Remove Stuck Skateboard Truck Hardware Bolts
Remove Stuck Skateboard Truck Hardware Bolts

Today I’ve got some new trucks and wheels
that I want to put on this board but when I was taking the hardware off of this truck
here one of the bolts stripped and now I’ve got to take it off. Now this does happen.
It’s not super common but when it does it can be a real pain. And what I’m going to
do is tell you how to take if off really easily. Here are two new screwdrivers that are the
most used sizes around the house. The smaller is size one and the larger size two. Damage
to a screw head can be caused by using the wrong size driver for a different size screw
head. Skateboard hardware is size number two bolts. So use the bigger number two driver
when tightening or removing hardware. The Phillips head or cross head screw was
originally designed for the driver to cam out, meaning to slip out of the screw head
once it reached the end to prevent over tightening. So the wrong size driver and a damaged driver
or bit can cam out a lot easier causing damage like stripping. The fastest and most hassle free way to remove
a stubborn piece of hardware from a skateboard is to drill it out right through the head.
And I like to start with a 5/32ths drill bit and finish with a 3/16ths.
Now to hold the nut and bolt in place, I’m going to use a pair of vice grips clamped
onto the nut. I don’t have to hold onto the vice grips. Just the weight of it alone
will just hold the nut in place. Now I’m going to show you how to take it
out. Before I start drilling out the hardware let’s take a close look at the head of that
bolt. Boy you can really see how stripped that is. I’m only going to drill down about
an 8th of an inch using a 5/32ths drill bit. That looks deep enough. Now I can finish off with
a 3/16ths drill bit. And the head usually just pops off onto the drill bit. You can
twist it off with a pair of pliers. As you can see removing stripped hardware
is very easy. With my new trucks and wheels mounted on this board I can go skate.

100 thoughts on “Remove Stuck Skateboard Truck Hardware Bolts”

  1. DosingBrick says:

    i sometimes use a flat head screwdriver and put in the groove that is less stripped 

  2. Mopar Tom's Garage says:

    just want to point out the screwdrivers you have are posi drive Phillips drive they have an extra bit between the 4 point of the star, it will make it slip out of you have a pz2 vs a p2 bit 

  3. tyeceratops says:

    Allen Head FTW

  4. Tavon Williams says:

    What about if you have that circular looking bolt or hexagonish?

  5. 6661Unfamous says:

    Thank you so much!!!

  6. jjones1428 says:

    This helped a lot thanks !!!!!!

  7. Kalib Linder says:

    Thanks this helped alot

  8. Freddy Krueger says:

    This helped alot omg . Thank you!!

  9. Jake Hartzell says:

    What kind of trucks do you guys recommend? I have a cheap pair I got off amazon just to start off, but now its time for an upgrade.

  10. HeadKnockers says:

    i dont have a drill -.-

  11. Big DripVevo says:

    I have hardware bolts that are rounded will the head pop off?

  12. Big DripVevo says:

    How can I fix my trucks if the hardware is domed and striped

  13. Cindy Kao says:

    This didn't work for me…but I still used the drill in another way and slowly got it off eventually, so thanks for the drill idea:)

  14. Abel Ochoa says:

    Can you do a video on how to take off damaged nut?

  15. Brett Metivier says:

    I wanna see you skate.

  16. FX3131 says:

    What works best for me is just hammer a flat head screwdriver into the bolt and hold it with the screwdriver while you remove the nut like you usually would. 
    Sorry for bad english 😉 

  17. elijah pringle says:

    would it still if their not stuck and just want get with allen hardware

  18. Leon says:

    man that doesn't seems easy at all. I will replace the screw as soon as I see its getting too hard to get out. 

  19. TheSanFranShow says:

    Is it only the head that pops off and of so how do I remove the rest of the nail

  20. magnusjohnsen skates says:

    one of my bolts is stuck but i dont have extra hardware

  21. Sam Marfleet says:

    On one of my tricks the Axel bolt is stuck. I turns when you loosen it with a skatetool but the bolt doesn't get looser it just turns on the axel

  22. YouPooped YourTube says:

    i did this and my bolt did not come off… same hardware, same drill bit etc.

