Corrosion worked its magic and I broke a couple of bolts while working on my car (FoMoCo). I cannot find replacements or even know the trade name of this type of bolt head. The threads are the same as a machine bolt/screw, but the head is narrow and long, flat, thin, and slides into a slot on the bottom of a plastic housing for a fuse/relay panel which then bolts through the fender liner. [more inside]
I'm trying to fix my phone. How do I deal with a very tiny, hard to get at screw with a stripped head? [more inside]
I just received some replacement cam screws and locks from Ikea and the locks are plastic! Are all Ikea cam locks plastic now? Alternatively, do Billy bookcases come with plastic locks now? I bought mine years ago and they were metal. Picture of what a cam screw and lock look like in case they go by some other name I don't know
Recent convert to DJ Screw's mind-boggling 3 'n the Mornin', Pt. 1. Pulled down the lion's share of his catalog but I'm stumped as where to go from here. Any Screw fans have a road map handy for navigating his enormous discography?
What kind of knob will thread on to this lamp control? [more inside]
I want a portable, legs-that-screw-in wood table. Does anybody know what kind of hardware I need to make this happen or of a table for sale that has legs made to screw on and off frequently OR a folding leg table of wood that is truly a cut above a regular card table? [more inside]
What do you do with a screw that turns freely and won't unscrew? I'm trying to replace the brake light bulb on my Audi A4, but the screw that holds the brake light assembly in place turns and turns without unscrewing. I assume that the corresponding nut is loose, or that whatever it seats into is broken, but I'm stumped.
A screw that holds the wood facing facing of my silverware drawer onto the glides broke in the wood. After a long protracted battle, it ended up having to be "chiseled" out, making a big mess, and making a big crater in the facing. Good news, it is on the inside so it isn't an eyesore. Bad news, I have no idea how to fix it. I need to be able to put a screw back in - in that same spot. The crater/hole is about 1/4" deep and about 1" in diameter, and basically is as deep as the screw was drilled. I can't afford to go much deeper to grab into new wood bc it will drill into the front exposed part of the facing. My question is - can I use wood putty to fill the crater? Will that hold a screw strongly? Everything I've looked into about wood filler doesn't really address holding a screw that is used often so I'm not sure. Most talk about using a toothpick or matchstick but that won't work here because the crater is shallow and wide, and there is no hole anymore, just the crater. Handymen and women, please advise! thanks in advance!
What is this metal thingy from my computer case? Pictures inside. [more inside]
My CPA didn't do my taxes. What's the best way to proceed? [more inside]
Can anyone identify this screw/bolt head and tell me what type of tool I need to remove it? The screw head has 5 radiating flanges/splines, with a raised central hub. It does not appear to be a (security) Torx head. Photos: bolt closup and bolt in situ. The bolt/screw in question is located in a Braun coffee grinder (model KMM30, 3045). The grinder was made in Mexico and sold in the USA.
Should I have the rod and screws removed from my broken ankle now that it's healed, or leave them in for life?
On 11/15/09 I slipped on ice, fractured my fibula and dislocated my tibia at the ankle joint. I had ORIF surgery that night and a rod and five screws were placed. Since then the fracture has healed and I am having a hard time deciding whether my hardware should stay. [more inside]
I need some help identifying a fastener. [more inside]
will a M6 cap screw allow me to use a higher torque spec than and M5 cap screw [more inside]
My recently purchased impact driver strips the heads of screws. Is this normal? [more inside]
What's the proper hex screwdriver to use to remove the four hex screws on the metal sleeve in a (black) MacBook hard drive? 5/64" seems the closest, but it's been a real struggle. 1.5mm is too small and 2mm seems too large.
How do nails/screws get stuck in tires? [more inside]
How do I go about drilling holes (for hanging things) in my flat without ruining my walls? [more inside]
I am trying to replace a laptop keyboard but the final screw has burred and neither the regular or precision screwdriver works. If someone suggests that I go to repairman and 50 bucks to fix this, I am likely to do serious damage to this laptop (namely by throwing it against a wall). Any ideas? [more inside]
CarpentryFilter: What solutions, traditional or otherwise, might I employ to fix the problem of exposed points of wood screws?
CarpentryFilter: What solutions, traditional or otherwise, might I use to fix a problem exposed points of wood screws? [more inside]
Help me ScrewFilter! I have an old Sony Clie I want to open to replace the battery but Sony used evil, tiny 5 pronged tamper resistant screws. [more inside]
Where can I find screws to temporarily attach fabric to upholstery? (Description inside) [more inside]
I can't unscrew stuck screws from inside the ram compartment of my powerbook... very tight space and very delicate. What can I do? I have a suspicion that an ant or two has crawled in my titanium powerbook G4 (let's not talk about the ants!) and I wanted to open it up by taking up the keyboard/track pad assembly so I can inspect it, armed with a nice spray can of air. [more inside]
What does 4-40 mean when I'm looking to buy some machine screws? How big is that in real units?