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Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker 184

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Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« on: August 03, 2017, 04:19:14 PM »
Took out my Nanostriker to start a campfire at a cottage the other day and the firesteel broke off inside the threaded cap. I can't get any purchase on it to get the broken plug out.

My next firesteel will be bigger, the Exotac Nanostriker is too small for me fat fingers.

Can anyone recommend their favourite firesteel/ferrorod?




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Re: Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 04:48:18 PM »
Get a toothpick or cottonete Q-tip, put some crazy glue in it and try to glue it to the rod and then pull it out.

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« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 05:14:41 PM by pfrsantos »

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Re: Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 05:12:29 PM »
I've got some left hand drill bits and I very slowly drilled mine out. What happens is it starts drilling then 'bites' and unscrews the remainder of the rod. Worked for me when I broke mine. Like This

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Re: Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 05:17:02 PM »
I think a few people had a similar thing happen. I use generic Fleabay firesteels that are a few cents a piece when buying in bulk. Still the Exotac matchcase is :drool:

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Re: Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 05:21:25 PM »
I think a few people had a similar thing happen. I use generic Fleabay firesteels that are a few cents a piece when buying in bulk. Still the Exotac matchcase is :drool:

They are aren't they


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Re: Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 05:26:30 PM »
My favorite is without a doubt light my fire

http://www.lightmyfire.co....aspx#tab2:SPECIFICATIONS

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Re: Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 06:00:17 PM »
All good tips. I will try with the drill bit and if no luck then the glue.

I have the Mora Light my Fire collaboration knife.

Maybe the striker is the way to go.

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Re: Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 06:03:30 PM »
Never tried the mora with firesteel, just the "normal" one and it is much bigger if I remember correctly

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Re: Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 06:16:35 PM »
All good tips. I will try with the drill bit and if no luck then the glue.

I have the Mora Light my Fire collaboration knife.

Maybe the striker is the way to go.

Sent from my XT1563 using Tapatalk

Go with the glue first. Less chance of a mishap...
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It is just a matter of time before they add the word “Syndrome” after my last name.

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Eff the ineffable, scrut the inscrutable.

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Re: Busted my ExoTac Nanostriker
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2017, 08:08:50 PM »
I think a few people had a similar thing happen. I use generic Fleabay firesteels that are a few cents a piece when buying in bulk. Still the Exotac matchcase is :drool:

They are aren't they

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Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob

 

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