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thetraveler 01-02-2011 08:43 AM

I fucked up and need help
 
My Raiden Blackhawk bindings were moving around too much when riding so I tightened the fuck out of them. In the process of screwing them in tighter I have managed to wear out the baseplate bolts (the bit where you place the screwdriver). Unsurprisingly, now I can't get the bolts out to remove the binding. The baseplate is solid metal. Anyone know a way to get those shits removed from my board? Alternatively, what is the least damaging way to the binding to get it removed?

basso4735 01-02-2011 08:53 AM

With a dremel or something similar cut a slot on the bolt head and use a flat head screwdriver to remove.

kysnowboarder 01-02-2011 09:16 AM

Easy out drill bit if measures above don't work

Extremo 01-02-2011 12:43 PM

They make tools for that...I have one, but only needed it for a wood screw. It would probably be my first choice in a situation like this.

J.Schaef 01-02-2011 12:53 PM

you are probably using the wrong screwdriver.

Probably trying to use a #2 screwdriver. You need a #3 screwdriver for binding screws.

Milo303 01-02-2011 01:32 PM

If you've stripped the heads, an easy out bit is about the only way.

Next time don't over tighten, get blue loc tite. NOT red loc tite

Argo 01-02-2011 01:41 PM

If it was super cold when you tightened them then the material was slightly more dense at the time. Now that it is inside and warm the material expands and makes it even tighter. Even a nanometer would cause you problems. If you would Have cooled them off outside it would have helped in the beginning. Now u may need the easy out type of bit if stripped. If not stripped then put them out in the cold for a few hours and try again.

basso4735 01-02-2011 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Milo303 (Post 352025)
If you've stripped the heads, an easy out bit is about the only way.

Next time don't over tighten, get blue loc tite. NOT red loc tite

Easy outs break all the time, the trick I mentioned works well.

Phenom 01-02-2011 02:51 PM

This is why phillips head screws suck.

+1 to recutting a slot across the head and using a flathead screwdriver

Zee 01-02-2011 06:10 PM

Philips suck, I find Robertson (square) are least likely to strip...


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