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    broken side bolt on a thomson x4. how to remove any tips?

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    i was thinking of purchasing an easy out and try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lordie View Post
    ...i was thinking of purchasing an easy out and try it.
    And/or a left handed drill bit.

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    You're gonna have to drill that out. Be careful!
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    It should come out pretty easy since there's no tension on it, I'd just try a small regular drill bit if you don't already have a screw extractor (easy out).

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    screw extractor. make sure you use a small drill bit to dimple and provide an angled surface on the center of the bolt first so the extractor has surface to grab to. Never know, since there's no tension on it, just using a small drill bit might be enough to screw it out on it's own (push it through instead of backing it out)

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    Assuming that the bolt can be screwed right through, a regular drill bit from the broken side will likely wind the bolt out.

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    thanks all will try with just a very small drill bit and than see how it goes b4 i get the easy out

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    manage to drill it out and its all good now. thanks all! appreciate all the help. u guys rocks!

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    Go to home depot or any hardware store and buy a quality set of drill bits, an ez oit kit aND center punch. Cobalt bits preferred.

    Use the center puch to create the dimple, then drill a hole using the smallest bit you have and work your way up to the recommended size for the size ez out/screw extractor you plan to use.

    Don't skimp on the drill bits because a cheap one will break as you're about an 1/8" in and then you're royally screwed

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    Late to the OP problem but here's a much simpler trick to try first, before you break out the tools. Put the free part (the one with bolt head) back in the hole, find the angle it used to be in when it snapped, and try unscrewing it carefully, while maintaining axial pressure on the bolt head. Not guaranteed to work but it's worth a quick try.
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