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.