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Blog entry by terryR posted 01-03-2015 05:46 PM 1597 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Help! I’ve never extracted a stripped screw before…please tell me what tools I need to buy.

have this lathe chisel with replaceable carbide tips…I overtightened the hex screw…now cannot remove it despite gentle heat ( out of mapp gas ), and all tricks I know.

Will a screw extractor handle hex screws, too?

Other ideas?

Thanks in advance!!!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...



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#1 posted 01-03-2015 06:16 PM

I have several sizes of these Grabit extractors. They’ve never failed me (so far), even on hex screws
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#2 posted 01-03-2015 06:22 PM

It should. Most of the ones I’ve seen come with a bit to drill the head out so the extractor can grip it properly.

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#3 posted 01-03-2015 07:11 PM

Terry clean out the hole very well mix up some liquid steel put it in there with the allen wrench end skuffedmup a bit. and let it sit till it cures then try taking it off again just do not pull on the hex. Check first if you have a metric to see if one size fits a little tighter…..

It would not hurt to flip it over and get a center punch and hit it a few times from that end. Hope that made scense….

Will the carbide move at all, it would not be that hard to just break it and then it would give you enough room with some vise grips to get it out, replace the screw and carbide cutter and rock on….

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#4 posted 01-03-2015 09:16 PM

Thanks, guys.
Will try to beat on it a little…may as well order that fancy screw extractor…

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#5 posted 01-04-2015 12:06 AM

That Grabit screw extractor is available at HD, Lowes and most hardware stores.

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#6 posted 01-04-2015 12:42 AM

It’s a good thing to have on hand. Worth getting a set.

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#7 posted 01-04-2015 12:44 AM

Thanks again for the help and confidence, ya’ll…

I beat the crap out of it with a hammer after heating several times. Then drilled it out from the backside on the drill press. The vibration finally knocked the screw loose! And, since I had another screw in the package…I’m already back running.

Only buggered one edge of the carbide cutter, so have 3 left. Got lucky this time!

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#8 posted 01-04-2015 12:47 AM

OMG THIS MAKES ME WANT TO GO OUT AND PLANE SOMETHING

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#9 posted 01-04-2015 02:26 PM

Have to day, I’m not crazy about the little allen screw on EW tools. Wouldn’t mind finding a better option for the screws.

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#10 posted 01-04-2015 02:32 PM

+1to that.
May mean making ourselves?

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#11 posted 01-04-2015 07:11 PM

I dont own any of those carbide turners, but from looking at the pix, whey do you HAVE to use a flush hex screw? What would it hurt if you found a (short) stainless hex-head bolt to fit? Would the bolt-head protruding above the bit interfere with turning?

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#12 posted 01-04-2015 07:47 PM

That might work, Joe.
As long as the screw doesn’t stick up too far.

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