What is 'stripping' a screw?

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  1. wovva
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    I've seen lots of people complain about this, what does it mean to strip a screw, and what is the best tool to buy to avoid this problem.

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    The right size screwdriver.

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  3. Harsky

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    Normall a screw has "+" on the top. Using a wrong sized screwdriver and trying to remove the screw will result in the "+" slowly being turned into an "o" and then the screwdriver can't grip the screw anymore
     
  4. wovva
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    Ahhh, I see.

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  5. Perplexer

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    As opposed to "screwing" a stripper, which is a different issue altogether!

    Invest in a tri-wing. We made our own, and it took hours to get everything open properly!
     
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  8. jhoff80

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    I had a triwing and got through all those fine, my issue with stripping a screw was on one of the fan duct phillips head screws, even though I had the proper size screwdriver and everything.

    Luckily it wasn't necessary to undo that to get my Wiinja installed, but I was also going to try to put my wavebird receiver internally.
     
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    lol, i understand my question was kind of impossible to answer... oh well, ill know in a few days [​IMG]
     
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  12. Fatal

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    Uhh...what exactly was your question?
     
  13. FuManChuu

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    LOL... damn clicking on threads through the mainpage... i responded to one thread, and then put the response to my response in another :>

    Anyway, my question was about how bad stripping is... but its really visual, and tough to explain.

    I was using a torx4 to open er up, and that works fine for the top ones... but those chincy grey screws started stripping. Its not a circle at all, its more of a triangle, and it still has a little bend in at the middle joints... I was wondering if anyone had experienced slight stripping, and then with proper tools, managed to save it.