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Old 11-20-2017, 04:22 PM
Gojeep Gojeep is offline
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Thanks for showing an easy technique you can use on the road side or wrecking yard.
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:17 PM
fabricator fabricator is offline
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Default This also helps

Originally Posted by lots2learn View Post
Most metal shapers have a rivet gun or air chisel. These work better than an impact driver for me.
Having been in the trade for years, and involved in the Aircraft industry too,this stuff is a great help.
Works very well on cross head screws, like on door lock plates and hinges.
Another tip is to use course valve grinding paste, similar the EZ Grip, just add a bit to the screw head.
Works well, especially with the screw knocker tools.

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Old 11-20-2017, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by lots2learn View Post
Most metal shapers have a rivet gun or air chisel. These work better than an impact driver for me.
I think the abrupt impact of a driver sometimes won't allow the screw to loosen first. This is why the air hammer works do well as it not only forces the tool into the screw but also by using the wrench with just enough pressure won't turn the fastener until it is ready. This will also slow evaluation of more heat or PB Blaster or Gibbs what're your choice.
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Old 11-20-2017, 06:12 PM
Ken Hosford Ken Hosford is offline
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I believe only a few know the right way to use a hammer driver . One should hold it in neutral position and first drive bit in to seat them turn and hit it again to loosen . I have found in the absents of hammer driver even driving straight in with punch or 3/8 extension will jar the rust bond and make it easier also this will also rearrange the mushed slots . driving hex nut on the flats all the way around can help in the same way . this comes from living in the rust belt .
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:57 AM
John Buchtenkirch John Buchtenkirch is online now
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Don’t know how true it is but somebody told me years ago is the only thing those screws do is keep the brake drum from falling off when your changing a tire. Seems like a very unlikely scenario to me but it could be the big car companies covering themselves from legal problems.
Look what’s going on in the world today, we’ve got Subaru (the company that’s pushing how safe their cars are) running an commercial with a little girl breaking lugs loose while the car is jacked up !!! The proud father walks into view and says “I taught her what I could”. Dumb ass actor dad. Considering that got by everyone at Subaru I guess someone could change their tire and leave the brake drum laying on the ground ??? Sorry for being so sarcastic .
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:44 AM
hot rivet hot rivet is offline
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Another thing you can do for a brake drum is use the wheel nuts to clamp down on the drum before attempting to remove the screw.
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