Customs: HELP Stripped Screw on my TCC punch/Counterpunch

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  1. zalten

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    Its on the screw on his thigh, any methods to get it out . I feel like I have tried everything. Thanks for your help
     
  2. zalten

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    anyone?
     
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    could you could try to put a little bit of super glue onto the tip of the screw driver and lightly pull on it while turning the screw? :inquisiti 
     
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    I hate stripping screws. I used to build small 1/28 scale RC racing cars and I almost strip half the screws because sometimes the screw driver feels right and seems to work, then other times it just doesn't.
     
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    Take a rare earth magent (a powerful one - michaels has them) and set it on the side of the screw driver right at the point of contact with the screw. I did this a couple times with my very powerful magnets and it pull the screw right out with a couple turns.
     
  7. zalten

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    thanks i will try the magnet method.... this screw is destroying my life
     
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    Sometimes, using a flat head jeweler's screwdriver can help. Or even a ratcheting screwdriver, depending on how stripped this actually is. If I use a small set of jeweler's screwdrivers (which I do mostly) and a screw starts to strip even the slightest bit, I'll break out the ratcheting screwdriver (Black & Decker set from Target) and use the smaller (more pointed) philips head and it usually grabs hold of it well....that is, if it can fit into the screw hole chamber, since the bits aren't as small as a jeweler's set.

    Good luck, man--hope you get it out.
     
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    easy out bits. very small easy out bits though.
     
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    Whenever somethign like this happens, i try and switch to a flat head. that way i have two chances of getting the thing out. :) 
    The other tips i'd suggest is remove as much of the leg from the body as possible so you dont' have other parts obstructing you from putting the leg down on a hard flat surface. I usually then put a towel or rag under it to not mar the surface or paint. This is all to allow you to put a good downwards direct force onto the screw. you want to make sure the screwdriver head isn't going to slip out of the screwhead and mar it up even more.

    But I'd try these other options first. And if you can, post a pic of the condition of the screwhead. that changes the way to attack these things.
    Good luck.

    Randy!
     
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    perhaps you could try to use a bigger phillips screw driver or a extremly tiny watch phillips screw driver.

    other options are trying to un-screw all the other screws on the toy part. then trying to pop open the screw.
     

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