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Stripped the head on my knives hinge-bolt

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by john917v, Aug 26, 2010.

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  1. john917v

    john917v Member

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    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
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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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