U&U puzzle by Hanayama. How to screw the puzzle

  • Published on Mar 26, 2018
  • U&U puzzle by Hanayama. In this video solution i will show how to take it apart and to assemble it again.
    The key to unlock this puzzle is to look carefully at each part first.
    2:00 Solution starts here
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Comments • 513

  • Puzzle guy
    Puzzle guy  2 years ago +47

    I'm fully aware U&U is not my best video. In fact, this is one of my first videos. It was uploaded in 2018 and i can't change anything.
    BUT YOU CAN CHANGE SOMETHING. Watch my latest videos, they are much better and interesting.
    When my channel reaches 100K subs i'll delete U&U video.

    • Bruce Hurley
      Bruce Hurley Month ago

      There's nothing wrong with this video.

    • Sumit Jankar
      Sumit Jankar 10 months ago +1

      I loved your video. Please dont delete.

    • farvision
      farvision 11 months ago

      An improvement would be to work on a soft surface so that the puzzle does not make screeching noises all the time.

    • Nicolas 300
      Nicolas 300 11 months ago

      @ROMY PINEDA he's saying 100K not 100% :D

      ROMY PINEDA Year ago


  • Snaggledog 007
    Snaggledog 007 11 months ago +96

    I had this puzzle once. With the use of a hacksaw, it only took me a couple of minutes to solve.

    • Wy Sha
      Wy Sha 9 months ago

      Good job using your resources

    • Jonas Mariūnas
      Jonas Mariūnas 9 months ago

      @Potato no u

    • 707 SaV
      707 SaV 9 months ago +1

      @Snaggledog 007 FACTS Brotha 💯

    • Snaggledog 007
      Snaggledog 007 9 months ago +1

      @707 SaV finding simple ways to do things has brought me great serenity to life. 😎

  • Ronald Ashwell
    Ronald Ashwell 11 months ago +21

    I enjoy watching you videos every time. You are a very skilled puzzler.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  11 months ago +5

      Thank you. Watch my latest videos, they are much better.

  • boastyy
    boastyy 2 years ago +5

    Nice one! Think I would have got the grinder out with the cutting disk lol

  • Mindy Aguliar
    Mindy Aguliar 4 years ago +27

    That is way more complex then I expected.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  4 years ago +2

      I expected to solve it in 5 minutes, but was wrong

  • Shetty Chandran
    Shetty Chandran 2 years ago +1

    Very nice Sir 👌👌👍

  • Matt McConaha
    Matt McConaha 3 years ago +7

    The hardest part of solving this puzzle is getting the thing to actually mechanically cooperate with the moves you are trying to do.

  • Husain Nalawala
    Husain Nalawala 3 years ago +3

    Puzzle solution starts at 4:15
    Thank me later.

  • Carlos Ramirez
    Carlos Ramirez 3 years ago +5

    How the hell did anyone discover a technical puzzle like this. Is beyond me.

  • Jess Cab Channel
    Jess Cab Channel Year ago +1

    Great puzzle sir thank you.... For the tips.

  • Creative Thinker
    Creative Thinker 2 years ago +5


  • Chuck Knotts
    Chuck Knotts 3 years ago +1

    I agree with others. You need some padding to cut down on noise in videos. A wooden (not metal) table would help as well.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      Thank you for advice. Watch my other videos 😉

  • John
    John 3 years ago +37

    A lot of people comment on the man who takes these apart, but who the heck designs them? There is where the genius is in my opinion.

    • Brandon B
      Brandon B 2 years ago

      A lot is accident...he probably had a bunch of hardware smashed up and squished and found a similar looking object and was amused by it. So what did he do? Hmm

    • normal toast1681
      normal toast1681 3 years ago +1

      Deez nuts

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago +7

      Some of them are evil geniuses. And the guy who designed Vortex puzzle is their president

  • Faraday Sage
    Faraday Sage 3 years ago

    first move is incorrect; you are pushing the curved side through. Use the straight edge.

  • Mitty Smith
    Mitty Smith 3 years ago

    Just use a file/Dremel grinder and remove one of the beveled ends stopping a nut. Puzzle solved in less than a min.

  • proud2BaNurse
    proud2BaNurse 3 years ago

    Awesome job!! I probably have the patience to solve it eventually. My bf, however, would have clocked someone with it after the first few mins.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      Thank you!
      My wife doesn't have enough patience to solve puzzles either. I can spend hours solving puzzles.

