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  • State50 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw4 months ago
    5 Ways to Remove a Stripped Screw

    When you don't have a drill handy, you can grab the head of the screw or the available shank, with a Vice-Grip and twist it out. Also for toilet floor or tank bolts, you can't use heat without cracking the porcelain so use an oscillating multi-tool with a metal cutting head to make quick work of cutting the head or nut off. The bolts are cheaper to buy than spending hours of work or chore time trying to save them. For machine screws, if there is enough material, you can cut the head off and use two nuts on the available shaft- jammed together. this way they will lock as one and you can put a wrench on the lower one to twist the shaft out. Give yourself a break and use spray penetrant from the beginning, and definitely an impact driver with a short burst of a few raps at a time to k...

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    When you don't have a drill handy, you can grab the head of the screw or the available shank, with a Vice-Grip and twist it out. Also for toilet floor or tank bolts, you can't use heat without cracking the porcelain so use an oscillating multi-tool with a metal cutting head to make quick work of cutting the head or nut off. The bolts are cheaper to buy than spending hours of work or chore time trying to save them. For machine screws, if there is enough material, you can cut the head off and use two nuts on the available shaft- jammed together. this way they will lock as one and you can put a wrench on the lower one to twist the shaft out. Give yourself a break and use spray penetrant from the beginning, and definitely an impact driver with a short burst of a few raps at a time to keep from snapping the head off.

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  • State50 commented on Josehf Murchison's instructable Rebuilding Keyed Drill Chucks6 months ago
    Rebuilding Keyed Drill Chucks

    I tried taking the chuck off an old, Makita 9V cordless drill. I removed the center screw holding the chuck to the shaft, but couldn't lock the rotor to unscrew the chuck from the shaft.

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  • Indestructible Thumb Detecting Shop Stein

    All the oil containers I've seen have gone out of their way to print "Not to be used for potable water". Even if you could get rid of all the 18 billionths of a part contaminant per liter of drinkable fluid, the mild steel is problematic, and a food-safe coating is problematic. Sure it looks great, and is useful for cleaning paintbrushes or soaking dirty parts in solvent, or putting on a stove with water and testing the cut-in temperature of the auto's thermostatic fan switch, but for me at least, it's too risky to use for drinking purposes.

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