  23. Riggs Peñano says:

    Can you make a video on how to clean rusted bearings

  24. YouPooped YourTube says:

    Hey Ratvision, PLEASE reply or anyone who has the same problem. One of my longboard bolts are stripped all the way, like it has no loosen mechanism to take it out.. I tried this and it only made it worse, i need a machine that goes INTO the bolt and takes it out, rather than making the hole bigger. Anyone have suggestions? I need to take off my Paris trucks because they are very old.

  25. wolfyplaysmc21 says:

    Does it have to be those exact sizes of the drill bits

  26. Elina Objirina says:

    Thats not a skateboard bolt

  27. syaari saidfudin says:


  28. overlockeer says:

    Just put a rubberband on the screw!

  29. Neil Adriane says:

    that's my problem to thank you

  30. TouDimeWylde says:

    Wow…. That… Is… Crazy.

  31. Taleb Shehadeh says:

    Thank you so much you helped me a lot

  32. ClassicBadger75 says:

    If you have dust in your bolt and you can't screw, just drill in it until the dust and sand comes out, then screw it out.

  33. John barfneck says:

    when you first get your board replace the Phillips head screws with either allen/hex  wrench head screws or star pattern/torx head screws then you wont have any stripped screw heads….×250.jpg………..……..just a suggestion….

  34. Omar Calderon Jr says:

    This didn't help me at all. I drilled and drilled but the screw never came out.

  35. Ricky Matrin says:

    You can just use the 5/32

  36. The Alisa Diaries says:

    why isn't Jesse making meth?

  37. TomsGaming says:

    How do you remove rusted wheel bolts? Mine can turn but then it gets to a point where you can't make it budge at all. I just got new trucks and wheels, I only need to take my old ones off to be able to get the bearings out

  38. tyler luht says:

    the fastest way is to put a rubber band over the head of the hardware, stick your bit into the rubber band and into the hardware, the rubber band will help get a bite on the hardware, you'll have it off in a second with no extra tools.

  39. YeahDoin says:

    Use a grinder

  40. ThatNoComplyGuy :D says:

    Get allen hardware.

  41. Dollar Bills says:

    I mean if your gonna take off your trucks and with a shitty board like that,do yourself a favour and buy a new board!

  42. #ligmagang says:

    This happened to me because I have a crappy Kriptonics board. I'm getting a new one soon.

  43. Twisted Lids says:

    Hey just wanted to let you know that you were using wood working drill bits

  44. Andrea Bergantin says:

    I bought some skate mental 0,875", are them ok for normal skateboard or are minded for other kind of boards?
    I have venture 5.0 low marquee toxic. please I can't find answers

  45. Davis Jansen says:

    I just hit it with a hammer and just like break it out

  46. S3RENITY says:

    See, the problem with this is…. Now i'm missing screw on my skateboard.

  47. I_Am_Elijah says:

    Anyone ever seen a video of him skating?…

  48. luis ramirez says:

    How does this work cause I've been trying so long and with the drill but there are still 3 bolts stuck and they just have a deep hole I can't get them out

  49. Smile More Skater says:

    Is there a method without a drill?

  50. Luma Sanchez says:

    Try unscrewing the hardware with the skate tool instead

  51. VIXEN MAXIMUS says:

    This is useful

  52. Josh Kendall says:

    if i used a skatetool instead of plyers would it damage my skatetool

  53. the goat says:

    Why don't you guys post more videos

  54. King Kups says:

    lol could have just drilled in one take with a correct rotation in the first place

  55. Sergio Ayala says:

    i didn't have a drill so i had to use a hammer and chisel to cut the bolt off and it only took five hours.

  56. Phen0mable says:

    I bet he shaves his legs

  57. Anki says:

    Why is that god damn screwhead even used? It completely sucks.

  58. Heinsohn 88 says:

    Do the drill has to be in reverse or something like that?

  59. dreadful __ says:

    shit's cool. liked video👍

  60. Hellrazerblazer says:

    Show how to do it without powered tools

  61. Ike Buttle says:

    I just pull the truck on a angle and stand on the deck and snap it

  62. ggxgang777 says:

    wow dude, this really helped me! I got new thunders and I could not take the old trucks off… then I went on youtube and found this video. man dude I don't know how to thank you enough. 🙂

  63. -chase says:

    i used to just get a freaking lighter and heat it up really hot and then force it out by just yanking it off. most of the time the screw would break in half but I got it out

  64. Ethan warmack says:

    Thanks to your fucking technic my dad drilled into his finger and fucking lost it

  65. Theo Singou says:

    super thanks but just a question do we do the same thing with allen bolts?

