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Old May 19th 18, 07:58 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
Larry Jaques[_4_] Larry Jaques[_4_] is offline
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Default Cracked Set Screw

On Fri, 18 May 2018 14:14:34 -0500, Terry Coombs

On 5/18/2018 1:03 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
I was taking a bunch of tool holders out of service the other day, and
I couldn't get the set screw out of one in order to push the tool
out.* It felt like the set screw was rounded out, but the set screw
looks ok, and a long handle hex key seemed to feel ok in the hole.

This morning after firing up the shop and getting jobs cutting I took
a look at it, and the set screw is cracked right down the side.* When
I try to turn the screw the crack widens up and the wrench pops around
inside the hole.* Its not a big deal I guess. These tool holders only
sell for around $50 used, but hey.* $50 is $50.

Any suggestions.* I have considered trying to tap in an oversized hex
key, but its right there.* I have a drawer full but I haven't found
that one that feels like it almost wants to fit.

* Any chance you can crazy glue a wrench in the screw ? Tried a lefty
drill bit yet ?

Or a Robertson or torx driver?

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