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    Strip this screw and you are never getting your Front Assembly off, correct?

    I came this close today and cant even begin to imagine how you would remove it if you stripped it


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    Could drill the head off
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    A set of small diameter screw extractors are always in my tool box.

    You can get them at most hardware stores.


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    Cut the cheap stuff off first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmarzke View Post
    A set of small diameter screw extractors are always in my tool box.

    You can get them at most hardware stores.


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    Totally agree with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyXMAXX View Post
    Could drill the head off

    what does that mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clubin View Post
    Cut the cheap stuff off first.
    what do you mean cheap stuff?
    Last edited by Double G; 10-15-2020 at 08:48 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varunaX View Post
    what does that mean?
    Drill off the head of the screw which may allow removal of the part it is attached to.



    Quote Originally Posted by varunaX View Post
    what do you mean cheap stuff?
    The "stuff" that does not cost much to replace. Better to sacrifice a screw versus a bulkhead, for example.
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    How can you drill off a head that is recessed 2 inches deep?

    Not sure howd you'd cut off the chassis to remove thst screw if thats what you mean

    I guess I'm just complaining about the poor design of such an important screw being so recessed. There are no screws like that on any of my other traxxas cars

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    Then use quality tools, the proper size hex and don't strip the screw. I don't own an X-Maxx and I'll assume it is screwed into plastic. The only time(s) I've stripped screws threaded into plastic is when there is limited access which resorts to using the driver at an angle or one with a ball-end.
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    In the composite materials like the X-Maxx chassis, never tighten the screws with excessive torque.

    VarunaX, you can use a set like these in the link to took off this screw, there are a variety of measures.

    https://www.google.es/search?q=screw...ncrkhwCbwv-6KM

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    punch the screw out from the bottom.. if its stripped anyway.. its just plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoflungpoo View Post
    punch the screw out from the bottom.. if its stripped anyway.. its just plastic
    Guessing the issue is the head strips.

    I find that happens a lot with 2mm button/flat head screws, but not nearly as much with 2.5mm or larger screws. Whenever possible, I ditch 2mm buttons heads with 2.5mm cap heads just for that reason.
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    Before drilling the head of a screw that is in plastic - try using a left handed drill bit. I have found these will bite into the screw head and backout the screw. Worst case is you use it to drill the head off, but I would expect it would back out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnie533 View Post
    Before drilling the head of a screw that is in plastic - try using a left handed drill bit. I have found these will bite into the screw head and backout the screw. Worst case is you use it to drill the head off, but I would expect it would back out.
    Very good idea too.

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    Yeah, screw extractors are made specifically for this reason. You can find them on Amazon for decently cheap. The one below would work.

    https://www.amazon.com/Extractor-Str.../dp/B07GZ17QD9
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