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Old 10-23-2015, 09:08 PM
crassius crassius is offline
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Default POS clutch arm screws

My supplier has lately started using a hex head screw to hold clutch cable instead of the old phillips head screws - seemed a good idea with all the noobs stabbing their fingers with the screw driver while tightening, but now I've got a lot of them snapping the heads off using the wrench. Seems if they have a long handle, they'll pull it till it breaks.

Been giving them new ones and tossing old into a box for a while, but today decided to fix them all. Got some good extractors, but none that tiny, so tried some of my pre-war English reaming files that are great steel with square handles in tiny sizes.

Drilled what was left of screw out with 3/32 bit, tapped file handle for the 5/16 file in lightly with hammer, and twisted the old piece of screw right out on all 7 or the bad ones I had.

Now if I could just find some homeless guy to do this for me for 50 cents an hour, it will really pay off.

pic of what's left of screw on file handle

Sometimes I sets and thinks, sometimes I jes sets.
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