|Forum topic by poopiekat||posted 09-16-2014 02:45 PM||1058 views||1 time favorited||25 replies|
09-16-2014 02:45 PM
Okay, so you’ve got a plane with a busted-off screw and you put the project on hold.
First of all, if you can, try to grind down the broken end, and get it level:
Then, make a mark with a center punch, as close to the middle of the broken screw as possible:
With a flame point mill on a Dremel tool, enlarge your punch point that you made with your punch. You can adjust for any off-center of your punch mark with this also. Just put a little English on it, if necessary.
On the drill press, drill a hole down into the broken screw. Use a drill bit approximately half the diameter of the screw you’re removing. Don’t drill down too far!! You only need a depth of 3/16” to 1/4” to engage the extractor.
With a stud extractor, insert the end into the hole and turn counter-clockwise.
Ta-daaaa!! It’s done!
Any questions, feel free to ask… This is a good procedure to have in your skill set, and I encourage anyone to give it a try.
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