RL Policar

RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of MtnBikeRiders.com and BikeCommuters.com. Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).


3 thoughts on “How to remove a stripped torx head or screw

  1. Aw, that’s not nearly as fun as cutting a slot into the remaining head and pounding the bejeezus out of it with an impact driver!

    Gotta say that your “screwout” bits work the best of any I’ve seen…I have an old Craftsman set that is quite different, and they are very hit or miss (about a 40% success rate). They are manually turned with a tap holder, though, so I’ll bet the drill provides better torque.

  2. Jack do you see the red Ibex in the background hanging. Well the mfg screwed in an alum cover for the brake bosses incorrectly and the allen head on it was stripped.

    I used the same tool mentioned above to remove the boss cap. Worked like a charm!


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