I recently got an FIE Leon Paul Epee blade, which I believe has the better PTFE coated LP tip. Today.. many problems.
I plug into a strip and the tip won't go off. Test with multimeter and little test box, works good. Try again on strip, fails. Remove tip, looks fine. Put it back together and get on strip, works. Tighten screws down, fails.
So I put the multimeter in the socket--this time 1 ground 1 wired. No circuit, but depress the tip and there's a good circuit--NO resistance. It seems that one of my tip screws has made it through the plastic sleeve inside the LP tip and is causing it to ground.
I'd say I tighten my screws an average amount.. I wasn't really ripping on them or anything. Also, this is just the 2nd time I've removed the screws.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any fixes? Might LP replace this? The blade is stamped 02-06, was that a bad year for these tips?