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Old 11-04-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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i stripped a screw and its on the radio box.. the screw head stripped and i dont know how to get a stripped screw out
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i stripped a screw and its on the radio box.. the screw head stripped and i dont know how to get a stripped screw out
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yeah it's a pain....

I usually get a dremel with a thin disc and make a slot in the head of the screw.. Then use a normal flat screw driver to un screw it..

Can also use:
http://image.made-in-china.com/2f0j0...ew-Remover.jpg

Made for the job, but I haven't had much luck with them.
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yeah it's a pain....

I usually get a dremel with a thin disc and make a slot in the head of the screw.. Then use a normal flat screw driver to un screw it..
The dremel disk works 99% of the time..
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:13 PM   #5
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so you drill it out and then use a flathead to remove it?
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:21 PM   #6
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so you drill it out and then use a flathead to remove it?
no just cut a line in it like on a flat head screw. no drilling necessary
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no drilling, just cut a slice on the head of the screw right down the middle with this -

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well how much does that cost? and it just attaches to a power drill?
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Old 11-04-2010, 10:35 PM   #9
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heres a quick trick that might work

take some aluminum foil and put it over your hex wrench
it'll fill the space and should hopefully get the screw out
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You can put them on a drill however a drill doesnt really spin fast enough to get it done rite. They are for a dremel tool.

If you dont have one i would recommend one, very handy when you need it. Probly thousands of little bits you can get for it. A decent dremel will run at least $40 and up. And these bits you can find in attachment kits, or seperately for usually $10 or less.

Im sure prices vary...

Some/most? dremels these days come with a small attachment kit usually including some of these. Can usually find them in a hardware store or walmart.
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Always keep a dremel handy. If you don't have one see if a buddy or neighbor does, most people these days do. I have a couple but have just recently realized that wired and not wireless is the way to go, expecially for long projects. Best $60 you'll ever spend.
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heres a quick trick that might work

take some aluminum foil and put it over your hex wrench
it'll fill the space and should hopefully get the screw out
The aluminum foil works but what also is great is borax cleaner. But if it still does not work then you have to go the dremel route. Just remember if those disks break they EXPLODE so please wear safety glasses!
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Or you can use a left handed drill bit, just remember run the drill in reverse.
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thanks guys, i will try the foil and cleaner method and if that doesnt work then i'll ask the neighbors for a dremel lol
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thanks guys, i will try the foil and cleaner method and if that doesnt work then i'll ask the neighbors for a dremel lol
Don't forget to offer to let them drive it if they loan you the tool.
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