So I decided to break out my little-used manfrotto monopod for a soccer game. My plan was to mount the camera directly to the monopod, sans head. The screw coming out of the monopod was too big but I could feel that it was slightly loose and it appeared that there was a smaller screw inside the larger one - make sense? So, I gently tried to twist the larger screw off with a pliers. Then I got pissed and tried harder. Having messed up the threads at this point I really cranked down on it and totally messed up the threads. The larger screw won't budge.
So....is there any hope at salvaging this thing or should I chuck it in the trash? I can't see a way to take it apart.