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Removing a stripped set screw?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, Feb 27, 2012.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Got a stripped set screw in one of my comb ajusters. look for advice on the easy way to remove it.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. skeeljc

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    Use a small Easy-Out. You may need to drill it some to get the Easy-Out to bite.

    Jim Skeel
     
  3. Kenny Helderlein

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    Hi,
    Use a left hand drill.
     
  4. GrandpasArms

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    I once used super glue on a blade. Let it set and unscrewed the "boogered" screw. It was a lot easier to clean off the blade than I thought.

    Larry
     
  5. Pride Engineer

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    I've had good success using a drill bit in reverse. Use one large enough to fit in the hex port but not so small it will turn without locking in the hex shape. I've had them come out real fast. Good luck.
     
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    Just get a small Easy-Out. It will let you pull on the stripped set screw as you turn it. Otherwise the screw may not back out when it is turned because it has been stripped.

    Jim Skeel
     
  7. kingbilly

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    had one today. looked at the end of my allen head and it was getting worn. cut about 1/16 of cleaned it up and it was enough to get get screw out and then i replaced screw. bill
     
  8. Bernie K

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    I would have to go with grandpasarms. If it's an Allen screw a little super glue on the end of the Allen wrench, wait a few minutes and back it out.
     
  9. hfrogdogc

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    Go to SEARS you can buy a screw remover Henry
     
  10. steele

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    Try using a TORX tip. You will have to tap it into the hole, but the extra edges just might be enough to catch. I've done this several times on other projects. I'm assuming you mean the hex hole is rounded out (stripped) not the external threads. Butch from Pgh
     
  11. Johnny

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    "the easy way to remove it" would be to take it to someone with a little mechanical aptitude. There is a reason why it is buggered up in the first place.
     
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    Somebody's always got to get lippy. Sometimes screws get "boogered" just through normal use, don't you think? The guy is just asking for a little advice here. Bill
     
  13. Johnny

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    Geez slayer, not "boogered up" , it's buggered up. big difference.
     
  14. BAD 303

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    Have you tried a metric size to see if it will fit with soem force? Or a torx head and a hammer? It is ruined anyway. Also a straight screwdriver may be able to be driven into the shouler area.
     
  15. cnsane

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    I do this type of $h!+ for a living. On the "It's broke, so you can't hurt it" theory, listen to the good advice given here(especially about spinning a rh drill bit in reverse till it snags). Or PM me, along the lines Johnny suggested.
     
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