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Old September 24th, 2009, 17:58   #1
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stripped screws

Ok I just recently stripped one of the screws on my gun, and now I cant take the barrel off. Is there some sort of product that can unstrip it? It's one of the allen key type screws.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 18:16   #2
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So you mean it's a circle rather than a "hex" shape?

I'd try putting the allen key in at an angle and try and grip whatever I could and twist it (what I did with the skill saw to take off the blade).
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Old September 24th, 2009, 18:34   #3
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Nevermind I got it out, It was so badly stripped I needed to drill a small hole into the screw. Then I hammered in a screw driver and got it out.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 21:32   #4
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Heres a trick if you get a stripped screw.

1) Take a blue bic pen. (The ones with the non-see through blue plastic.).
2) Take ink out
3) Light pen plastic on fire, and wait until it melts.
4) Blow flame out and shove onto screw.
5) Wait 5 minutes until it hardens.
6) Unscrew.

Make sure your in well ventiliated area.

Ive done this trick to take apart my gamecube!
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Old September 24th, 2009, 21:36   #5
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Or us ur dremel and cutting disk to cut a straight line into the head and then use a flat head screw driver, but this one works only if the head is exposed tho
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Old September 24th, 2009, 21:56   #6
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Heres a trick if you get a stripped screw.

1) Take a blue bic pen. (The ones with the non-see through blue plastic.).
2) Take ink out
3) Light pen plastic on fire, and wait until it melts.
4) Blow flame out and shove onto screw.
5) Wait 5 minutes until it hardens.
6) Unscrew.

Make sure your in well ventiliated area.

Ive done this trick to take apart my gamecube!
OH GOD DO NOT DO THIS EVER.

Get slightly larger tap and a slightly larger screw... and re-thread it..
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Old September 24th, 2009, 22:07   #7
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Lee Valley and good hardware tool stores will have miniature screw extractor bits.

They work and I doubt you'd every wear one out with normal usage.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 22:20   #8
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Ive done this trick to take apart my gamecube!
A baseball bat should've done the trick just fine. What a terrible, terrible controller. What the hell is with Nintendo and avoiding a controller design that works?
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Old September 24th, 2009, 22:38   #9
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Or, you could use the right size Allen key! Otherwise, I Agree with amos.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 22:40   #10
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Get slightly larger tap and a slightly larger screw... and re-thread it..
No, only do this if the threads are stripped. If the head is stripped just use an extractor bit like m102404 said.
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You can also super glue your driver into the screw and hope that when it sets its hard enough to torque the screw.
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