Go Back  R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road
Stripped Screw in 1/8 Buggy (RC8e) >

Stripped Screw in 1/8 Buggy (RC8e)

Stripped Screw in 1/8 Buggy (RC8e)

Reply

Old 08-06-2010, 07:04 PM
  #1  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,039
Trader Rating: 4 (83%+)
Default Stripped Screw in 1/8 Buggy (RC8e)

I have a stripped screw in my new Tekno RC conversion. Rarely get stripped screws these days but every now and then it happens. It goes into the center brace and is the type of screw sunk flat into the bottom of the chassis. How do I get it out?

JB will not work. Dremel a slot on top will not work without damage to the chassis in which I can avoid.

I read about an Easy Out Left Hand drill bit for a dremel but I don't know what size I need or where to find it. I called Sears and Ace Hardware. It's a flat top 3mm hex screw and it's not even that long.

Any ideas?
DriftWoof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 07:12 PM
  #2  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (14)
 
jmackani's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Shippensburg
Posts: 5,672
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

alden grabit from Lowes.
jmackani is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 07:20 PM
  #3  
Tech Master
iTrader: (7)
 
brickshouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,246
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

you could try wearing a cutoff wheel on a dremel down small enough to where you can get a line through it to use a flat head, had to do it before..easy out or left handed drill, you want it just a hair bigger than the allen size, and go SLOW
brickshouse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 07:22 PM
  #4  
Tech Master
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,039
Trader Rating: 4 (83%+)
Default

I got it out. I put pressure on the brace and turned the brace little by little while heating up screw with the dremel.

For the future though, this is my biggest pet peeve of RC. Stripped screws.

This will take out the screws? Will it work for a dremel? alden grabit

http://www.bubbatools.com/Alden-Pro-...r-p/bd1025.htm

I have 3mm screws that cause this.
DriftWoof is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2010, 09:59 PM
  #5  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (53)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ashland city tn
Posts: 2,668
Trader Rating: 53 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by jmackani View Post
alden grabit from Lowes.
BEST RC TOOL EVER
rkhess is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 10:09 AM
  #6  
Tech Lord
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 11,530
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by DriftWoof View Post
I got it out. I put pressure on the brace and turned the brace little by little while heating up screw with the dremel.

For the future though, this is my biggest pet peeve of RC. Stripped screws.

This will take out the screws? Will it work for a dremel? alden grabit

http://www.bubbatools.com/Alden-Pro-...r-p/bd1025.htm

I have 3mm screws that cause this.
What kind of screws are you using that is causing this many stripped out screws? Or is it due to the quality of the tools you're using? I use black oxide alloy steel screws and MIP drivers and EDS power driver tips and I just don't have sripped screw problems.

BTW, save your worn out cutoff wheels - they can be small enough to slot a flat head and not cut the chassis using a dremel and a steady hand. Probs I have with stripped screws are always with trades or used stuff I get.
Duster_360 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 04:06 PM
  #7  
Tech Master
iTrader: (7)
 
brickshouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,246
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

Originally Posted by DriftWoof View Post
I got it out. I put pressure on the brace and turned the brace little by little while heating up screw with the dremel.

For the future though, this is my biggest pet peeve of RC. Stripped screws.

This will take out the screws? Will it work for a dremel? alden grabit

http://www.bubbatools.com/Alden-Pro-...r-p/bd1025.htm

I have 3mm screws that cause this.
those work pretty good but you have to go sloooooow
brickshouse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 07:35 PM
  #8  
Tech Master
 
racer53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: TEXAS[best state around]
Posts: 1,587
Default

There was a guy at our track thet would solder an old allen wrench to the screw, had alot of success, haven't done it myself, my be somthing to try if your bored...
racer53 is offline  
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service