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    wanted to shorten my draw length on my alien X, but i cant budge 3 of the 4 module screws. ive twisted up one allen wrench, broke another, bloodied my fingers, heated the screws with a soidering iron and soked the screws with wd-40 and still wont budge. any suggestions?

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    don't heat them - that makes metal expand and it will just make it worse

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    could try heating[ carefully ] again and then quenching with water to shrink them and break the seal. might help but I would be careful especially if they are fiber mods.

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    Hey Merry Christmas
    Ive hade the same problem what i ended up doing is drilling out the screw and putting a diferent one in prolly not what you wanted to hear

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    before they are fubar, go to your local auto parts store and find out if they have any easy outs, and invest in quality allens... make sure the pressure is off the limbs... could be putting side torque on the screws... typically allens are famous for stripping their intended screws... not the other way around... be sure you are using "standard" measurement allens... or you will be $%cked...worst case you might have to drill em and re tap them holes... but if you allen is slipping I would invest in a "quality" american made set before going any further... the correct allen should barely fit in the hole and have no wiggle what so ever...zip zero zilch... if it does, its 1. stripped or 2. not the right tool for the job. and/or possibly 3. just a plain old chinese junk tool

    good luck

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    The one that broke was an "Allen" Allen wrench and the one that twisted is a craftsman. so I'm supposing their quailty tools. I'm 45 and have Learned over the years to buy quality tools and leave the junk tools alone. I talked to Joel at Martin the other day and it's covered by warrenty, so I think I'm just sending it in Monday. I'm to the point of doing more damage than good. Let the experts fix it. besides that, I don't have replacement screws.

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    once you mail it, you won't see it for three weeks, I don't care what they say... as long as you are cool with that, then i would do the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfisserious View Post
    once you mail it, you won't see it for three weeks, I don't care what they say... as long as you are cool with that, then i would do the same
    ive still got my firecat to keep me happy

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    this is all to funny to me... I play golf, I bow hunt, and I own two 1969 el camino's ...I have two sets of taylormade golf clubs... and one old set of macgregors...

    I can see the writing on the wall if you will... I am most definately going to need a back up martin bow...

    my gf is going to think I am completely crazy

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    Two won't be enough

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