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Old 15-02-2013, 13:59   #1
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Oversized Phillips head bolts

The front cleat on my Catalina 36 is mounting using 4 large heavy stainless steel bolts. They have a large Phillips head slots on the top and then under the deck use washers and bolts.

The problem I am having is that the largest phillips head bit I can find is a #3 which is dwarfed by the slot and I cannot get enough purchase on the bolt to remove the bolts underneath. It there a source for oversized phillips head bits that anyone knows of? I have tried marine stores that sell the same bolts, numerous specialty bolt and tool sellers but nothing has turned up.
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Old 15-02-2013, 14:15   #2
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Re: Oversized Phillips head bolts

There are #4's available.
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Old 15-02-2013, 14:30   #3
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Re: Oversized Phillips head bolts

There are big ones available. Not sure where to steer you though. I've got a huge Phillips screwdriver with a hex flat section to put your wrench on, not sure where it came from though.
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Impact driver sets usually include large philips bits
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Re: Oversized Phillips head bolts

Look for the black sockets and accessories in the tools section.
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Re: Oversized Phillips head bolts

I used work for a competitior to Phillips Screw. I was warned always to call them "crossheads". !!!

same with Allen keys, thats was banned too.!!

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Old 15-02-2013, 14:59   #7
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Re: Oversized Phillips head bolts

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Old 15-02-2013, 16:33   #8
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Re: Oversized Phillips head bolts

Thanks for the link!
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Autoparts store. Get a cheap impact screwdriver set.

If you can get the hang of using one, that and proper technique will remove about anything.
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