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Old 05-06-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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Default Removing Stripped Setscrews

I have two stripped setscrews on my 8ight. I already ordered better hex drivers to prevent this from happening again but was wondering if anyone has a tip on how to remove the stripped setscrews without sacrificing the parts they are screwed into. Normally I would cut a slot in the screw with my dremel but since the setscrews are recessed this wont work. Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:59 AM   #2
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I have had this same thing happen to me a few times. I a slightly bigger allen wrench and pounded it in the stripped out hole gently. If your screw is a 2.0mm head, I tap a 3/32" wrench in the hole. If you try this, make sure that your wrench is strait while pounding it in. There are also some very small "easy-outs" that you can pick up at most tool companys like Harbor Frieght.
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:08 AM   #3
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This tool from sears works great. You put it in your drill and put it in reverse, it cuts into the stripped screw and turns it out.


http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...+screw+remover
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drill them out best way you will do it in the long run any way
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:15 AM   #5
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if none of these guys ideas work..which some times they do..the last resort is take your stock "L" allen wrench and pud a dad of jb weld on it and slip it into the striped screw and let it dry over night, they the next day heat up the part with a mini torch to loosen up the lock tight then back it out easily!
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Are you referring to FHS screws? You can slot them with a dremel and a cut off wheel. You could also try to use some CA with a hex driver. Heat will also help it break loose easier.
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I dremmel out a flathead style mark and it works great. Get your flathead screw driver and it will come out easily
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i think he is talking about a grub or set screw as some call it..so its probably flush or lower then the part he is trying to save...if its a standard chassis screw then yes the ol slot it with a dremmel works excellent!
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i think he is talking about a grub or set screw as some call it..so its probably flush or lower then the part he is trying to save...if its a standard chassis screw then yes the ol slot it with a dremmel works excellent!
Oh yeah my bad reading to fast
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Are you referring to FHS screws? You can slot them with a dremel and a cut off wheel. You could also try to use some CA with a hex driver. Heat will also help it break loose easier.
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if none of these guys ideas work..which some times they do..the last resort is take your stock "L" allen wrench and pud a dad of jb weld on it and slip it into the striped screw and let it dry over night, they the next day heat up the part with a mini torch to loosen up the lock tight then back it out easily!
+1, but touch the set screw with the tip of a Hot soldering iron. You then concentrate the heat where you need it, and melt the thread lock like butter!!
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Yep my bad. I missed the setscrew(grubscrew) reference. I have never had to mess with a stripped grub screw. I guess I would drill it or try small amount of CA on the very tip of the driver.

It would also depend on what kind of grub screw it was .
Is it for a muffler, drop screw, CVD??
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I like this set from Sears. Pricey, but they have come thru many times in a pinch. Drill on 1 end, extractor on the other. Needs to be used in a drill that you can slow way down and still make torue.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...=screw+extract

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