Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Busted Bolt...need suggestions
That's probably the best way to go, but to get the broken bolt out, try a left-hand drill bit if you can find one. MyMSC.com is a good place if you can wait a day.
LH bits usually will back out a broken bolt on their own - no easyout required. If it doesn't get it out you have a hole for the easyout.
Easyouts can cause problems if the bolt is a little stuck because ,as they dig into the hole, they spread the bolt and jam it in tighter. Always go with a smaller easyout than your first choice, but be REAL careful not to break it. Then you have a really tough situation.