  • 707 SaV
    707 SaV 9 months ago

    You make this look way to EZ, I just got the UFO 👽 and I am about to make it a flying Saucer 👾👽

  • Senyo Kumfo
    Senyo Kumfo 3 years ago +1

    the solution was so obvious!!
    the moment i saw it i knew what to do

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      The moment you saw it, you knew there is a one more trick, besides different nuts? 😱

  • OverTheRainbow
    OverTheRainbow 2 years ago +4

    that took me all of 30 seconds to see how to solve it, noticed the notched out corner at 1:00 and there's the solution, nothing more then attention to detail

  • Bill46Lexis
    Bill46Lexis 3 years ago +4

    I knew how to solve it in 2 seconds at least theoretically. And it turns out to be the solution.

    • Bud Rowe
      Bud Rowe 2 years ago

      Bill46Lexis we are so proud of you !!!

    • Michael Toner
      Michael Toner 3 years ago

      WOW! you are most certainly a genius

  • Markshane Manliguez
    Markshane Manliguez 2 years ago

    I found the solution in less than a minute.

  • 123Test123
    123Test123 4 years ago +50

    Nice, I subbed. One tip: the metal tabletop makes a lot of noise, it kind of distracts!

    • Hentai Nat
      Hentai Nat 4 years ago +1

      I wouldn't think that would be much of a help unless it was pushing up against the bottom of the tray.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  4 years ago +1

      I tried to put soft cloth under the background, it didn't help. Actually, it's an old baking tray. Looks good, but sounds bad. 😄

    • Hentai Nat
      Hentai Nat 4 years ago +5

      Puzzle guy, maybe add a backing under the metal to dampen the vibrations? The metal background actually looks good imo.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  4 years ago +4

      tubeist- dan sorry, will be more careful choosing background.

    • danR
      danR 4 years ago +1

      Yeah, headphone alert!

  • Кирилл Уманец

    Прикольная штука.

  • Cobi7
    Cobi7 4 years ago +4

    awesome man!! thanks!

  • John Griffiths
    John Griffiths 2 years ago

    I wasn't expecting that the nuts were allowed to move. What would have been a cool looking puzzle just got downgraded to being a pain in the ass.

  • Nubyrc
    Nubyrc 4 years ago

    I can not imagine in a million years how this has a difficulty raiting of 4.
    It has obvious moving parts and and obvious movements.

    • Nubyrc
      Nubyrc 4 years ago

      Puzzle guy I don't, it has threaded parts and the nuts move. Plus you can make for less then a couple of buck by buying the U bolts and nuts and just staking the top of the U bolts so the bolts don't come off.
      I just do not see it as a hard puzzle at all. And I am not saying that as if I see myself with any ego as being to smart for it. But as because it just feels like a rip off.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  4 years ago

      I think level 4 is deserved, but there are overrated level 6 puzzles by Hanayama.

  • Marcus Tuuhetoka
    Marcus Tuuhetoka 4 years ago

    Mr. Puzzle. Prodigy. 📏✂️📐

  • Neil Godfrey
    Neil Godfrey 3 years ago +8

    Thanks you saved me $20. Now I can get on with my life

  • Ken Wright
    Ken Wright Year ago

    Brilliant puzzle 👏 ty sir

  • rizwan bhai
    rizwan bhai 3 years ago +1

    Fantastic trick

  • Hypnotic Skull
    Hypnotic Skull Year ago +5

    That thing looks like it would need Hanayama’s grip strength to solve it

    SEKHAR CHANDRA 3 years ago

    Really amazing

  • sidewinder2057
    sidewinder2057 3 years ago +4

    Spent few hours with this puzzle screwing/unscrewing nuts. Solved it, but it drove me insane. Not elegant and pleasant to solve like other hanayamas..

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago +1

      I like this puzzle. I like all Hanayama puzzles even those what might drive me insane :)

  • Ramakant Chavan
    Ramakant Chavan 10 months ago +1

    When I start watching the video my mind like,: ohh c'mon just solve that damn puzzle...🤣🤣🤣😂😂

  • sid costello
    sid costello 3 years ago +1

    I solved this one in less than 30 seconds. Honestly.

  • Senthamizhan Seeman politics

    Very very easy puzzle

  • Nomad damoN
    Nomad damoN 3 years ago +2

    I've watched this 10 times and followed each step closely...still can't get em apart. Have you tried the Dial? That took me some time too.

