Stripped the head on my knives hinge-bolt


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john917v
August 26, 2010, 05:39 PM
I was trying to tighten the screw that holds the blade in place on my SOG Trident, and it looks like it stripped. I can stick an allen wrench in it, and it's still pretty snug. But the wrench will spin without the screw if I apply any torque. What should I do? I know that I can slot the screw with a Dremel cutting disk, but I'd rather not if I don't have to. Any thoughts? Thanks

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rcmodel
August 26, 2010, 05:48 PM
Sure it isn't a Torx screw?

Anyway, if it is in fact an Allen screw, you might be able to find a metric Allen bit one size bigger then the fraction size screw socket started out being.

You should then be able to drive it in the socket tappy-tap with a small hammer and get a grip again.

rc

highorder
August 26, 2010, 07:30 PM
Order spare parts from the manufacturer, or if your JB Weld-kung-fu is strong:

Degrease the wrench socket, fill with JB Weld, wait a nebulous amount of time, insert wrench of choice, withdraw, and presto!

New socket.

nevermas
August 27, 2010, 04:21 PM
I am pretty sure the screw on the trident is a torx screw. the clip for the trident is held together by hex screws

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