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A little BIG problem. Atleast it's the off season...

#1 User is offline   THE NAMELESS 

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:23 PM

Well, i was taking my ion apart to clean it up after a game when the front 5/32 banjo fitting was a little too tight. I must have wrenched it just a bit to hard and SNAP, the fitting broke in half, leaving me holding part of a banjo fitting with the other piece still in the grip frame. Pictures included. Is there any way i can avoid having to buy a new grip frame? I know i have to get a new banjo fitting so I'm not too worried about that. Thanks in advance!

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Screw Piece Stuck in Frame

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Broken Banjo Fitting

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:30 PM

Get a reverse fluted drill bit. Or find a left hand (counter clockwise) extractor set.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 01:54 AM

You'll probably want the extractor instead of the bit. black and decker makes a nice compact set, but you need a hand piece for them.

Turn VERY slowly, and put firm pressure onto the extractor so it will bite into the broken piece and unscrew it.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:12 AM

The screw extractor should work. In some ways your a little lucky as often the hardest part of using extractors is drilling the hole in the old screw without damaging something else.

In this case, you already have a hole.

Work hard, play hard.. In that order.
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:01 PM

Thanks for the ideas, I'll let you know if i still can't get it. Might as well pick one up after work tomorrow.
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Posted 12 April 2008 - 02:19 PM

another idea is getting something strong yet small (maybe a very small allen key) VERY CAREFULLY put some super glue on the tip put in the hole let it dry for a bit than screw it out. iv had similar problems with other screws, and to get the glue off the allen key put it in a cup or bowl of nail polish remover.
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