Turn Up the Heat

Left: Screw stripped and stuck in epoxy    Right: Applying heat with soldering gun

Left: Screw stripped and stuck in epoxy         Right: Applying heat with soldering gun

Temporary screws can sometimes become permanent if they are not removed before the epoxy cures. A neat trick is to use a soldering gun to heat up the screw head and then remove the screw. In this case, the screw was not only stuck but the head was stripped and needed vice grips to turn it out.

Vice grips remove heated screw

Vice grips remove heated screw

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