Is it possible to remove cymbal stands center shaft?


Is it possible to remove cymbal stand center shaft from bottom collar?

I'm trying to clean the lower part of my cymbal stands and having a hard time removing the main center shaft (red arrow) from bottom collar (blue arrow).

I removed the tiny allen screw on the side and also squirted WD around the collar. It won't budge.
So now I'm wondering if it's even meant to come out?

Anyone know?


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Thats not meant to come out. Usually that set screw is not a screw at all, but is a non-removable pin to hold the rod in place as a secondary measure of securement. Yeah, you can drill it out, but the post is press fit in to the base first. As mentioned, the pin is a secondary measure to hold it in place. So thats why its stuck in there.