If you're faced with a stripped bolt, don't despair.
While it may seem like a difficult problem to solve, there are a few methods you can try that may just do the trick.
One method is to use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the diameter of the bolt. Drill into the centre of the bolt until the drill bit is about halfway through. Then, use a wrench to turn the bolt out.
Another method is to use a hammer and chisel. First, centre the chisel on the head of the stripped bolt. Then, strike the chisel with the hammer until the bolt is loosened enough to be removed.
If these methods don't work, you may need to resort to using a bolt extractor. This is a tool that can be inserted into the stripped bolt and turned in order to remove it.
With a little patience and some trial and error, you should be able to remove that stripped bolt in no time.
Watch the video to see more ways to remove stripped bolts.
How to use a bolt extractor
- Insert the bolt extractor into the stripped bolt.
- Turn the bolt extractor clockwise until the stripped bolt is removed.
- Repeat as necessary for other stripped bolts.
With a little patience and some trial and error, you should be able to remove stripped bolts with a bolt extractor.
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