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Laudthelau 02-21-2011 08:18 PM

Extractor inside nut
Hey guys,

I just recently got my mirror movers and I was trying to install them when I couldnt get the screws out. Then, I stripped the screws, naturally. So I was trying to drill them out and that seemed like it wasn't doing much either. So I got extractor drills and they cracked off inside the screw and now I can't get the piece of extractor out. :banghead:

Does anyone know a shop that can get them out in the Joliet area?


GoldenSahara00 02-21-2011 08:24 PM

I swear I posted on your other post about this not to use an extractor bit.. I swear dude.

GoldenSahara00 02-21-2011 08:26 PM

I was right.

"Oh and dont waste money on an extractor bit, if your thinking about it. they dont work. ask me how I know ;("

Now, on to the business...

you broke off the end of the bit? in the screw, trying to take it out? so its broken and no good huh? so drill that out. and actually drill out the torx bolts like we said. you may have to buy a higher grade drill bit. put some oil on it to keep it from getting to hot, apply some muscle and drill away. Thats all your left with

Laudthelau 02-21-2011 08:37 PM

lol no you def told me not to use an extractor. but my brother used it and i didnt realize it.

GoldenSahara00 02-22-2011 08:10 AM

Haha I thought so. just drill It out, I had the same problem as you gettin those out last summer, tried everything came down to dremel or a drill bit, I drilled it out.

Laudthelau 02-22-2011 07:19 PM

what kind of drill bit did you use?

Laudthelau 02-22-2011 07:19 PM

because i was using titanium and that wasnt making any progress.

ratuna 02-22-2011 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by Laudthelau (Post 1074885)
because i was using titanium and that wasnt making any progress.

Make sure you drill nice and slow with plenty of pressure. If you drill too fast you'll just burn up the bits.

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