Occasionally, you will experience drum hardware malfunctions. Many times, especially with bass drum pedals and hi-hat stands, this is due to something being out of adjustment or simply misassembled. When it’s clear that something is just broken, sometimes you can easily ( and inexpensively) fix it yourself, thus saving money on maintenance costs.
Stripped threads on wing nuts, bolts, or other threaded surfaces can often be repaired by simply replacing the damaged part that you can probably find easily at your local hardware store (mom and pop places of course). In the case of stripped threads in larger objects (tom mounts, cymbal stands, tom holders, etc.), it can be a little harder to deal with.