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Which is a better way to repair a stripped screw hole that is too large?

Which is a better way to repair a stripped screw hole that is too large?

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Old 01-03-09, 01:06 PM
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Which is a better way to repair a stripped screw hole that is too large?

Which is a better way to repair a stripped screw hole that is too large? To insert broken tooth picks with glue into the screw hole or to inject epoxy into the screw hole.
 
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It depends on the screw hole. Sometimes a bigger and longer screw will resolve the problem. Match sticks, tooth picks, and wood dowels are options. Problem with epoxy is that it gets hard. Wood expands and contracts and the epoxy plug can pop or be pulled out. Too, if screw is installed before epoxy is completely dry, you will not be able to get the screw out again.
 
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Old 01-03-09, 02:35 PM
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Kabob sticks coated with glue work great.
 
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Old 01-03-09, 03:41 PM
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A golf tee is already shaped like a #10 screw, and if you glue it in and cut it off flush, you almost have new wood to deal with.
 
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Old 01-03-09, 04:13 PM
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Hey Chandler I agree, but not everyone plays golf, and some of the tees have so much paint or laquer on them the glue doesn't penetrate to the wood grain.

They fit perfect, but it all depends on the tee and the person.
 
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I agree, I have to steal them from my BIL.
 
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Hey Chandler I agree, but not everyone plays golf, and some of the tees have so much paint or laquer on them the glue doesn't penetrate to the wood grain.

They fit perfect, but it all depends on the tee and the person.
WHAt????? Not EVERYONE plays golf?? You have shattered my world!!!! How on earth do they survive???
 
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try dipping the sharpend end if a pencile in some glue, tap it into the hole and trim it flush give it about an hour and put the screw back in. as the screw goes in the graphite will flake out


just another great trick a very old craftsman tought me
 
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which is better

It depends to a large extent on how large the hole is. Depending on the situation, it may be possible to simply use a larger screw. I have applied glue to toothpicks and wood slivers and tapped them into the hole with success. On large holes I have done the same thing with dowels.
 
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