Tripod screw broke (stock inside)

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preferredfault Regular Member • Posts: 328
Re: Tripod screw broke (stock inside)

A low tech solution could be to take some thin sturdy bar of metal and super glue it to the piece and try to rotate it out that way. I'd try that before drilling. Don't use just a dab on the bottom, but put enough on there that it goes up the side of whatever piece of metal you're gluing to it, for better adhesion so that it doesn't break off when you're trying to rotate it. Just be careful to not get glue on the threads.  Some painters tape could help with that.

I wouldn't even necessarily try to drill it out if that fails, instead I would try to etch a screwdriver pattern into it and then use a screwdriver to rotate it out.

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