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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by borto1990 View Post
when this happens at work I've been able to use carbide burrs and grind it out.. takes some time but usually works. good luck!
Originally Posted by niterider View Post
Maybe you can use a center punch to slowly break it up. Be sure to protect you eye balls.
I usually try one of those two suggestions.
Like said, they can take some time, but there's not many other options.

When first drilling a hole for the remover, I try to find a proper sized lefthanded drill bit. Sometimes that works to get enough of a hold on the broken bolt to remove it and I don't have to try the remover.

You have to watch out with those removers. Too small and they snap easily. Too large and the more you try to turn counter-clockwise, the more it expands the bolt in the bolt hole.

Is it at all possible to heat the area around the broken bolt?

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