    • Nomad damoN
      Nomad damoN 3 years ago +1

      Haha ok I'll try it again and pay closer attention. I just got the labyrinth so once I complete it I'll go back to the U&U.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago +1

      Probably you are not paying attention to details.
      Yes, I've tried the Dial.

  • dilbag firdausi
    dilbag firdausi 3 years ago

    Why experiment on a rattling metal surface... Make use of rubber sheet etc...

  • jadekayak01
    jadekayak01 3 years ago +3

    without watvhing the vid it looks easy.
    im assuming you need to seperate the u bolts.
    wind one nut down and create a space
    or you could use my favourite tool-an angle grinder

  • Harold clark
    Harold clark 3 years ago +5

    Great vid. You need a less noisy table, very distracting

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      Thanks. Watch my other videos, there is no noisy table there.

  • NomadUniverse
    NomadUniverse 3 years ago +26

    1:22 when I saw you screw that nut up the thread, I thought "Well, I know how the puzzle is done now".

    • Leonardo Sanchez Aguirre
      Leonardo Sanchez Aguirre 10 months ago

      I thought of the first move but the second was more complex

    • pmailkeey
      pmailkeey Year ago

      I agree.
      But still more complex than expected !

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago +2

      I thought I can solve it in 5 minutes, but got stuck not knowing there is a small notch on the loop of one bolt.

  • roche wijnaar
    roche wijnaar 3 years ago +30

    Man this was even irritating to watch let alone find it out , cool

  • Explosive Candy
    Explosive Candy 3 years ago

    solving a metal puzzle on a metal table. wow.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  2 years ago

      @Mr Gib Thank you for your comment. Watch my other videos you will find i'm filming on wooden background mostly. For some reason TheXvid recommends this video and it is the most popular video on my channel but I have better and more interesting videos.
      I like Hanayama puzzles as well. Already ordered new Hanayama Slider puzzle, new video coming soon.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago +1

      This is the only way to solve the puzzle. 😀

  • Lucy Marsh
    Lucy Marsh 2 years ago

    Very good style

  • Lastman Standing
    Lastman Standing 3 years ago +23

    Pffff, this is so easy.................now that I've seen how it's done!

  • Graham Ball
    Graham Ball 2 years ago +1

    Very good 👍

  • Bob Lucas35
    Bob Lucas35 3 years ago

    Top de mais

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      Have no idea what you wrote, but i like it :)

  • Heather Spoonheim
    Heather Spoonheim 2 years ago +6

    I think that the LockPickingLawyer could open this faster.

  • ajit moharana
    ajit moharana 3 years ago +1

    these are U Clamps - used to fast wire ropes in GUY ROPE SUPORTING RADIO TOWER's

    • Craig Olson
      Craig Olson 3 years ago

      That's just one of MANY applications for U-bolts.

  • Александр Герасимов

    Обсалютно ничего сложного!

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      Абсолютно ничего сложного посмотреть видео и сделать вид, что сам решил головоломку.

  • mllop aeet
    mllop aeet 10 months ago

    Pffff, this is so easy.................now that I've seen how it's done!

    TRU MAN 3 years ago

    I figured it out right away

  • Jon Morrison
    Jon Morrison 2 years ago

    As a mechanic I could tell what the solution was from the thumbnail

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  2 years ago

      This one is too obvious. Try to guess the solution from thumbnail on my other videos

  • Parth Savyasachi
    Parth Savyasachi 3 years ago

    This is the puzzle i imagined the solution in 5 seconds. I am improving.

    • Parth Savyasachi
      Parth Savyasachi 3 years ago +1

      Puzzle guy i write engineering simulation or multiphysics software so it has lots of engineering related challenges and solutions to them directly affect how our technology progresses. This is why i spend my time working and solving them.
      I do have more than 10 patents with companies i worked for solving some really mean problems.
      Puzzles i never took interest. In fact i always believed that i am not good at them. Until i found your channel. Now i like watching and slowly i have started to pick up.
      I don't own puzzles but i would for my son.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      In this case you are really a smart guy.
      Do you own any puzzle?

    • Parth Savyasachi
      Parth Savyasachi 3 years ago

      Puzzle guy its not the smart thing. Have been watching your videos a lot and now started to think like a puzzle designer.
      So now a days i think what is the basic idea of this puzzle and now a lot of these puzzles i can guess very fast and it is mostly thanks to you.
      I never been a puzzle guy otherwise. But i do have gift of solving engineering problems and i do make good use of it.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      It's really good when there are so many smart people around.

