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Old 06-07-2010, 05:40 AM
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Default Rounded grub screws! :(

hey guys, whats best method to remove a rounded grub screw from my gear! i cant get it off ?

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Old 06-07-2010, 06:17 AM
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Default RE: Rounded grub screws! :(

I faced the same problem on my FG but i got lucky.You might still have the chance to losen the screw but you need to apply localized heat to the area to approximately 250 °C(to melt the Loctite). Disassemble while hot.
Good luck mate[8D]
Old 06-07-2010, 06:25 AM
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Default RE: Rounded grub screws! :(

Depending on the size, you could maybe get yourself one of these?

>>>[link=http://homerepair.about.com/od/interiorhomerepair/ss/screw_extractor.htm]CLICK HERE[/link]
Old 06-07-2010, 10:14 AM
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Default RE: Rounded grub screws! :(

I drill them out with a carbide drill bit that's the same size as the nominal tap sized bit so it is same size as hole inside the threads and doesn't wreck them..just leaves a spiral of thin steel then that can be hooked out real easy..i've got easy outs same as in DV's post but the smallest one I've found is still too big for the 4mm grub screws
Old 06-07-2010, 10:36 AM
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Default RE: Rounded grub screws! :(

I would sometimes drill them out or using a soldering iron to warm up the screw.
Old 06-07-2010, 11:13 AM
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Default RE: Rounded grub screws! :(

Or maybe you can manage to knock an unbrako key with inches instead of millimeters in the screw which is a tad bigger? What grubscrew is this, or where is it?

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