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Old 03-08-2014, 04:36 PM   #11
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On such a simple, cheap item, why not just buy a new one?
I hear ya. However, for me it isnít about the $3 for a new screw, itís the satisfaction of making the repair or maybe just keeping it original orÖ.I donít know if I really know; I just enjoy fixing it.
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I was going to say the same thing, I enjoy the challenge of fixing something, then looking at it. Why buy a new one if the old one just needs a face lift. Thanks for sharing, I will definitely use this method next time.


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This is awesome!! I bought a Winchester gunsmith screw set. Should be here soon. Expect a review!!
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On such a simple, cheap item, why not just buy a new one?
some screws are a certain size and length for a particular application and sometimes it's easier to repair them than to replace them. some screws are very specialized and hard to find to replace.

the ability to be able to repair something even as simple as a screw, is many times an invaluable skill that doesn't leave you at the mercy or trying to find a replacement.
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Thanks for the explanation. I did not realize that you had to use a certain type of screw driver. Learn something every day
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Because they are a PITA to find correct screws. That's why gunsmiths keep drawers full of old parts...

Brownells makes a set of edge cut files to make the screw slots, easier than a needle file.
... As well as a guide that makes it simple to keep the new slot centered and straight across your screw head.

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Great post TCB. Chucking a screw in a small drill press also works well for quickly re-contouring or crowning a screw head with a file. Before polishing with the wood block and sandpaper of course.
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... As well as a guide that makes it simple to keep the new slot centered and straight across your screw head.

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Great post TCB. Chucking a screw in a small drill press also works well for quickly re-contouring or crowning a screw head with a file. Before polishing with the wood block and sandpaper of course.
Nice! I hadn't seen the guide before, so I built my own. Wood block with screw holes in a line down the middle. Two slotted blocks to hold the edge file.

I think after looking at the guide I'll be adding another tool. I especially like the replacable guides....
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I think after looking at the guide I'll be adding another tool. I especially like the replacable guides....
You won't regret it. The guide rollers are thoroughly hardened. I don't think you would ever wear them out. It is nice to be able to take them off to clean and oil them from time to time though.
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Good stuff! Its these little day to day skills and tricks that are slowly being lost. Reminds me of the first time hearing that someone took their rifle to a store to get a scope mounted.

I was as follows: "What?.. Really? You don't own a couple of screw drivers??"
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