  • slave_no-more#
    slave_no-more# 3 years ago +2

    How to screw the puzzle before it screws you! Well, at least before it drives you crazy anyway!

  • MrFreeman1776
    MrFreeman1776 3 years ago +1

    Hey PUZZLE GUY, next time try doing your demonstration on a cushioned table instead of dropping this metal on top of metal, its very loud when we raise the volume to hear you. Didn't you think of that when you revealed a puzzle that people should figure out on their own?? I bet you reveal magic tricks too.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      I've been waiting for this question since the day i upload the video. I thought no one will ever notice this noise. And here you came and wrote all these letters.

  • Isaac Lazo
    Isaac Lazo 10 months ago +5

    It seems kinda weird that he took 30 minutes to solve this because I took one look at this puzzle and I immediately figured out that you needed to do what he did

    • Isaac Lazo
      Isaac Lazo 8 months ago

      @Lishan oh I didn’t realize this was one of his first videos it makes some more sense now

    • Lishan
      Lishan 8 months ago

      @Isaac Lazo ikr but this video was one of his first ever videos on channel, 3.5 years ago, so he 1) didn't have this much experience as now and 2) congrats, you did it faster than him even thou you have zero experience. It's still not weird it took him 30 min to solve, he really does rely on some kind of 'tricks' when sometimes you supposed to use brain and outsmart the puzzle.

    • Isaac Lazo
      Isaac Lazo 8 months ago

      @Lishan He is probably adult (I really don’t know because all I hear is his voice) who showcases and solves puzzles/brain teasers as his job and I’m not a adult and I rarely ever do brain teasers like that

    • Lishan
      Lishan 8 months ago +1

      "it seems weird that not every single person in the world thinks the same way i do, hmmm"

    • Nguyễn Tiến Trung Kiên
      Nguyễn Tiến Trung Kiên 10 months ago

      Same here

  • Ravi kumar
    Ravi kumar 3 years ago

    Very Simple

  • Xyril Cleigh Senica
    Xyril Cleigh Senica 10 months ago

    for me, i cant even open a box how do u expect me to solve a complicated puzzle😂

  • MICKGZ14
    MICKGZ14 2 years ago +1


  • Chris Schabauer
    Chris Schabauer 4 years ago +18

    pro tipp use a wood table or a cool mousepad the metal table looks cool but its a bit too loud on my headset and +rep i sub

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  4 years ago

      I got it. No more metal puzzles on metal background. But i like how this background looks.

  • Jack Moulden
    Jack Moulden 3 years ago +2


  • Bruce Cabjuan
    Bruce Cabjuan 2 years ago +2

    Is it supposed to be taken apart?

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  2 years ago +1

      Yes, but you can keep it like this if you don't want to take it apart. 😜

  • Thor Stambaugh
    Thor Stambaugh 2 years ago

    I solved this in ten seconds with a bolt cutter

  • Ashwani Thakur.
    Ashwani Thakur. Year ago

    Puzzle solve
    Vedio finish 4:18.

  • mihail saltirov
    mihail saltirov 4 years ago +3

    8 seconds after u open it I knew that will happen

  • OneDawkinsFan
    OneDawkinsFan 3 years ago

    I found the solution at 7:00 after looking at it for about 5 seconds. I would like to watch an Orang Utang solving that problem.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      So many smart people watch my channel.

  • Dan The Man
    Dan The Man 11 months ago

    I think I would have had an easier time bending those bolts with my hands.

  • 1 2
    1 2 3 years ago

    I bought the Mobius last night...its a level 4. It was so easy I was kinda mad I spent 10 dollars on it...lol...should be level 1

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  3 years ago

      Level 1-4 puzzles by Hanayama are easy. Buy level 5 or 6 next time.

  • Angah 87
    Angah 87 Year ago

    Very simple n easy... Not hard....

  • Sam Hill
    Sam Hill 3 years ago +7

    I'm still trying to figure out how I went from 'Best way to use an Estim Unit' to (2 hours later) 'How to Screw a Puzzle''...Hey-----> Lookie over there...'10 Strangest Things To Wash Up on Shore' See Ya..

    • Brandon B
      Brandon B 2 years ago

      I feel bad for you that you can't make your own decisions lol Me:hey...want to try some fentanyl? You: ok. See Ya!!

