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Stripped cabinet bolt suggestions


By delt31

6 months ago



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    #1 6 months ago

    I'm trying to remove the bolt that holds the panel to the head of the pinball as I'm trying to install mirror blades but one of those bolts is stripped. Any suggestions on removing it?

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    #2 6 months ago

    Skins has a better solution than I did--forgot it was a carriage bolt.

    #3 6 months ago

    If the hex head is snug in the cabinet, unbolt the head from the hinge. The hinge bolt is a carriage bolt and the hinge has a square hole to lock the carriage bolt in place. Use the hinge to spin the bolt out. You may have to put pressure on the hex head to help it not spin in the cabinet. I have had success getting them to spin that way without having to hack anything.

    #4 6 months ago

    The last ditch effort is to epoxy an Allen wrench in there, but make sure you put a couple slivers of wood to help fill the gaps

    #5 6 months ago

    All fixed! Ended up pushing up on the wrench and catching it so I could turn and it worked

    I don't think they sell these carriage bolts at home Depot. Anywhere you can buy besides ordering online? I don't really need anything else right now...

    #6 6 months ago
    Quoted from delt31:

    I don't think they sell these carriage bolts at home Depot.

    Any local real hardware store will have them.

    The proper term is "Sex Bolt"

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    But, you only need the male stud, yes? The female half is still good?

    #7 6 months ago

    i can't tell if any of this is serious!

    #8 6 months ago

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_bolt

    You guys never had middle school shop class where you had to learn the types of bolts in the USA?

    #9 6 months ago

    If the female half is unstripped, then all you need is a standard male socket head bolt.

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    #10 6 months ago

    Ace Hardware has a much better selection of hardware than Home Depot or Lowes.

    #11 6 months ago

    Bushing and below it are the various matching carriage bolts.

    https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/02-4352

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    #12 6 months ago
    Quoted from delt31:

    i can't tell if any of this is serious!

    Yes!

    AKA “Chicago screw”

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    #13 6 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_bolt
    You guys never had middle school shop class where you had to learn the types of bolts in the USA?

    shop classes are the only reason I graduated high school. This is where I learned the electrical outlets were the female receivers for the male plugs. I never knew these barrel bolts were called sex bolts.

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