|[AMRadio] Stuck Set Screw|
jpl15 at panix.com
Thu Apr 26 11:07:15 EDT 2007
On Thu, 26 Apr 2007, Rick Brashear wrote:
> COOL! I'll locate my old battery charger and give this a try. Thanks
> Something you might try if all else fails, and before drilling, is
> Reverse Electrolysis. I have used this technique many times in the
This is an interesting trick - I'd forgotten all about that... hmmm..
Rick, there also exists a set of tools called 'screw extractors' that
are sometimes called by thier trade name "Easy-Out". They look like a
very coarse-pitch reverse-threaded milling cutter with tapered flutes -
you drill a hole in the stuck or broken screw and run one of these
counter-clockwise into it, the easy-out then jams itself against the sides
of the stub and (most of the time) you can reverse the screw back out of
Unfortunately, the smallest I can find are for #8 screws, and I don't
think this will help....
I did want to mention these for folks who might be faced with a badly
rusted, stripped, or broken bolt in something they're restoring.
McMaster-Carr, Sears, and all the big auto-parts outlets carry them.
Good luck with that set-screw... it's always the "little things" that
high-center a Project, no?
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