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Old 01-17-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Need Advice on a stripped set screw

I wonder if anyone has advice on getting a stripped set screw out .. so I dont have to replace everything?
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I wonder if anyone has advice on getting a stripped set screw out .. so I dont have to replace everything?

Ps ive tried everything just to make it worse
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i use my Alden Pro Grabit screw extractors http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CBsQ8wIwAA#

i got mine at lowes. the smallest bit works great for set screws



otherwise i would try to pound out the pin from the hub, or drill out the set screw?
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i use my Alden Pro Grabit screw extractors http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CBsQ8wIwAA#

i got mine at lowes. the smallest bit works great for set screws



otherwise i would try to pound out the pin from the hub, or drill out the set screw?

I tried the pound it out method (works in most cases outside of RC) but didnt work... i tried to drill it out but the bits are not up to it .. I will try that kit (and get better bits while im there.. Thanks
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I tried the pound it out method (works in most cases outside of RC) but didnt work... i tried to drill it out but the bits are not up to it .. I will try that kit (and get better bits while im there.. Thanks
Screw extractors are great, but make sure you read how to use it. When I read the instuctions it sounded wrong but when ya follow the instructions (not something us guys are very good at!!) it should do the job nicely.

My mate who is an engineer was really impressed at how well they work (he'd never used one as he uses a torque wrench on just about everything, lol).
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When this happened to me I was able to just pound out the pin with a small punch and a hammer. The set screw was easy to get out after that.
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