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Old 08-23-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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My engine mounting screw is stuck. I have to use an alan jey to get it out and the head is stripped. BTW what is that kind of head called an alan head, hex head, what is it? Anyway it has thread lock on it too. The other 3 came out with no problem, but this one is stuck. How can I get it out?
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Use a dremel to cut a slot in it and use a flat blade screwdriver.
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what is that kind of head called an alan head, hex head, what is it?
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If you already have 3 out, jamb an hex wrench or phillips screwdriver into the stripped head. Then turn the motor and motor mount on top of the chassis. You should be able to crack it loose.
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If you already have 3 out, jamb an hex wrench or phillips screwdriver into the stripped head. Then turn the motor and motor mount on top of the chassis. You should be able to crack it loose.
You know that will work, but I'll have to take alot of things off the chassis inorder to turn the motor, and I want to avoid that.
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Use a dremel to cut a slot in it and use a flat blade screwdriver.
I have this imitation dremel I bought from Kmart, and I tried cutting a slot. The piece broke off and hit me in my forehead. I guess I have to buy a better disc. Better my head than my eye.
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You should always wear eye protection when using a dremel. Also, try and hold the dremel straight, so the disc doesn't bind and cut slowly.
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This happened to me once too.

a kind soul helped me out on the track.

This is how it was done.

He positioned a flat head screwdriver on the outside of the screw. what i mean is at the edge of the head of the screwdriver.
knock it a few times to loosen the screw. reposition the screwdriver to knock towards centre of the screw. knock it and make a dent deep enough for u to use a screwdriver to get it out.

i hope i`m clear about it.
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I have this imitation dremel I bought from Kmart, and I tried cutting a slot. The piece broke off and hit me in my forehead. I guess I have to buy a better disc. Better my head than my eye.
Its certainly very important to make sure youre wearing eye protection whenever using a Dremel, Ive certinaly had a few times where I`ve been glad to have had eye protection on
When using the cut off disc, try and avoid any twisting...the twisting causes the cut off discs to shatter rather quickly.......when buying the discs I`ve found the reinforced ones are much more robust/durable than the standard ones and will last heaps longer.
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While we're talking about Dremel's, why can't they rotate the other way? Then anything coming off the wheel would go away from your face.....
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While we're talking about Dremel's, why can't they rotate the other way? Then anything coming off the wheel would go away from your face.....

i think the dremel was designed by a lefty.
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My engine mounting screw is stuck. I have to use an alan jey to get it out and the head is stripped. BTW what is that kind of head called an alan head, hex head, what is it? Anyway it has thread lock on it too. The other 3 came out with no problem, but this one is stuck. How can I get it out?
Take a drill bit almost as large as the head of the screw, drill the head off then remove the engine and mount. There will be enough screw left sticking out to grab with some Vice grips.
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i think the dremel was designed by a lefty.
Actually its the nature of electric motors. Manufacturers wind them all the same way so they all run the same direction. You dont need to go to the Lef`torium to get one thats runs a different direction!
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