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Old March 5, 2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Stripped sight screw head

How would y'all fix a stripped sight screw head? I tried to take my filler screws out the other day, and one was so stuck in that the head stripped.
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Old March 5, 2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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I would try a left hand drill bit before anything else, if you can find one the right size. Alot of times it'll back 'em right out.
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Old March 5, 2012, 11:59 PM   #3
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Problem is, I tried that, but it was too small it couldn't get a good grip. So I drilled it out. How do I rethread it to a little bigger size?
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Old March 6, 2012, 07:25 AM   #4
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Since you already drilled the filler screw see if you can find a small easy out,I have a set of micro easy outs from sears.
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Old March 6, 2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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He is past the easy out stage.
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Old March 6, 2012, 08:19 PM   #6
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Yeah, I tried a small easy out, but the screw was so soft, it couldn't get a grip. Now I don't know what to do.
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Old March 6, 2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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Did you drill it to the screw's minor diameter? or major diameter?
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Old March 6, 2012, 10:02 PM   #8
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What do you mean?
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Old March 7, 2012, 05:23 AM   #9
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If the thread was 6-48, you can get "oversized" 6-48 taps and screws from Brownells. No need to drill it to tap it larger.

If you drilled it out too large, you can convert to 8-40 by using a #28 drill and 8-40 plug and bottom taps.

(If a hole is shallow, I often cut one flute in a screw with a Moto-Tool cutting disk to act as a tap and get an extra turn or two.)

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Old March 7, 2012, 03:38 PM   #10
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wrong forum, moved...
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