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Old 12-17-2016, 06:03 AM
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What's that stuff that you put on old stuck screws to loosen them?

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Old 12-17-2016, 06:05 AM
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Penetrating oil?? Not sure but I think that should help.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:15 AM
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Let the oil do it's job and let it sit for awhile most of the day. You don't want to strip the screw. Good luck.
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:33 PM
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if the machines are old enough you may find left hand thread screws. Just FYI
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Old 12-17-2016, 03:29 PM
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Is it WD-40??
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:02 PM
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No, "they" say not to use wd-40 on machines. DH wen to Home Depot and found the one I'd read about - PB blaster. He's into guns, so I use his tools and "stuff". The other day, I was trying to get some feed dogs out of a machine and didn't have room. I had bought some offset screwdrivers at harbor Freight, but the heads were too big for the screw. So, what did he have stashed in his room? A brand new set of Chapman screwdrivers! They are perfect for messing with sewing machines. The feed dogs came right out.

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Old 12-17-2016, 05:32 PM
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Liquid wrench? Not sure how safe it is for finish of machine.
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Old 12-17-2016, 06:28 PM
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I'm glad you figured it out bkay!!

And glad to hear you now have a great set of tools to help you. The right tools make every job easier.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:28 AM
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When you go to take the screw out, hold firm steady pressure on the screw, not just a hard twist. Let it break itself loose.
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:21 PM
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Thanks, Ken. I stripped a screw on a Touch and Sew today. I was soft metal, but still...

I forgot to spray it with the stuff.

This is a learning process for me. Hopefully, the parts will be usable when I finish.

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