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Ideas for removing broken brass nut in Head

PostPost by: billwill » Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:25 am

Mind you it would have been safer if you could have found some mild steel square stock instread of a square file.

File metal is quite brittle and can't take much twist torque, as I know to my cost. :(
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:11 am

Perhaps your file had a virus!

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PostPost by: oldchieft » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:59 pm

The only improvement to your method would would be to use a TRX-Spline bit.

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It has worked for me.

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PostPost by: Chancer » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:51 pm

Yes they make great extractors because you can really bo****ks them in with a lump hammer, they sort of broach their own mating splines, far more effective even than the proper tapered square fluted stud extractors.
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PostPost by: Craven » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:25 pm

As large hammers seem to have featured in this thread, must share this with you. Wondered how it was done.
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