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The screw in my EZ finisher is stuck. I'm on the verge of stripping the hex recess in the screw or bending the Allen wrench. I've marinated it in PB Blaster with no luck. I thought I'd check here for tips before applying heat.
 

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i had one get stuck too and ended up using a old screwdriver like a chisel and used it to jar it lose
tapping sideways on the head
 

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The screw in my EZ finisher is stuck. I'm on the verge of stripping the hex recess in the screw or bending the Allen wrench. I've marinated it in PB Blaster with no luck. I thought I'd check here for tips before applying heat.
If heat is to be applied, torque the hex key to its maximum and retain that torque before applying the heat to minimize the heat necessary.
 

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Once you get it out, be careful not to over tighten the new screw. They don't need to be really torqued down. Keep the threads clean whenever you change out the bit.
Mike Hawkins;)
 

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That would take a really small easy out!

I dont have any advice for removing it but when you get it out, put a little dab of grease on the screw threads. I was watching a video from EZW awhile back and they reccomend that. Ive done it from the beginning with my RusDemka EZ tools and I havnt had one stick yet.:thumbsup:
 

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That would take a really small easy out!

I dont have any advice for removing it but when you get it out, put a little dab of grease on the screw threads. I was watching a video from EZW awhile back and they reccomend that. Ive done it from the beginning with my RusDemka EZ tools and I havnt had one stick yet.:thumbsup:
My tools were designed to make sure the screw never jams up lol.. Just kidding. A little oil helps, i never got my screws to jam up..
 

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That would take a really small easy out!

I dont have any advice for removing it but when you get it out, put a little dab of grease on the screw threads. I was watching a video from EZW awhile back and they reccomend that. Ive done it from the beginning with my RusDemka EZ tools and I havnt had one stick yet.:thumbsup:
Could be. I have no idea of what is an EZ finisher.

There are very small EZ outs.

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Use tape one the cutter edge and with plies make a 1/4 turn of the cutter and you will the be able to remove the screw
 

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To keep the screw from jamming up you need to blunt the first thread. ( grind away the sharp edge of the first thread )
 

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This occurred to me last night.....

Since I have access to both the head of the screw and the underside of the screw, I was thinking about giving it a smack using a piece of Allen key on the head head and a nail set from the underside to see if that will shake it loose. That would provide a little shock in each direction. Does anyone think this is a bad idea?
 

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I am not sure a rap on either end will do anything, but I do not think it will break anything.

I think the suggestion to use the cutter for more leverage may break this loose.
 

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The idea of using the cutter for leverage is a good one, but I'm almost certain I'll end up chipping it and I'm not quite ready to replace it.
 

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My advice earlier will work
my dad had one stuck and i got it out that way
Tapping it in the direction it needs to unscrew works like and impact wrench and will jar it loose with no damage to anything else
except the screw of course
 

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You've been given a couple of methods that should have worked. If you still haven't gotten it, you may want to try an impact screwdriver. The type you strike and it rotates/breaks loose stuck screws/fasteners.
 

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My advice earlier will work
my dad had one stuck and i got it out that way
Tapping it in the direction it needs to unscrew works like and impact wrench and will jar it loose with no damage to anything else
except the screw of course

I have to apologize - I missed your earlier post. I clamped the tool in a vise and dug a nail set into the screw and gave it a few whacks; worked like a champ! The screw has a divot in it, but it's still good to go. Thanks for the tip and the perseverance to make sure I didn't overlook it!
 

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You can buy no seez at automotive stores. Rub just a tiny bit on the taper of the screw and it won't lock up. I do this on my chuck screws occasionally as well.
If one gets stuck use PB blaster. put a drop on and tap the screw. The vibrations help get it to penetrate. It might take a day or two. Also t helps sometimes to grind the end of the wrench square so it's really sharp before inserting int in the screw.
 
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