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Stripped top magazine hex screw, how to remove?


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#1 Nitemare

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:17 PM

When I first got my LM4, I used an SAE hex wrench on the screws. It fit, but wasn't entirely snug because apparently it had rounded out some of the edges. I got the proper metric set and have been using it since, but now one of the heads is rounded out to where it catches, but loses grip before it can break the tension to get it moving. A 2.5mm is too large.

Suggestions?

Edit: Just stripped another one on a second magazine. You'd think some stronger screws would be used.

Edited by Nitemare, 27 July 2012 - 03:31 PM.


#2 Jatodude

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:44 PM

I've found the screws to be very nice, perhaps it's the size of your wrenches.

It's possible to use some CA glue and glue an object to the screw, and remove it that way.

Edited by Jatodude, 27 July 2012 - 03:46 PM.


#3 Nitemare

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:47 PM

Well, like I said, the SAE wrench probably messed them up a bit before I got ahold of a metric sized set. I managed to fix the two screws by using a dremel to allow a slotted screw driver to be used in place of a hex wrench. Doesn't look very pretty but I'm assuming I can order replacement screws in the future.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

If you have a dremel witth a cutting disc..cut a slot in the screw head..basically turning the screwhead into a flathead screw..and use a flat screwdriver to remove

Didnt read your last post..lol. i see that worked for ya :)
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Edited by BoobieM4H, 27 July 2012 - 09:47 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:46 PM

You try a torq sized wrench? Like maybe a T8 or sommething like that?

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:42 PM

In the future you might want to try a screw extractor like the "Grabit Screw Extractor". Screw extractors are available at many hardware stores and online stores, even ebay. Some like the Grabit are double ended. You use one end to bore out a recess, flip the bit around and set the drill to reverse and the bit grabs onto the screw and unscrews it. Works incredibly well and should be considered a vital accessory for any tool kit.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:18 PM

Boobie I thought about it, but don't know why I didn't try it. If it happens again with another, that will be my first approach.




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