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Old 02-02-2008, 03:12 PM
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I know someone out there has had to run into this problem. I purchased a used Jammin and the first thing I wanted to do was to disassemble it. In removing everything from the chassis I came across 4 screws that would not budge. I destroyed an allen wrench that came with one of my other cars and one of my Hobbico Professional wrenches. All I suceeded in doing was rounding out the head of these 4 screws. How do you get a stuck screw with a rounded head out? Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:33 PM
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I use MIP tools to remove stripped screws. They work real nice.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:15 PM
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Craftsman makes a kit that has all the stuff you need to remove stripped screws (tapping bits, reverse drill bits, etc.). It's only like $30, and the first time you use it, it will have paid for it's self. It attaches to a drill or dremel, and I never go to the track without it. It is also well worth it because in RC, you are destined to strip a screw. It happens all the freakin time. Sears normally carries them in stock.
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I use reverse drill but you need a steady hands. It works for me all the time


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take a hand grinder with a cutting blade and cut a slit (spelling?) in the screw and use a flat tip screw driver afterwards. or if you don't have that. find someone that has MIP tools and GET R DUN
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Old 02-07-2008, 01:10 AM
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If its a metal screw to a metal post id heat up the screw with a lighter so as to soften up the threadlock. If that fails I would let some wd 40 sit on the screw for a couple minutes then heat it up with a lighter

Stripped screws can get really frustrating lol.
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i got pissed and drilled the heads off mine
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