  66. Angelo says:

    Ok this is not actually easy and what would we do if we dont have a drill

  67. sketchy skateboarding says:

    do you even know what a skate tool it?

  68. Lover Boiii says:

    or get a ruuber band put it on the headset nd use screwdriver should give you more leverage to loosen nd take out …once you get the screw sticking out a good bit use vicegrips to hold while you unscrew with skate tool bolt

  69. ArtySh00t says:

    Thx duuude… Love you… like!

  70. Kalle Seppänen says:

    just use allen

  71. Ethan says:

    this saved my life!! i unscrewed all my hardware exept one stripped. i tried everything and this helps so much thank you

  72. Madhav Kalia says:

    thx man

  73. Vincent Castaneda says:

    hassle free my ass

  74. Jochmus says:

    1:48 for some reason I was blowing at the screen

  75. Billy Loaf says:

    i just took off the nut with tool and hammered the bolt off – why is it so complicated

  76. A Rijkse says:

    Okay so i just got a new board put on my older trucks in my local skateshop. The next day i am skateboarding and my hardware is falling of the board? Should i get new hardware or?

  77. Morgan Moir says:

    that wasnt stripped that was stuck

  78. Chase Duerlinger says:

    Thanks u made me break my 5/32

  79. Ht Sal says:

    WHOS HERE IN 2017

  80. Andy Nguyen says:

    Or you can just remove the nut from the bolt and remove the truck then knock out the screw with a hammer

  81. Mmhd alief says:

    i dont have drill, so there is others thing that i can do?

  82. Alexis Canet says:

    Thank god lol

  83. Ross Morse says:

    I clamped the vice grip onto the wrong nut…

  84. Abdullah Zafar says:

    Thanks bro 🙏

  85. newstart49 says:

    You'll break the drill bit- use a larger bit that won't as easily get caught in the screw. The screw is hardened and will dull your bit quickly.
    Try using an easy out.

  86. Nessunego says:

    Next time just use an elastic band between the screw and the screwdriver…

  87. Tyler Cox says:

    I usually just cut the nut off with a grinder, or if you don't own a grinder a reciprocating saw with a metal cutting blade also works.

  88. Tyler Cox says:

    This is also why I avoid using power tools to set my boards up.

  89. Zair Malik says:

    rubber band over the screw and turn it out no matter how destroyed it looks most of the time it will come out

  90. xX12VincEXx says:

    Because of that I use allen head hardware + looks better

  91. Gameplaye Z SSO i innych gier says:

    Is it possible to get them.out with non automatical tool?Like a screw driver…and did he put on this new hardware?

  92. C Lew says:

    Is the drill on tighten or loosen?

  93. DrillegGTGaming says:

    Doesn't work don't waste your time with this one

  94. Miguel Martinez says:

    First 30 seconds?

  95. Robbie Shields says:

    Happened to me today, I had to break the bolt in half. First time I've been thankful for cheap shitty metal

  96. A-10 Warthog says:

    I dont have a drill

  97. Peyton Kasinger says:

    I don’t know if this is the same problem but I wanna know if someone has a fix the screws and bolts are turning and I got one truck off no problem but the others are not coming off no matter how much I turn it it’s the right way and it’s so loose I can turn the bolts by hand the screws are going with and I can’t keep them still they are also rusted really bad so I’m trying to replace them

  98. Tyler Ahrens says:

    I had one bolt left on my longboard that was completely stripped. So what I did was use vise grips (as shown what you are holding), pushed the screw all the way forward, clamped on the vise grips to the screw, and started to move the screw left and right until the core of the screw was fairly soft, and then pulled as hard as I can with an angle. It broke like butter.

  99. Thorn The Red Dragon says:

    This helped SO much

  100. Trystan D. Cruise says:

    Ok and what if you don't have FCKIN POWER TOOLS!!!. Like obviously electric tools cutting through the fckin screw will work… Not practical at all

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