Your question raises more questions. What do you mean by a "stuck screw". Typically threaded steel rods (hinge rods) are screwed into posts. As such, one of these breaking off flush with the face of the post so that it would have to be drilled out would be extremely rare.I ask this before I take off a double post on a Vito alto so that I can drill out a stuck screw and tap for a new screw. Have any tips that I'm not thinking about?
It may seem like it should be a simple DIY procedure, but unfortunately it is quite complicated. Replacement parts like this are sometimes impossible to find. Removing the post would be relatively easy, but re-attaching it properly isn't. Saxoclese's replies are on point.I apologize for not being more clear in the original post. My question concerns removing a post, possibly buying a replacement post and re-attaching a post. I am asking for tips or helpful suggestions.
I don't know what methods you've tried. Have you tried reslotting the screw (I use a dental micromotor with a reverse taper bit), to get excellent grip with a screwdriver, in addition to letting penetrating oil wick and using heat (preferably a few cycles of heat and oil)? This method works for me at least 99% of the time (I've only had to resort to anything else maybe a few times in the last decade).I have tried all my known methods and am left with the post removal idea. Having never done that before, it is possible that there is a tip that might help me.
Likewise. And likewise, it is very, very rare for me to have to resort to othis. What is your experience in this sort of thing, and do you have the specialised screw drivers?I use a dental micromotor with a reverse taper bit)....
Excellent work. In some cases, access is the biggest obstacle to overcome.Removing the post has its risks. Here is an example of a screw someone tried to remove then brought to me. Both head and point we’re gone. I started the centerpoint for drilling with a diamond tip Dremel bit. The drillbit was close but did not damage the threads.
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Thank you, The next obstacle is trying to explain $60 a hour shop time. You have to approach something like this with extreme caution as you only get one try. I did it for free. Took about a hour. Techs like yourself can’t afford to give work like this away and the risk is often greater than the return. Things people don’t understand about the repair business.Excellent work. In some cases, access is the biggest obstacle to overcome.