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I need to remove a hex screw, but the head is stripped. Any ideas? Thanks.



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On Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:59:28 GMT, "Remi" wrote:

I need to remove a hex screw, but the head is stripped. Any ideas? Thanks.


How big, and from what? Vice-grips, for an initial try.
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I need to remove a hex screw, but the head is stripped. Any ideas? Thanks.


Something like this:

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"Remi" writes:

I need to remove a hex screw, but the head is stripped. Any ideas? Thanks.


http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcnuts/stuckscrews.html

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Remi wrote:
I need to remove a hex screw, but the head is stripped. Any ideas? Thanks.


Lots of ways depending on the situation.

If the head protrudes, grab it with vise grips and twist it out.

If the head does not protrude, cut a slot with a dremel and than back
it out with a screwdriver.

Another method is to drill a pilot hole in the center and then get it
out with a screw extractor. Google on "easy out".

They also make a tool that basically combines the drilling and the
extracting in one step, but the name of that tool escapes me at the
moment. Used a lot for getting out old locks that have those one-way
screws holding them to the door.

If this is a large fastener, like the alternator on a car or something,
then there is another tool for this purpose like the set at Sears:
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...TOOL&ihtoken=1

Ken



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On Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:59:28 GMT, "Remi" wrote:

I need to remove a hex screw, but the head is stripped. Any ideas? Thanks.


A large pair of vise grips or a sharp drill and an easy out.
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Ken wrote:
Remi wrote:
I need to remove a hex screw, but the head is stripped. Any ideas? Thanks.


Lots of ways depending on the situation.

If the head protrudes, grab it with vise grips and twist it out.


agree.


If the head does not protrude, cut a slot with a dremel and than back
it out with a screwdriver.


that'll work too, although an intermediate step would be trying to
drive in a Torx bit or maybe a cheesehead or "triple square" bit (that
you don't care if you destroy.)


Another method is to drill a pilot hole in the center and then get it
out with a screw extractor. Google on "easy out".


I've never had any luck with those.

They also make a tool that basically combines the drilling and the
extracting in one step, but the name of that tool escapes me at the
moment. Used a lot for getting out old locks that have those one-way
screws holding them to the door.


left-handed drill bit? Such a thing does exist, usually packaged in a
kit with EZ-outs.


If this is a large fastener, like the alternator on a car or something,
then there is another tool for this purpose like the set at Sears:
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...TOOL&ihtoken=1


never tried that one.

Another option would be to MIG weld a nut to the head of the screw and
use a wrench or socket to remove it.

good luck,

nate

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I fix office mnachines for a living they use lots of fastners like
these.

Its key to NEVER OVERTIGHTEN!

When a jerk says oh the allen was lose so I tightened it till it went
click click click I KNOW I have a problem

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On Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:59:28 GMT, "Remi" wrote:

I need to remove a hex screw, but the head is stripped. Any ideas? Thanks.



Could try ez-out, or one of those products sold by Sears to remove
stripped screws.

Just guessing here, how about a photo for us?

later,

tom @ www.MeetANewFriend.com



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