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    how to get out stripped screws?

    hey guys, so i have gotten many stripped screws in the past and sometimes i can manage to get them out. but not always. does anyone here know how to get a stripped screw out besides drilling? my dad has an easy out set, but they're all too big. thanks
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    get a dremel, and dremel out an area so you can get a flat head on the top of the screw
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    Or you can get a tap and die set to extract the screw
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    I put my Allen keys on an angle and try and get them out like that
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    you can use a torq bit(star). get a size a tad bigger and use a hammer to tap it into the head of the bolt

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    Use a smaller ez-out. My set has a small enough size to fit.

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    dremel is the easy and cheap way
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMaxxcrazy33 View Post
    dremel is the easy and cheap way
    Dremel with a cut off wheel is the quickest easiest way to get one out just cut a slot for a flat head and out it comes.

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    If you don't have a dremel, you can also try a non-metric allen wrench. I usually try that and get the dremel out as a last resort.
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    Tap and Die does not remove screws they just re-thread
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    Or you can get a tap and die set to extract the screw

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillij715 View Post
    you can use a torq bit(star). get a size a tad bigger and use a hammer to tap it into the head of the bolt
    I just discovered this method recently and it's great


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    This is an awesome reason to buy that cheap harbor freight rotary tool set. The bits you get with it are worth the price of the whole package.
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    Easiest way I find is fold a piece of paper towel over your screwdriver and go from there

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    a reverse drill bit works really well oh and u need a drill too, not a stong one just something that spins counter clockwise

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    this is a stripped set screw in an mip outdrive cup, by the way guys. thanks a lot for the ideas so far, though
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    That sucks. Maybe they sell reverse drill bits in that small of a size, maybe you will have to order one.
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