    • Lastman Standing
      Lastman Standing 3 years ago

      Like a moth to a flame...easily distracted. :-)

  • quzzze
    quzzze 3 years ago +1

    just a tiny bit of fast forwarding all the fiddling would have made this video much more enjoyable

  • Rey Simon
    Rey Simon 3 years ago

    level 1 to 10. this puzzle is -1

  • Olegario ART
    Olegario ART Year ago

    надо такую же сделать

  • Frederique Rijsdijk
    Frederique Rijsdijk 2 years ago

    Bad idea to do this on a metal plate (sound)

  • John F
    John F Year ago

    Would take a month to build in the shop

  • Joe Shmoe
    Joe Shmoe 3 years ago

    That took me five seconds to figure it. I only FF'd to make 100% sure I was correct. Yes, I was.

  • Damn She Cute
    Damn She Cute 4 years ago

    the sound of those bolts hitting and scratching that metal table there is really fucking annoying,cool puzzle tho

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  4 years ago

      I know, been told few times. No more metal puzzles on metal background. Don't forget to subscribe, more cool puzzles to come

  • Donald Sayers
    Donald Sayers 4 years ago +10

    I did not like this puzzle, I solved it but the solution requires excellent eyesight to see minute differences is dimensions, which to me is cheating on the part of the puzzle designer.

    • PressOn Natty
      PressOn Natty 3 years ago

      And that makes it not a puzzle.

    • Brent West
      Brent West 4 years ago

      Donald Sayers puzzles to easy i saw how to do it soon as i saw it

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  4 years ago

      Try other Hanayama puzzles You will have more fun with them.
      Padlock puzzle thexvid.com/video/wynqzGl9Mw4/video.html
      Chain puzzle thexvid.com/video/TlkZB2ArpA0/video.html
      Infinity puzzle thexvid.com/video/DV_PUd7er1M/video.html

  • Rolando Calderon
    Rolando Calderon 4 years ago


    RICK LETT 4 years ago

    How were the u-b0lts threaded?

    • mak
      mak 4 years ago

      RICK LETT with u-bolt threadcutter

  • JUSTENization
    JUSTENization 2 years ago

    I just screwed 9:33 minutes of my life.

  • William Bruce Wilhite

    Alexander the Great would have cut the u-bolts. Problem solved.

  • Bennedy Ningthoukhongjam

    Thats level one puzzle, u did it

  • Dimo
    Dimo 3 years ago

    yes, use a metal plate *bang*

  • Hunter Narzari
    Hunter Narzari 4 years ago +5

    Honestly.. In my first attempt it took me only 3 minutes to solve it

  • jeffthemagicalpufferfish colbert

    So it’s solved exactly like I thought it was I just have clumsy hands

  • Kev_stack_bandz
    Kev_stack_bandz 3 years ago +1

    I figured the solution to taking them apart in my head somehow 🤔

  • Arjumand Bano
    Arjumand Bano 3 years ago +1

    Cool !

  • Sp00nyBard
    Sp00nyBard 2 years ago +1

    I bought this same puzzle in 2015...got up to 4:54 then gave up lol

  • Makingnewnamesisdumb
    Makingnewnamesisdumb 3 years ago +2

    Man, Mr. Puzzle seems tired these days.

    • Helen Scott
      Helen Scott 2 years ago

      That is not our original Mr. Puzzle. His accent is wrong as well as his voice.

  • el_chino_778
    el_chino_778 4 years ago +1

    Wow good job. This stuff frustrates me

  • Sunatz Cubelo
    Sunatz Cubelo 2 years ago +2

    Its too easy for a mechanic😂

  • Tim Hottinger
    Tim Hottinger 2 years ago

    I'm at 3.17
    And already known how
    Screw down 1 but

  • Cristina Lexy Reef Tank
    Cristina Lexy Reef Tank 2 years ago +2


  • AVGメThor
    AVGメThor 8 months ago +1

    You are great

  • friday1322
    friday1322 2 years ago

    I solved just by looking at

  • Vunjara
    Vunjara 3 years ago +8

    1:02 6:50 Thank me later 😂

  • mopar 1
    mopar 1 3 years ago +2

    Easy, get out the torch

  • Lalmuanpuia Sci-law
    Lalmuanpuia Sci-law 2 years ago

    How's your frontier holding up?😂