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Old 10-17-2017, 09:16 PM
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carefully dremel off the head of the screw
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:18 PM
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carefully dremel off the head of the screw
Maybe...but if you want the shaft itself out this is not a good idea.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:34 AM
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If you go to the trouble of using a dremel, grind a couple of flats in the haed and use pliers or a wrench.

Visegrips are the worst kept secret for removal.

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Old 10-18-2017, 03:17 PM
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well i guess i need to make a visit to the park with my bucket of hand tools!

at least those screws aren't super long so they won't be that terrible....
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Old 10-20-2017, 06:35 PM
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get a small, thin cutting wheel with a shaft. put it in your drill. grind a slot for a flat screwdriver. use aforementioned flat screwdriver to remove screw.

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Old 10-20-2017, 07:32 PM
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Depending on how long those crews have been in a flat blade screwdriver will likely just tear the head up. After removing and refinishing the 54 baskets at Farragut State Park, I'm telling you that the answer is Vicegrips, plain and simple...
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:26 PM
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Depending on how long those crews have been in a flat blade screwdriver will likely just tear the head up. After removing and refinishing the 54 baskets at Farragut State Park, I'm telling you that the answer is Vicegrips, plain and simple...
No impact driver possible? There are even bits for removing some of these style bolts. Never tried on baskets though personally.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:08 PM
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No impact driver possible? There are even bits for removing some of these style bolts. Never tried on baskets though personally.
Didn't have one to try, so I don't know. We did have the manufacturer supplied tool and we used it successfully and a couple of baskets and without success on many more. The tool has a couple of carbide points that are intended to "bite" into the head. Even if we could get it to bite it was hard to get enough torque and crowd on the tool to back the screws out.

I suppose if you had the carbide tool chucked into an impact driver you might be able to get them loose, but the screws we took out were very tight all of the way out. They'd been in a while for sure.

Once we had the Vicegrip on we could simply turn them all of the way out. With the driver it was a little bit at a time.

I'm sure that there are other ways to skin this cat, but most folks have access to Vicegrips and I don't see a downside to using them.

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Old 11-28-2017, 08:36 AM
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For the record, I did end up using a pair of vice grips to swap out the hardware on my damaged baskets. They paired up nicely with some adjustable pliers. I made the repairs on separate occasions, but each basket took about 30 minutes on my own.

Ironically, the new poles didn't have a slot for the one way screw at the catcher, so I only had to put two back. Worked out though because each basket had one that was amazingly bent yet still in tact.



Side story: As I'm carrying the pole down the hill to make the repair, a pair of guys playing the hole say "that hole isn't the right height" (since the short broken pole). So in I come to magically make the fix. I get done just before they come around to play the hole again and same guy parks one at that pin (semi-blind downhill shot) but I opted to switch pins since I could finally do it. He wasn't as happy after that!
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