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Sheared off nylon screw
Part of my Furlex 100 maintenance regime requires that I remove a nylon screw on the lower bearing assembly, put grease in, and replace the screw. I do this twice per year. Yesterday, when I was putting the screw back in place, the head sheared off, and the screw is stuck, slightly recessed in the fitting. The good news is that the screw is stuck, so the opening is sealed. The bad news is that the screw is stuck!
The screw is small M6X10 and I donít want to risk damaging the threads by using a drill and EZ Out tool. I am thinking that I can heat a jewelers screwdriver and melt a small slot, let it cool, and then back it out. Has anyone has ever tried this? If so, how much heat, etc.?
I donít want to back the screw out until I have a replacement screw which should be in by Saturday. I will update how the project went upon completion, but meanwhile, I would like to get some feedback on my approach! Thanks in advance!
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