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Old 02-27-2001, 05:53 PM
Ron Johnstone Ron Johnstone is offline
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In addition to all the other good tips: Before you try to get it out by any method, be sure to give it a good long soak with something like Liquid Wrench. It really helps. If you elect to go the Easy Out route (screw extractor), it also helps when you center punch the stud, before you drill, to seriously dimple that sucker. A little muscle helps in breaking it loose. If there is enough sticking out to get a Vise Grip on it, clamp it as tight as you can and hit the moveable handle side with a hammer to break it loose, not the fixed side with the adjustment screw, and again, first hit the stud with a few good hammer blows to get its attention. If you aren't confident about drilling the stud, take the thing to a machine shop as you can screw up the threads with a badly aimed drill.
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