WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016 3:30:29 PM
USA, flag Darbonne

Stripped dagger plate insert

One of my dagger plate holes is stripped.  I tried a bigger screw, but now the larger screw will not bite.  I have the next larger screw, but I would like a more permanent solution.  A little help please.  Thanks.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 8:26:41 PM Reply: #1 
USA, flag Dan Weiss
Dan Weiss

Tony:  For a permanent solution, you will need to fill the offending hole with epoxy then insert the original screw.  Once the epoxy cures, back out the screw.  The epoxy will adopt the thread pattern. 

Be sure to coat the screw with wax or bar soap to allow it to release from the mold you are making.

Or, simply drill a properly-sized pilot hole into the hardened epoxy.  

Remember, use epoxy, not polyester resin.