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Old 10-29-2004, 04:43 AM   #1
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Default Stripped screws ........ how do you take them off ?

I can't beleive that I stripped titanium hexagonal screws

How do you guys take them off ??
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take a dremel with a cutoff wheel and slice the head so you can use a straight screwdriver to take it out
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Old 10-29-2004, 04:56 AM   #3
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had the same problem using cheap hex drivers.....bought huydy profi tools, cleaned out the screw-head and wholla. This was my engines underneath the chassis (Ntc3). they can get quite dirty. You need to really drive the tool into the head and then turn........thats what I did at least and it worked...

another alternative is to use a reverse-thread screw.....these little buggers turn in anti-clockwise. In fact......just about half a turn normally lossens a stripped screw........check your local hardware store for these.......good luck
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oh yeah

situation which occurs quite often.

You can use dremel as someone said, to split the head into
2 parts so you could you minus screwdriver...



it has special cuts, which prevent slipping out of the screw head!
works perfect
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I can't believe that I stripped titanium hexagonal screws

How do you guys take them off ??
I have also seen some success in heating the screw with the tip of my soldering iron or a lighter. I did not believe that it would work, but it has on several occasions.

Also, Sears has a little tool that helps you get those stripped screws out as well.

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Old 10-29-2004, 07:41 AM   #6
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I've had good success with the dremel method. Another good point that was made is to clean out the screw head before trying to remove it. This is especially true for bottom chassis screws. If there is even a little bit of dirt or junk in the hex, it will be more likely to strip out due to low grip...
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For stuborn engine screws that i feel are about to strip out( i use hudy but stuff still wears with age)

-I hit it with my propane torch for about 10 seconds.
-lightly tap hudy tool into screw and slowly un screw
-if the screw is done then i use dremel to cut slot for a flat head screwdriver to remove it.

Another tool that u can use and this is more for allumium chassis with stripped screws is an impact driver. Its a spring loaded tool used for 1:1 cars where u hammer the driver into the screw every inpact turns the bit about a 1/4 turn so turning at the moment the hammer forces the bit into the screw.
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The sears micro screw-out kit works well. All you do is drill a little hole in the screw, and then use the other end of the bit with the oposite threading to take it out. It takes about 30 seconds to do. The dremel works, but often scrapes up the area around the screw.
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Yeah... thanks, I think I'm gonna use dremel tools and make minus ( -- ) hopefully I can take them off.

Titan screws ( + ) still the best.
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I bought the sears *screw-out* and all it never worked properly, just rounded out the screws. The dremel method works great, just don't cut up your chassis.
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i got the sears screwout kit (the 3 piece one)

and i use it successfully, the one thing I found is, its very dependant on the amount of pressure you put onto the bit when pushing...
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Try a #1 drill out. It has reverse threads just for this purpose. Sold in sets and individually at Sears.

Splined drillouts require to be tapped into a deeper drilled hole, which we really don't have room for.
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