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Old 12-25-2007, 05:59 PM #1
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stripped screw

well the etek i just got in the mail has a stripped eye cover screw and i was just wondering what the best method for getting it out was (the head is stripped not the threads)
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Old 12-25-2007, 06:50 PM #2
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try glueing an allen wrench into the hole. superglue should work
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:18 PM #3
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Get a dremel and cut a slot in it, then use a flat head screwdriver.

Or try a bit-out/extract a bit tool.
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Old 12-26-2007, 11:32 PM #4
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im trying the jb weld method right now, and i dont want to do the dremel idea because the guns got a pricy engraving job and i dont wanna ruin it
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:35 PM #5
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jb weld didnt work gonna go get some ez outs today
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Old 12-27-2007, 02:13 PM #6
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ya i would use some ez outs....drilling it so u can use a flat head screw driver would be good but i would be worried about cutting the body by mistake
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:02 PM #7
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I used a dremel to cut a slot on the one frame screw on my old Impulse.

Worked liek a charm.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:29 PM #8
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If it's an eye cover screw, it might be too small to effectively use the dremel/slot method. Super glueing a hex wrench (allen key) in it is the safest method as far as the safety of the finish of the marker is concerned.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:34 PM #9
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People always suggest easy outs but you need a hole for an easy out to work and the small head just doesn't cut it. Did you let the JB weld dry for 24 hours in a warm spot? I don't see how the allen still attached to the screw.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:00 PM #10
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People always suggest easy outs but you need a hole for an easy out to work and the small head just doesn't cut it. Did you let the JB weld dry for 24 hours in a warm spot? I don't see how the allen still attached to the screw.
I totally agree. Unless you can find some sort of "micro" EZouts this just won't work well on the tiny holes in the heads of #6 and #8 flathead screws.

Going back to the Dremel and cutting wheel to cut the slot....

A smaller wheel makes it easier to control. If you run the cutting disc against the small dressing stone that comes in the set you can wear it down to around 3/8 inch diameter pretty fast. From there use this smaller wheel to cut the slot in the screw head.

Control? Hold the Dremel up by the chuck and not back on the body as if it's a baseball bat. There SHOULD be no need at all to worry about your main body's finish from a run away tool if you're holding it right and provided the gun is sitting bedded down properley. Even better is to pad the jaws of a vise with rubber or a folded up rag and lightly but firmly hold the gun in there while you hold the Dremel with two hands for even more control. Practice on a scrap screw of similar size held in the vise first to get the feel of it.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:27 PM #11
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well jb weld didnt work but a easy out worked perfectly, well it wasnt really an "easy out" it was a craftsmen screw extractor
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:49 AM #12
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They actually make, a "Striped screw fixer". It drills a hole in the screw with a special thread. It comes with a screw driver that fits that special thread. I saw it on tv a while back and I think its like 30 dollars but it has the "if you call in the next five minutes you'll recivce 3 new drills, 9 drill bits for FREE, thats a 130 dollar value!"
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