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Old May 13th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #1
 
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Old May 13th, 2017, 03:37 PM   #2
 
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You can use an ease out. I think I got mine from Lowes tool department years ago. You start by drilling a small shallow hole in the broken screw. The proper size ease out is then inserted and grabs the sides of the hole. You can then back the screw out by hand with the tool. The other option is to drill out the screw and then re thread the hole.
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Smokey Joe is correct. I got mine from Home Depot. Good luck!
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Kinda depends on why/ how it came to be broke off. If it's cross threaded ( VERY tight threads ) easy out not likely to work. If it's still easy to turn you should try applying penetrating oil ( Aro Kroil / PB Blaster / or any good oil ) then try to back out using a sharp pick.
Drill if you have to but make CERTAIN the first small drill you use ( Pilot drill ) is as close to center as you can get it. Also be sure to drill straight.
If you have a machinist friend, have him put it in a mill and drill it out for you.
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I would first try using a sharp punch and a small hammer to try to get it to turn back out. If you do use an ez out don't drill too big of a hole. If it is too big the ez out will swell the bolt into the threads and make it harder to get out.
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Left hand drill bit might work .https://www.amazon.com/Neiko-10038A-...and+drill+bits
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Usually when the screw's head pops off, tension on the treads is relieved so a sharp awl and a small hammer will probably work to back the screw out. I would not drill the screw or use an Easy-Out unless the awl and hammer trick fails because it's too easy to damage the threads.
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Usually when the screw's head pops off, tension on the treads is relieved so a sharp awl and a small hammer will probably work to back the screw out. I would not drill the screw or use an Easy-Out unless the awl and hammer trick fails because it's too easy to damage the threads.
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If you get to the Easy-out stage be very careful not to snap it off in the offending bolt they usually break off just under the flush surface of the broken bolt or screw.. Creating an even more annoying problem.. Set the frame up in a vise with padded jaws and apply even gentle pressure on the easy out... Most people use a small crescent wrench to twist them its sort of puts side ways pressure on the easy out I try and use the double handled tool use from a small tap n die thread set to get even pressure on the easy out.
Use lots of patience to get the hole central step up in small diameter drill sizes till your as large a diameter hole as you can get without damage to the threads.
Hopefully the few taps with an awl or pin punch can free it as Lowegan suggested. Good luck..
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Left Hand drill bits if you go easy will back most screws right out. Just don't force them.
I have a whole set of Left Hand drill bits from when I worked in the food industry. Was always bailing out some Ham Handed want to be mechanic.
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Left Hand drill bits if you go easy will back most screws right out. Just don't force them.
I have a whole set of Left Hand drill bits from when I worked in the food industry. Was always bailing out some Ham Handed want to be mechanic.
I only used one once but I was amazed how well it worked compared to a ez out . The trick will be to size it large enough to turn the screw but small enough to not harm the threads . Also holding everything steady . The padded vice is a good idea . Center punch the screw first .
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Your suggestion worked, Iowegan.

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