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Worn truss rod nut, phillips

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by daahoud, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Neck has Truss rod nut's stuck and doesn't move and......
    Nut is really bad figure.
    Anyone has solution to fix it or take it off to replace ?
    Nut doesn't look like steel but kinda weak as brass.
    Thank you.

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  2. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    Put a big flat head screwdriver in there. Looks like ish, but not too bad to work with.

    Folks see an X and wanna use a Phillips head, but it's the wrong tool for the job.
  3. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    A StewMac article had a tip about a stuck truss rod nut. Heat the end of a screw driver and allow the heat to transfer to the nut. One might have to do this multiple times until the nut absorbs some heat. The heat will expand the nut and hopefully it'll break free.
  4. 4-stringB


    Jun 10, 2010
    A #3 Phillips will work the best. Because it is a four bladed, versus the flat tip, you'll have more contact area. Also, the heat thing sounds like it has some potential, and the #3 will conduct better...and maybe a drop of penetrating oil?...And if worse comes to worse, an Easyout (a reverse threaded, tapered tap) may be in order
  5. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    You are NOT to use a Phillips!!!. NEVER. It was never intended for Phillips!

    I don't care if it works, it is simply the wrong tool for the job!! Period. Large flat blade and the offsets work well.
  6. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    A soldering iron would be more effective in expanding the nut by heat than heating a screw driver.
  7. Thank you All.
    I was not brave enough to turn the nut.
    I used 3/8" blade flat screw driver and I work like offset since I don't have real one.
    Nut's naughty-worn (kekek) and fill the hole to lock it.
    Eventually nut scraped some wood but that works :)

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  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    You should replace it as well.