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What bit would you use?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Paxx, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    To drill into a sheared off bolt? I tried using a titanium bit and it took about 30min just to get half as deep as I needed for the easy out kit.

    Thnx
    ~Max
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Don't use the EZ out unless it goes in far enough. I just hammered off a locking hub cause I got EZ outs broke off in holes and any bit I tried took forever. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Some one will chime in here on this I'm sure. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    hopefully soon. I have no four wheel drive right now with my front driveshaft disconnected and a sheared off bolt halting progress. I need to wheel /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    ttt
     
  5. rvreddog

    rvreddog Registered Member

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    A sharp titanium bit should do it.The key is sharp.I used one to drill out a grade8 bolt.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The bit isn't that important as long as it is sharp. What is important is the speed you're drilling at...High Speed Steel is a misnomer. If you drill slowly you will not dull the bit or burn up the tip of the bit. Heat is the drill bits enemy. Use some coolant or oil too.

    Drill a hole large enough that you can use the largest possible EZ-out. Make sure the EZ out is seated very firmly (I prefer the tapered sqaure EZ-outs) and then apply steady firm pressure to try and remove the damaged remains of the bolt. Watch the EZ-out closely for any signs of twisting, they're quite brittle and it doesn't take much to snap them.

    I'd drill the hole, then warm up the area around the bolt if you can, then tap in the EZ-out and try it.

    FWIW that was how I fixed 3 sheared steering arm bolts on my D60 leaving Lower Helldorado. FWP had an air drill and some left handed bits. The left handed bit didn't rotate the remains any, but it did drill a nice 1/4" hole for the EZ-outs.

    Good luck.

    Rene
     
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    I've got two sheared bolts in my front transfer case output as of last weekend too. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif I'm not sure what to use to get them out--nobody around here has those square EZ outs that I know of and I'm afraid to use the round ones.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Order yourself a set of left hand drill bits. Most times these will bite in and drill and eventually just catch and pull the whole bolt out. If not you still can use the not so easy out.
     
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    cheap bit, wd 40, push hard
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Order yourself a set of left hand drill bits. Most times these will bite in and drill and eventually just catch and pull the whole bolt out. If not you still can use the not so easy out.

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    We have them on the shelf at carquest. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I bought my EZ-outs at NAPA in Moab...

    Rene
     
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    I bought my EZ-outs at NAPA in Moab...

    Rene

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    Square ones?

    Every Napa isn't the same unfortunately though, but I'll check the local store.
     
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    Kenchts has both, sqaure and round, in a set or singles.
    anyone who carries Vermont American should ofer them.
     
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    I bought my EZ-outs at NAPA in Moab...

    Rene

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    Square ones?

    Every Napa isn't the same unfortunately though, but I'll check the local store.

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    Yes, it was a set of 4 or 5 square EZ-out extractors, I think it cost me $14.

    Rene
     

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