Re: String-Locking Screw Head Twisted Off! (RG50DX)
If that was directed at me then you're the one that's a Dick.
The extractor set I bought was $32. I'm sure your $2 deal is a high quality tool though. But let's not forget, he's also going to need a center punch, a drill, a very sharp bit, and a vise to hold the saddle in, things we might take for granted, but not things everybody will have. Then consider this is a compression break, not a mating break which is what extractors are most effective on. It took lots of force to break the head off that bolt compressing the lock block, more torque than can be applied with an easy out most of the time. For all those reasons I recommend spending $25 to replace the saddle and be done with it in 2 minutes, instead of spending more, dealing with far more aggravation, and most likely never get the bolt out in the end. And forget the fact, he's still needs to buy a new bolt anyway!
The string lock screw he broke isn't the saddle lockdown screw, there is nothing to keep him from removing and replacing the saddle, very easily.
Now stop acting like a prick when giving your holier than thou advice and acting like everything and everyone is beneath you.
Last edited by Rich; 11-06-2011 at 04:09 PM.