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Removing worn hex screws

Discussion in 'Feedback, Suggestions' started by discombobulated, Dec 28, 2018.

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  1. discombobulated

    discombobulated New Member

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    So after having my last landy stolen I have decided to get a removable steering wheel and swivel lock. The only problem I have is the previous owner has put on a momo wheel and worn away the grooves of the hex scews so I can not remove them. Any tips on how I can remove the blasted things?
     
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    use a punch the same size as the srew head and hit it till it closes the hole then hammer an allen key in, obviously it only works if your hitting against something solid, if you hit a scew enough it will become loose
     
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    Ok thanks, hadnt heard of a screw punch until now...one on order!
     
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    youve posted in the wrong section and its not a screw punch any including long bolt as long as its the rightish size
     
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    Or I have managed to hammer a ‘torx’ type bit into the head aswell and that’s worked to get them out. Strictly one time use though as it wrecks both head and bit.
     
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    goonarmy Annoyed by new forum LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Not feedback or suggestions
     
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