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Damaged heads
« on: March 05, 2021, 10:40:59 am »
I need a set of bolt/screw removers.  To remove snapped bolts or those with damaged heads.  Looking for recommendations of brand and type.  The one important factor is I never buy suspect quality tools; I will happily pay whatever the price is for top quality, reliable tools.  Suggestions?
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Re: Damaged heads
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 12:36:34 pm »
One of the first things to buy is a decent set
of LEFT handed drill bits in various sizes.

“Easy Out” type extractors have to be screwed
into a hole drilled into the bolt head / shank,
and by using a Left handed drill, as the drill bites
it can actually unscrew the bolt without needing
any further tools, or at least start to loosen it up !

Out of interest, is there a particular bolt
on your Trophy that needs removing ?

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Re: Damaged heads
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 02:04:28 pm »
A BSA, Alan  :016:
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Re: Damaged heads
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 04:30:59 pm »
Hi Ken
I have a full and comprehensive set of these, although in my limited experience they should not be called "Easy Outs", but more appropriately, "Hard Ins". If the bolt/stud has broken in  a casting when you tried to get it out with a spanner which is larger than the stud diameter, what chance is there with a peice of hardened steel which snaps like a carrot if you even dare look at it wrongly. I reckon you have more chance of seeing Elvis singing in Percy Main Club than having any joy with these.
Although I only have a limited knowledge of engineering procedures, I have only had one success in using these very tools of the Devil. You may borrow the lot, on condition you hoy (throw for anyone who lives more than 30 miles away from where the Black and Whites attempt to kick a ball every saturday) the bleedin' things in the Tyne when you are done with them. Even the remains of the ones you break
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Re: Damaged heads
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 05:22:08 pm »
Please tell us exactly the situation you are in with the snapped bolt.  There are other methods besides drilling & using easy-outs that may be easier & faster, too.    What size bolt are you dealing with?
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Re: Damaged heads
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 10:02:40 pm »
A good tool to remove the oil filters is the one in the following photo:

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