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  • Worn hex screw
  • Caher
    Full Member

    My 2.5 hex screw is worn insofar as I cannot turn it, even after lashings of WD-40. Anyone know what tool or method I can use to turn it? It’s the hinge on an outside french door.
    Thanks.

    I’ve got some lifeline pro hex keys that have a part for removing rounded hex.

    Halford have a kit that might help?

    That or an impact driver might work?

    sirromj
    Free Member

    Is there room to use screw removal/extraction/gripping pliers on the head?

    Caher
    Full Member

    Perfect thanks.

    kilo
    Full Member

    If all else fails. Cut a slot in it with a dremel use a big screwdriver. Or move house.

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    stumpy01
    Full Member

    Isn’t the standard answer to try & find the nearest Torx driver & bash it in? It should give you more purchase than the worn hex.

    piemonster
    Full Member

    Ive had some success drilling screws out, then gluing a dowel in for a replacement screw to bite into.

    Probably a way down the list of options to try.

    The other ootion I have is damaged screw extractor bit, basically bits that drill in the wrong direction, they usually bite after a while and oit come the screw. Pretty sure the smallest bit I have is for 2mm screws.

    timba
    Free Member

    Cut the end off the worn allen key. Now new and unworn 🙂

    Caher
    Full Member

    I decided to move house, country’s going down the drain anyway.

    kingofhtefr
    Free Member

    Hammer in a torx bit to the offending faster then undo. Worked for me on a thru-axle.

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