alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Screw heads snapped off, remainder in frame
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« on: July 13, 2019, 01:56:31 PM »

Got another reel in the mail today and two of the left side plate screws looked to be missing at first.  Upon closer inspection, I noticed the screws were in there, just the heads snapped off.  The remaining part of the screws are in there about 2mm deep.  Any hope extracting those or should I just find another frame?  It's on an Abu 5500 HCL I got on eBay for $15.  Other than that, the reel is in great shape.  What are my options?
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2019, 02:36:12 PM »

remove everything from the frame and torch it for about 20 seconds.  that should cook the corrosion enough that the screw stud might easily coax out. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2019, 02:44:04 PM »

Any tips on what to use after I heat it up? The screw is down in the there a bit. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 06:17:46 AM »

I had once somewhat similar case. Without heating I just put a small flat screwdriver into the hole and the screw remain came out nicely when rotating screwdriver anti-clockwise.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 08:09:20 AM »

Torch it till it glows, hit it with some freeze off, reach in with a tiny flat screwdriver and keep your fingers crossed.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2019, 05:02:13 AM »

A very steady hand and a dremel will help. Use a very, very thin drill. I had this problem on a 4601 and managed to get the screw out without damaging the thread...

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 10:13:50 AM »

If you have to drill out the broken screws reverse your drill and use left handed drills bits.  McMaster has them as should any well stocked industrial supply house.
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