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Old 07-30-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Question Rounded out allen head screw

Jumped the gun and tried to remove my barend weights to replace my grips. Ended up stripping the allen head bolt thats connects the weight to the barend. Now, well, I'm stuck. What do you recommend I do?

Options:

1. Extraction? I am lead to believe that (possibly red) loctite was used by the OEM and will make this a very difficult option

2. Drill the head off, remove the barend and extract the bolt? Eh, maybe. Who's done this and how successful where you? (and again, the loctite situation)

3. Cut the barend weight off? (Sigh, I hope not)

4. Anything else...
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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A torx head might work
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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Drilling and removing would probably work best. Should give you enough bolt to get a set of locking pliers on the left over piece.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:32 PM   #4
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Wedge a slightly larger torx bit in the rounded hole. Then try to break it loose
Could also jb something in the hole and hope it breaks loose
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:48 PM   #5
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1st try a new allen wrench...same problem a week ago, new allen wrench and the bolt came right out.
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hammer the next standard size allen up and try. hopefully its not seized, i've had a few seized in there. drilling is the only other option.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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Channel locks if you get them to work also to grip the head too.
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Assuming it's counter sunk so you can't dremel a slot and use a screw driver?

Or maybe dremel a spot and get a punch on it at an angle to get it to spin a bit?
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If you can heat it, it will help. Heat makes loctite get soft and will let the screw come loose easier.
Obviously too much heat will damage things around it but get everything ready to go (whatever method you choose to go with) then heat it as hot as you dare and get busy.
It'll come out.
Start with the least invasive method and work slowly toward more and more involvement. Start with a torx bit, then drill and easy out finally cut.
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If you are sure it is loctite that is holding it in, try a soldering iron in the bolt head so you don't burn anything you don't want to.
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hammer a torx in it, or hammer a flatblade into it, last resort drill and extract screw piece easily with correct tool when weight is removed. Heck, may be able to screw two nuts to screw piece and jam 'em together and extract screw piece that way. I use a tool that fits a 3/8" ratchet and the harder you turn, tighter it grabs screw.
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I have used a dremmel with a cutting disk before to make a flat slit in the end and then use a big flat head screwdriver to get it out.
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I've taken a sacrificial allen and tig welded it in before. You can usually do that with enough precision to not damage anything around it like you would with a mig welder.
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A torx head might work
The torx head (T40) worked like a charm. Thanks!
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