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Old 3rd March 2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Hi, a crying man is writing. May be it is an OT in this section, anyway these are the facts.

Screwing a Tang Band W4 on cabinet the screw driver slides making a hole in the cone suspension. It is 10 mm length and 5 mm width, I have the piece of detached rubber.

Can I do anything to repair this damage?

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Old 4th March 2011, 04:38 AM   #2
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Here is a picture of my damage
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Old 4th March 2011, 04:51 AM   #3
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I canīt see the pic :/
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Hi, a crying man is writing. May be it is an OT in this section, anyway these are the facts.

Screwing a Tang Band W4 on cabinet the screw driver slides making a hole in the cone suspension. It is 10 mm length and 5 mm width, I have the piece of detached rubber.

Can I do anything to repair this damage?

Many thanks to all of you

Ziocalepino
I've repaired damaged surrounds using black RTV silicone. First I align the break/tear with masking tape and then use a small brush to apply the silicone. Masking tape goes on the outside and the RTV silicone is applied from the inside, underside. After the silicone dries, carefully peel away the masking tape.
RTV silicone tends to be thick, but it can be thinned with a little bit of Lacquer Thinner.
Sometimes I've wanted to apply RTV silicone with syringe for pinpoint application. I squeeze out a lot of silicone into a throw away container, stir in Lacquer thinner as needed and then when the mixture is uniformly thin I pour the mixture into a disposable hobby syringe.
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Old 4th March 2011, 06:37 AM   #5
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That is quite a hol. You can patch it, but it will nevr be the same. Start saving up for a replacement. You should try to fix it (i'd use the RTV, to glue the piece back in) and put it to a less critical use.

I always practise safe screw driving when installing drivers,

1/ drill a pilot hole.
2/ practise safe screwing. Always place you habd such that th screwdriver puts a hole in your hand, not the driver -- your hand will heal.
3/ Do not use slot or Philips scres. Hew or Robertsone are a lot harder to make slip.
4/ no powerscrew drivers.

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I have done the same thing, not on my driver but in a shop i was "working at" for a week. They didn't find out about and it was the last week. I used a machine screwdriver and slipped at put it straight through the suspension

When i screw close to drivers, and other things you got to be careful with, i always place my hand around the screwdriver so it can only move up, down or around. If i would slip it would be stopped by my hand. I prefer to get a little hole in my hand rather that putting it straight through a driver
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That is quite a hol. You can patch it, but it will nevr be the same. Start saving up for a replacement. You should try to fix it (i'd use the RTV, to glue the piece back in) and put it to a less critical use.

I always practise safe screw driving when installing drivers,

1/ drill a pilot hole.
2/ practise safe screwing. Always place you habd such that th screwdriver puts a hole in your hand, not the driver -- your hand will heal.
3/ Do not use slot or Philips scres. Hew or Robertsone are a lot harder to make slip.
4/ no powerscrew drivers.

dave
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Sucky Torn Drivers?

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3/ Do not use slot or Philips scres. Hew or Robertsone are a lot harder to make slip.
4/ no powerscrew drivers.
I agree wholeheartedly. Never, EVER use a slotted screw and Phillips only under diress. I use either Robertson or Allen heads. I disagree about power screw drivers though. I just feel more secure holding the handle of my 12v power driver.

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I agree wholeheartedly. Never, EVER use a slotted screw and Phillips only under diress. I use either Robertson or Allen heads. I disagree about power screw drivers though. I just feel more secure holding the handle of my 12v power driver.

Bob

I'm with ya there Bob - just remember to pilot drill and set the torque clutch gingerly when using brass screws.
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