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Old 07-17-2017, 01:48 PM   #1
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Default So, botched the screw removal from yesterday. What are my options now?

Pictures. So pissed off. I think it didnt help that I wasnt perfectly on center, but mostly it was that the fluted screw extractor was apparently larger than the damn hole. Can I do anything anymore or am I pretty SOL? Should I try to buy some new screws and just test it? You guys were amazingly helpful with your suggestions the other day so I figured I'd try again to see if I can save myself lol. Thanks for any advice!

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Old 07-17-2017, 01:56 PM   #2
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Drill, tap, helicoil?
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:59 PM   #3
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It looks like it's time for a helicoil or other thread insert.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:14 PM   #4
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Time-Sert threaded insert.


Dont waste your time with Helicoils.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:51 PM   #5
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How much am I looking at for this type of repair (helicoil/time-sert)? I can get a new used piece for $50 or so. $210 new, no way lol.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:59 PM   #6
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$50? Replace it.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:10 PM   #7
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Default Re: So, botched the screw removal from yesterday. What are my options now?

what is it, by the way?

Yeah, if you can replace the part with the botched screw hole for $50, I'd go that route.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:13 PM   #8
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what is it, by the way?

Yeah, if you can replace the part with the botched screw hole for $50, I'd go that route.
Commercial coffee grinder. I dont really need it and dont want to spend money on it to be honest. Thats why the extra $50 (probably like $75 after taxes and shipping) isnt something I necessarily wanna spend haha. I mean, it'd still be a good deal but not as good of a deal. So i figured if there's a cheap fix I'd try that first.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:34 PM   #9
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If you have a tap & die set, try tapping it and see if a bolt will hold it. Would be much cheaper to try that route.

Or, if that doesn't work, try JB Weld, redrill and tap.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:39 PM   #10
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If you have a tap & die set, try tapping it and see if a bolt will hold it. Would be much cheaper to try that route.
I'm pretty bad with anything related to fasteners. What would be the difference between a bolt and a screw in this application? I know I cant go through the back (as far as I can tell) and put a nut on it, thats for sure. I think i've got a friend with a tap and die set.
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Old 07-17-2017, 03:44 PM   #11
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Commercial coffee grinder. I dont really need it and dont want to spend money on it to be honest.
Got it.

Then yeah, it's a great excuse to buy yourself a drill and a tap
....or find a buddy that has a set.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:28 PM   #12
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Question: just to make sure, I need an SAE tap set right?
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:42 PM   #13
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Can you use a larger screw? upsize the hole, nice and clean- fresh tap- wa la!
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:16 PM   #14
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Ouch… I’d be inclined to weld it up, drill, and retap at this point.

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I'm pretty bad with anything related to fasteners. What would be the difference between a bolt and a screw in this application?
That would have been a bolt that threaded into the threads in the hole - therefore not needing a nut.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:34 PM   #15
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What would be the difference between a bolt and a screw in this application?
A bolt typically has a nut on the end to tighten things up. A "machine" screw threads into a blind hole. Thats what you have. And to most of us, a bolt and a machine screw are the same. Then there are machine screws and wood screws which look different.

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Question: I need an SAE tap set right?
If it is an older made-in-USA machine then it is almost certainly SAE. To be sure take the screw/bolt from the other side and go to a decent hardware store that stocks a lot of nuts and bolts. They will usually have a thread measuring tool you can use. Our local Home Depots have one hanging right there. If no tool is there just keep trying different nuts until you find one that threads on easily. Or try an ACE hardware they can usually do it for you.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:46 PM   #16
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Where are u located
Maybe there is one of us near that drill out or mig a nut onto it
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:16 PM   #17
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Or put the burr in with one screw and anarobic adhesive.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:39 PM   #18
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JB Weld........someone had to say it...
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:08 PM   #19
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Fill it with liquid metal then drill and tap another hold down location. The diagram makes that look very possible. Do you got a picture of the part that bolts in?
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:13 PM   #20
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Default Re: So, botched the screw removal from yesterday. What are my options now?

The upper area of the hole does look rather gouged open. can't tell if the threaded part lower is damaged. I would try these step first-

1 - get a new bolt/screw of the same size of the original and try it.
2 - if the oe size bolt doesn't tighten up then use a tap one size larger then use the next size up bolt/screw
3 - if this doesn't work then drill and install new threads ( helicoil is what I use as timeserts are a little pricey for my blood )

FYI - If you post your location one of us may be near enough and have what is needed to help you out.
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