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How do you unscrew something when the screw head is worn down, /diy/?
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>oy vey
>this thread again

If by now you can't work it out with the masses of resources online for removing stripped screws, maybe you're best letting a professional do the work.
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>>934209
you drill it down, break with various tools the remaining of the screw and take it out, get in new screw.

Done it dozen of times, aways works. When I am lazy I do this with clenched rusty stuff too.
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Try welding a Alan key to it .
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>>934212
>break with various tools the remaining of the screw and take it out,
Appropriate size easy out.
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>>934209
Vampliers
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>>934209
Bore it out
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Take a metal saw and saw a long pussy gap on the screw. Then you can screw it with the flat screwdrivor.
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Use a dremel with a grinding blade to make a slit either side of the screw and use a flathead to unscrew it, that or a hacksaw like previously suggested
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babbys first Philips :^)
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Flatten two opposing sides and remove it with a wrench
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>>934265
I'm pretty damn sure that was a torx screw. If it wasn't, then my god how did he even?
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>>934258
>>934262
+1

Cut a line across the screw, use a flathead screwdriver
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>>934275

Easily done with shitty screws. A lot of screws that come included with shit will strip as soon as you try tightening them.

Also, fucking rust. Fucking. Rusty. Screws.
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>>934209
Should have stopped at the first sign of it not unscrewing and wrapped a rubber band around the tip of your screwdriver. You really fucked that up anon.
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>>934295
>wrapped a rubber band around the tip of your screwdriver
could you elaborate on this technique anonfriend?
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>>934276
I have done this numerous times, works every time
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>>934249
this. errone should have at least couple common-size screw extractors. well, not errone but errone who /diy/
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If the screw is in aluminium you can use alum in water with heat to remove the screw chemically and preserve the tap.
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If you have a soldering iron and some tin you can fill the whole head of the screw with hot tin and then put a screwdriver. At least it worked for me.
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These, worth its weight in gold
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Vise grips
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>>934299
The rubberband fills up all the gaps and makes it a tighter fit. I usually use it for bolts but it works for screws too.
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>>934306
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Get in real hot the hammer a screwdriver bit for a drill in it. You will punch the grooves and it's good as new.
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>>934481
Do you English?
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Can try this as an option

http://wki.beriger.com/img/i224.jpg
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>>934490


I am not good at it. What was not clear?
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>>934239
he fucked it up this bad already and now you want him to tack off a alan key to a screwhead?
>let me bust out the mig rig and pray
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>>934504
I see, well the words dont seem to match very well.
get in - to go inside of, or inside of
hot - of a high temperature
hammer - a tool used to impact nails, or to hit something
a screwdriver bit for a drill was clear

Are you saying to heat a screwdriver up and then force it into the screw so that the screwdriver will melt into the shape of the screw head?

"you will punch the grooves and its good as new"
I get the impression that you are talking about the threads of the screw, but punching them would mean stripping them out. If you mean to chisel the screw through the other side of whatever it is in, that is assuming the other side is exposed but that would also mess up the threads so that a new screw couldn't be inserted without a tap and dye set.
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>>934514
What was so hard again? The instructions were clear enough for someone with a brain. Fuck you retard, think next time you post.
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>>934520
Your post reads as if a drunken Norwegian typed it moments before passing out.
So to answer my question, no.. you do not English.
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>>934500
As someone who has stripped every screw he's ever touched at some point or another, I've never understood this method.

What conditions need to be met for it to even work? Lord knows I've tried it.

Usually just drill/dremel the sucker anyway, but the rubber band style has always had me curious.
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>>934209
if you got that rounded head bolt even slightly loose you can get it with vicegrips.
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>>934529
>not grinding the sides off to fit vice grips on
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>>934530
honestly ive done those same bolts many times with vicegrips and no preparation, but by all means if its being a bitch i see how flattening the sides would help.
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>>934522

He is not me, what I mean is you get the screw head really hot, the use the bit and hammer to punch in the pattern. The idea is to get the screw soft enough to let it deform around the bit, then when it get hardened again you can just unscrew it.

