Broke blade at the tip near barrel

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  1. guevarragv

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    My foil blade broke right at the barrel. There is no blade sticking out of the barrel that I can grab or put on a vice.

    Any tips about how to remove the remaining portion of the blade to salvage the barrel?
     
  2. Purple Fencer

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    You can't...even Dan DeChaine can't get that out. Even if you Do manage to get something like a screw extractor to do the job, it's not worth the effort.

    Pull the screws, spring, and tip for spares...the barrel's a lost cause.
     
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  3. guevarragv

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    Bummer
     
  4. guevarragv

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    Boom.

    Thanksgiving miracle achieved.
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  5. EldRick

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    Amazing! How did you grab the broken end?
     
  6. Purple Fencer

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    Looks like there was enough of the slot showing at the broken end that he could get a screwdriver on it...which is usually NOT the case.

    Good job!
     
  7. guevarragv

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    At first I was thinking to try to tap a groove into the the remaining piece to try to "screw" it out. After I pushed the tip cup and remaining wire through, I decided to jam the largest precision screwdriver I had into the broken piece like Purple Fencer said and gave it a turn.

    I was skeptical that it would work. Fortunately, it did.
     
  8. Mac A. Bee

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    As we said in the Army "Use a bigger hammer.";)
     
  9. Mergs

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    Amen!! :D
     
  10. dcchew

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    A comment or two. A brand new foil barrel costs about $5 to $6. One of my good jeweler's screwdrivers costs about $15. If you're going to try this, please use an old screwdriver. Good quality tools are hard to find.
     
  11. guevarragv

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    I though it was, "Hurry up and wait." :)
     
  12. guevarragv

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    Yeah, it was one from a $1.00 set from the dollar store.
     
  13. Mergs

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    Yeah, well there is that too. Especially if you are using the Air Force for transportation! :rolleyes:
     
  14. Purple Fencer

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    Oooohhh...SHOTS FIRED!
     
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    I got my favourite tip screwdriver from a 100 Yen store and use that one before any of the more expensive ones from 'better' brands.
     

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