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    Posted: 14 January 2006 at 7:48pm

 

ok  I am having a bad bad day.  Now  one of my hexag/allen wrench screws( the smallones) that hold the upper reciever together  is stripped and won't twist loose.  Any one have any suggestions on how to get it out?

 

Drill a small hole through it maybe?  I tried different sized allen wrenches  but no luck.. I have all my screws off but this one screw.. and I can't get my marker into halves without getting this screw off..

 

Go to a shop and have it tourched out?  I dunno but I need help

 

A-5 E  model..

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im having the same problem on my custom pro with the front grip mine is stripping. if i dont get a solution tonight im going to my proshop tomoro.
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Originally posted by Zeus77 Zeus77 wrote:

 

ok  I am having a bad bad day.  Now  one of my hexag/allen wrench screws( the smallones) that hold the upper reciever together  is stripped and won't twist loose.  Any one have any suggestions on how to get it out?

 

Drill a small hole through it maybe?  I tried different sized allen wrenches  but no luck.. I have all my screws off but this one screw.. and I can't get my marker into halves without getting this screw off..

 

Go to a shop and have it tourched out?  I dunno but I need help

 

A-5 E  model..

Get some JB Weld Epox. Fill the socket hole in the screw, insert the Allen wrench and let it sit in place until the epoxy sets. Then unscrew the screw.

 



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Thank u bruce.. Excellent idea  I forgot about epoxy.. that will work.

 

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also, if you don't want to do that, for further problems, you get a screw tap. (i think thats what it is called) all it is a set that comes with some drill bits, and you drill down the center of it, and then it grabs inside of the screw and you can twist it out. i had to do this on mine.
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those are good suggestions.  the glue one works the best though
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A set of EZ-Outs. They are tapered hexs that are twisted to lock in.

You could also use a dremel and cut a groove into it, then use a flathead screwdriver to take it out.
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Originally posted by Baratak Baratak wrote:

A set of EZ-Outs. They are tapered hexs that are twisted to lock in.

You could also use a dremel and cut a groove into it, then use a flathead screwdriver to take it out.

The stock Tippmann screws (all except the screws that hold on the grip panels) heads fit down in the counter-bore. There is not enough head visible to allow an adequate screw driver slot to be cut, without damaging the body of the marker around the hole.

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Depends on the tool, I have some small ones that would work. The standard 3/4 inch or whatever it is disk won't, no.
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