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removing damaged screws

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by leeesa, 20 Jun 2004.

  1. leeesa

    leeesa

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    Hi i have a garden lantern, and now need to change the bulb, however the screws have become soft and where i have i been trying to unscrew with my philips screw driver there is now no bite as the screw top has worn off. any ideas how i can get these out?
     
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  3. breezer

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    1)new light fitting
    2)new lamp holder if there is nothing of screw head left.

    3) if there is you may be able to use pliers to grab screw, but you will need new replacement screws (see 1)
     
  4. leeesa

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    thank you i will try pliers. many thanks
     
  5. oilman

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    Trend market a tool called X-Out damaged screw remover. Available from Axminster Power Tools as "SE1SET"
     
  6. leeesa

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    thank you i have ordered the recommended tool.
     
  7. oilman

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    You should receive it tomorrow, would be useful for others to have an opinion when you've tried it.
     
  8. masona

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    Info,

    Trend X-Out Damaged Screw Remover
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  9. oilman

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    er...yes...what's your view of it's effectiveness?
     
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  11. masona

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    Information for others who don't understand what these looks like as this is a diy forum. There's a lot of people who don't know how to find information. Yes, I do get carried away sometime, maybe I got too much time on my hand, so I try not to be too helpful next time.
     
  12. oilman

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    Ooh! you're just showing off :D
     
  13. masona

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    nah, you're just jealous :LOL: ;)
     
  14. leeesa

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    i'm still waiting for mine to arrive, when it does can i join in with the bickering?
     
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    Maybe be out of stock.
    Of course you can, it's free, good fun & not to be taken seriously ;)
     
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    Oh yes it is. :LOL:
     
  17. breezer

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    oh no it isn't

    (are we too early for panto?)
     
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