes using this kit off of Amazon. It only costs $23, and with it you can repair up to 10 threads, or even create 1/4-inch threads where none existed in the first place (although we wouldn’t recommend you go drilling into the side of your favorite camera).

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Check out the video to see how it’s done.