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Well I just sent a text to my neighbor and am going to grab his #2 Phillips...I'll let ya all know if that helps
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Alrighty so my phillips is the same size, but just so old and worn it wasn't working for me. Guess when you go into the tool box after 10 years things aren't always useful.

Worked perfectly. But I still proved that guy wrong! (and he proved me wrong but shhh)
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He wasnt saying a phillips head is impossible to strip in general, he was saying that the plastic in the fan will strip before the screw if youre doing it right.

You obviously were not doing it right.

This is the basics of using hand tools, if you cant manage you probably shouldnt be trying to undertake such things.
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He wasnt saying a phillips head is impossible to strip in general, he was saying that the plastic in the fan will strip before the screw if youre doing it right.

You obviously were not doing it right.

This is the basics of using hand tools, if you cant manage you probably shouldnt be trying to undertake such things.
Learning from my mistakes due to lack of knowledge on a subject helps me understand. It is already clear to me that I was doing it wrong. You don't have to act like the guy in the store
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post #15 of 24
Thats not stripped. You grounded the damn head off. You were definitely using the wrong size.
    
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post #16 of 24
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Ok I was not being completely serious about that, I was trying to make a little joke out of it. I know, I beat the hell out of that ONE screw just to go with the "impossible to do" part. Wow...cut me a break, obviously if I didn't know how big #2 phillips was I do not know my way around tools, so I was giving a bit of make fun!
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post #17 of 24
h-h-hoow do you strip steel screws going into plastic? I mean really.
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post #18 of 24
Yes, you made a little joke out of it at youre expense, so we laugh at you. Why are you getting defensive?
post #19 of 24
you can strip nearly any phillips head screw if your not using the correct size screw driver and trying to over tighten it alot of people know this and i do as i have done cabinet making before in the back shed of our house
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post #20 of 24
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Well after explaining to my neighbor why I couldn't get it before, he laughed and let me keep the bit

What a wonderful gain after such a mess, thanks all!
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