Yes you would. If the handle is too tight on the bolt, remove it and file where itThinking about how this could happen some more… if I am cranking it clockwise and holding the handle… If the handle doesn’t spin freely, would I not be effectively unscrewing it from the bolt every crank?
meets the crank to give it more clearance. Add locktite or Gorilla Glue to the
threads and re install the bolt and let it set up for a while. This is what had to
with one of my crank cocking devices.
I then peined the end of the threaded section so the bolt can not come out.
Wishing you all the best.