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Old 11-14-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default My New Favorite Tool No More Dremel

My new favorite tool. No more changing out cutting discs hopping to get the stripped screw out.

I had a very small screw strip out on the top of the front carbon plate on my mugen. Couldn't get it out and because it sits flush and the dremel would cut the plate.

I popped the smallest one in my hitachi driver and in about 15 seconds the screw was out. First bore it with one end in reverse and then flip the bit and use in reverse again and viola. Works like a charm.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...&blockType=G14
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My new favorite tool. No more changing out cutting discs hopping to get the stripped screw out.

I had a very small screw strip out on the top of the front carbon plate on my mugen. Couldn't get it out and because it sits flush and the dremel would cut the plate.

I popped the smallest one in my hitachi driver and in about 15 seconds the screw was out. First bore it with one end in reverse and then flip the bit and use in reverse again and viola. Works like a charm.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...&blockType=G14
been using those for years
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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i also have these, they work great on tiny screws and bolts, but dont work well on anything 1/4 inch or bigger
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there is an extended version of it goes for $40 it has 6 bits and you can use it on bigger size screws also.
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An easy-out is your secret weapon? Sorry i'm abit bummed, i was expecting to see something cutting edge. Those have been around for ages and are available at ALL hardware stores and even walmart. Theres times when those will not work, mostly when dealing with set screws.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #6
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I think the set you ment to list was

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...2155000P?mv=rr

Much more than a set of eay outs. I wish you could buy them at hardware stores or Wally World. I have had great success using them on set screws. Careful with the smallest one tho, easy to snap off. Have used on 4-40 screws tho they list the smallest it will work on is a 5-40.
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I have the exact set as you have dishsoap. I never had any luck using them.
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alden makes the same things and you can get them at lowes.
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But the one at Lowes is too big.
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I have used both of the smaller bits from lowes on my cars with no problems. Once you drill out the hole, the size is fine.
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I have the exact set as you have dishsoap. I never had any luck using them.
Wow that's odd. It worked like a charm for me and on the first try. Hmmmm
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have same thing. Works 50% of the time. If your screw is really stuck you will have to dremmel it.
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Try these for socket head fasteners...
http://www.sockitout.com/index.html
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They go dull fast and then stop working
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I had a motor mount bolt seize, and not even a dremel would free it up.. We ended up taking the other 3 motor mount bolts out, and spinning the motor mount to get it to break loose.. All jsut so Icould reset mesh.. next round mesh still wasn't right, and bolt as frozen again.. I ran it with too much slop in the mesh all summer.. It sounded horrible, but both gears looked good, and never had any troubles..
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