I hope you understand, because I can't explain any better.
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>>934533
Your first explanation was clear to everyone here. "do you english" guy is the drunk one.
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Cut a slot for your flat-head screwdriver.
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>>934565
best method
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>>934565
Right here fuckers. One of few things I use my dremel for.
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>>934533
I understand now, thanks for clarifying
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>>934275
looks like a hex-screw to me, maybe he tried to use a torx on it?
or it was a torx and he tried to use a hex....
also some hex screws included in chinese stuff just seem to be made of butter!
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>>934209
If this screw head was destroyed by you, you need to buy proper material. Proper screw driver like Wera or a professional tool.

You can find some screw extractors on amazon or ebay.
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>>934581
Ho god, why you don't use proper material dude. This screw was perfect!
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Wrap elastic on bit tip like condom then use pressure
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I use a machinists "center drill" to drill the head until it falls off the shank after which I remove the part the screw was securing then remove the screw by twisting the shank with a visegrip.

There are many ways of course depending on head access and available tools.
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>>934276
Came here to post this. A dremel and a bigass flathead gets 80% of stuck screws/bolts out. If the head is all the way broken off or you strip the slot you made (done it) I get out the tungsten carbide drill bits and the screw extractors or just drill the hole bigger and retap it.
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>>934239
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>>934385
Never heard of that. Thanks for the tip
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>>934966
It doesnt actually work
Its one of those things thrown around all the time, but is actually useless

Just wait for the "melt the end of a bic pen and shove it in" comment
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>>934209
Use a left hand twilst drill
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>>934209
Place a screwdriver head in the hole
Fill around it with solder.
Twist
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>>934751
not him, but fuck security torx.
if you don't have the bit for it (in the right size, no less), leaving the house/shop/whatever is a pain in the ass, especially if you already have a dremel.
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>>935014
more like get torx you casual its 2016
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>>934970
It definitely does work unless you strip it beyond all hope first. After that your best bet is the router/flathead method.
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these work
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>>934385
How do you wrap it so that the tip is covered?
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>>935047
If your fastener is stuck hard enough to strip the head out, you arent going to break it free with a rubber band.

If you DO break it free, you wouldnt have stripped it in the first place.
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>>934211
>he unironically says oy vey.
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>>934507
Please don't post images like this, I'd rather not get a dose of UV sitting at my pc.
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>>935042
I am the guy who rage against torx destroyers. I am agree, today you can get some torx tip for a negligible price. Especially because you have to deal with torx and security torx everyday.

For the others :
Torx start to replace Phillips and Pozidriv on many manufactured products. When you buy tools from e.g. Wera, it is security torx. A high quality set is not that expensive. I use a Dremel too, but only if the screw is completely destroyed.

Just remember one thing, a good job need a proper tool, and a good quality tool. Tools, that need to be cleaned sometime and must be organized. You can't be a good worker with china manufactured shit. Exception for the tools that deserve to be used one time. The Dremel solution must be the last thing you are thinking about, when nothing else is possible. You run the risk of destroying the device you try to fix, even if it is only aesthetic.

But remember, a proper tools for a good job. I have the set on the picture, I will not use a third of the set because it is more for aeronautical application, but I have a decent tool for a good price. The point was the portability which is very important to me.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wera-05073597001-Hex-Plus-Ball-end-9-Piece/dp/B000XUPEDU/ref=pd_sim_60_5?ie=UTF8&dpID=41rqG8XbA2L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1CJC1Q6E9Z50EXQ04A7R

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wera-059295-Kraftform-Kompakt-Pieces/dp/B000X1R2K2/ref=sr_1_19?srs=3364777031&ie=UTF8&qid=1453668819&sr=8-19
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>>935228
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>>935146
Kike detected, deploying distraction music.
http://youtu.be/HHgxOXEQaFU
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