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    STRIPPED TORX T25 head - AVID cleansweep ROTOR SCREW

    I stripped the torx t25 screw head and now i cannot get the rotor off.

    what's the best way to remove the screw?

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    You can use a hacksaw or a dremel and cut a groove into it and remove it with a flat blade screwdriver
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    If its raised above the rotor. It would be easiest to grind a slot in the head with a dremel tool and a fiberglass reinforced cutting bit. This will let you take it out with a flat head screw driver. Just be careful not to cut your rotor!

    How did you strip a torx bit anyway?

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    i was in a rush and stripped the head.

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    Slow down. The slot and screwdriver is good advise, I want to add to that with this tip. Use a hammer to tap the driver into the screw as you turn it, this helps reduce stripping. You can also try this with a larger 27 torx.
    If that fails you can drill off the head and use vise grips on the bolt. Usually no torque on the bolt once the rotor is removed.
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    Small vice grip might do it. Removing off others might let you rotate the rotor and undo the bolt although that might damage the hub if you aren't careful. It may not take much to get it going.

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    I've always been successful drilling the head off, removing the rotor and grabbing the stub of a bolt with some vise grips.

    Personally I wouldn't tap the screwdriver into the bolt. If you hit it too hard your just going to make life harder on yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    I've always been successful drilling the head off, removing the rotor and grabbing the stub of a bolt with some vise grips.
    another good method.

    Personally I wouldn't tap the screwdriver into the bolt. If you hit it too hard your just going to make life harder on yourself.
    this method is liken to a hand held impact driver and works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvphatty View Post


    this method is liken to a hand held impact driver and works well.
    It's not though. An impact driver applies torque, a hammer on the screwdriver puts force down the axis of the bolt, increasing the plastic deformation that keeps fasteners tight.

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    STRIPPED TORX T25 head - AVID cleansweep ROTOR SCREW

    It also shocks the joint which in most cases will break the threadlock and allow you to looses it, I've used this before and it does work. You could also pick up a handheld impact driver for under $20 at Harbor Freight or auto parts store.

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    STRIPPED TORX T25 head - AVID cleansweep ROTOR SCREW

    If all of the other bolts are already out, put them back in and torque them down. This will remove some of the tension on the stripped bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    It's not though. An impact driver applies torque, a hammer on the screwdriver puts force down the axis of the bolt, increasing the plastic deformation that keeps fasteners tight.
    yes indeed it is IF applied with the necessary twisting force just as an impact does. It's quite effective in many cases but not all.

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    STRIPPED TORX T25 head - AVID cleansweep ROTOR SCREW

    Vice grips. Don't crush the bolt head.

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    Re: STRIPPED TORX T25 head - AVID cleansweep ROTOR SCREW

    You could try these.
    http://m.sears.com/productdetails.do...r=00952154000P

    They're made for extracting phillips head but i don't see why they wouldn't work for torqx, the idea is the same - sharp reverse threaded threads which dig themselves into the medal. If it doesn't work, trust me you will use those someday and they will save you a lot of hassle.

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