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Re: [Shop-talk] Stripped Screw heads

To: "Berry Kercheval" <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Stripped Screw heads
From: "David Scheidt" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 20:12:30 -0500
On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 7:55 PM, Berry Kercheval <> wrote:
> David Scheidt wrote:
>  > The chisel works really well on anything that's large enough diameter,
>  > particularly if you're going to replace the damn thing the screw goes
>  > into.
>  Yeah that woudl work,  sometimes you have to keep both pieces; once I
>  had to remove something like 28 screws, all at least 40 years old, from
>  an airplane wing that held the landing gear in place; it was bad enough
>  that the shock absorber bushings I was trying to access were $800 a
>  side, if I had damaged any of the parts it would have gotten expensive!
>  (That's why I no longer own a plane, by the way...)

Yeah, well, I don't work on airplanes.  When someone is paying you
(well, the shop...) $70 an hour, it quickly becomes not worth it to
try and save something like a brake rotor or a shock absorber.

David Scheidt
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