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Posted on Broken brass screws. Aaaargghhh!!!!!!!

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#1 posted 07-27-2010 12:33 AM

J… sorry to hear about your dilemma. Been there done that. If you can back out the screw that went in well, you can remove the hinge leaf. Don’t tear up your wood trying to pull out the old screw. I’d suggest filing it down flush with your box then using some epoxy adhesive to hold down the hinge leaf. Screw in the good screw to ‘clamp’ it in place. Then get a nother screw, cut off the head and use CA glue to glue it above your screw up. LOL.. I couldn’t resist the pun. To prevent having to do this again, I suggest that you predrill AND use SS screws to cut threads into your wood. Remove the SS screws and replace with the brass screws. It would also be a good idea to use some screw lube…. beeswax is good. Good luck. Rat

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