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Which Easy-out???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by walla2k5, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. walla2k5

    walla2k5 1/2 ton status

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    Need to extract 2 broken bolts out of my intake manifold. Which easy-out do you guys prefer? The "Spiral" or the "Straight Fluted" extractors? I'm heading to store to buy a set in a day or 2. Thanks in advance...:crazy:
     
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    Mine are Master Mechanic/True Value left h spiral, be persistent, it will come out.:wink1:
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    can you weld a nut to the stub? if so try that as the heat will help in the removale. i have never had good luck with easy outs.
     
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    I know this sounds stupid but put some bar soap on the EZ out befor you turn it in. For some reason it keeps them from popping and breaking. I have the spiral flute set. I also have a set of those craftsman units that go around a stud to extract it and the soap works on those also. Some old timer from the Navy Yard told me to try this and it works :bow:
     
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    just snapped a spiral clean inside of a thread, started drilling and tapping. It was an Irwin brand extractor just FYI.

    Jesse
     
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    i prefer the straight fluted style. i have both and use the sprial ones at work. they are nto as good. no matter what you get drill more than you "think" is good. then the soap thing helps as well.
    Grant
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Soap prolly is like the ... whatcha call it, tapping fluid? Which is basically paraffin wax, right?

    -- A
     
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    I've always had better luck with the straight type. The fluted just don't seem to grab as well.
     
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    Try to find the reverse cut drill bits $$??
    Lots of the time when you are drilling them out they will just spin out on their own , no easy out req.
    Just a thought...
     
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    I find the spiral ones break easier, so I use the straight ones.

    Rene
     
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    That was another trick the hardware guy mentioned using a left hand bit, they are spendy though.

     
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    Just kidding but maybe it too cold!:D
     
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    Thanks for the tips guys....I'll try the soap trick with lots of PB Blaster,darn aluminum manifolds.The bolts are broke off flush so I went ahead and bought both,just in case.:D
     

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