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  • Stripped Screws Demon Drive

    Hi All,

    Definitely having bad luck right now. I received most of the parts for my demon drive warranty replacement, however, now that I'm trying to change the base plate, 4 screws begin to strip. There's absolutely no way I can take them out without taking it to the hardware store to get drilled out or something. Not too sure what to do since any "Modifying" to attempt and remove the screws may VOID the warranty. Maybe the two bearing posts can be warranty replaced? Just not my luck. Some help would be very much appreciated.

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  • #2
    Don't drill them out. There are tools (screw extractors) that can extract stripped screws without damaging the world around them.
    1982 Maxwin DLX705 in #55 Silver Flash
    1994 SX "Session Series" in #38 Stainless Steel
    1990 CZX "Custom Z" in #130 Champagne
    1991 SZX "CZX Studio" in #133 Crimson Quartz
    1986 SC "Syncussion X" in black
    Roland TD-20SX
    Roland TD-30KV


    • #3
      Get a little PB Blaster or other penetrating oil to soak in. Probably have to use a Q Tip and sit the pedal base flat so you can get a puddle to soak in over a few hours.

      Then the screw extractor.