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When was the last time you changed your screws?

HortonHorton Posts: 27,872 Administrator
edited October 2013 in Skis Fins Bindings
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I went to the nut and bolt store today and stocked up. When ever I work on someones skis I always throw away any nasty screws. If you have ever had a bad screw wreck a ski you will never forget it.

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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,591 Mega Baller
    Yep, You're definately screwed!i
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,148 Mega Baller
    edited October 2013
    I was burned a few times by old screws or even holes getting stripped, and done for the day, so have been carrying extras in my Rubbermaid tub filled with ski junk for a long time. Have used this many times on my stuff and for others.

    Not expensive and keeps stuff organized for quick access.


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    SkiJay
  • ralral Posts: 1,711 Mega Baller
    I pulled out the ones in my neck on Tuesday...
    Rodrigo Andai
    A_Btsixam
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,804 Mega Baller
    @AB -

    I'll one up that - for common hardware sizes I have a bin for the hardware size, anytime I need hardware I add the extras to the bin. And if I ever buy a Tap or Die for that size, I put it in the bin with the correct size hardware.

    But for waterskis there is one extra tool - called a bottoming tap.

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    Because it has no taper you can use it to clean up the inserts in the ski, take something like a small nail and check the depth of the insert's hole - then mark your tap with some tape so you don't go too deep.
    A_B
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,872 Administrator
    8/32 for everything but Razor

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  • OTFOTF Posts: 325 Crazy Baller
    Switched all of mine to flat head cap screws with an allen drive. I still check before each set but have not found a loose screw since and never have the pesky stripped drive. I also use a Wiha torque driver so I don't accidentally over tighten and strip the inserts.
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,148 Mega Baller
    @bracemaker, I only have one to clean out threads on fin box. See second compartment down from top on left. Not a bad idea to have them ready for every fitting. I have busted off bolts in the fin box before, so lube them up a few times in season and chase the threads to clean up any oxidation.
  • GaryWilkinsonGaryWilkinson Posts: 339 Solid Baller
    @horton. Do you if they are 100 or 82 degree tapered heads?
    I used to do a lot of radio-controlled planes and these guys were great at providing fasteners at great prices.
    http://www.microfasteners.com/home.php?cat=589

    Have a look.
    Gw.
    I need to ski back to the handle obviously.
    klindyA_B
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,872 Administrator
    @OTF I always hand tighten and really more like fingertip tighten. I would rather have a screw a little loose then over tightened.

    Allen head screws are pain in the ass.

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  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,872 Administrator
    edited October 2013
    @GaryWilkinson

    interesting. that is a great site

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