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RE: [oletrucks] Howdyaget an "Easy Out" Out?

To: "'Grant Galbraith'" <trks@javanet.com>, <CLLLSLS@aol.com>
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Howdyaget an "Easy Out" Out?
From: "Tom Burt" <tburt@hirose.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 09:27:45 -0800
Ditto on the "breakout" method.  I've tried the same with extremely poor
results.  The only option is to drill out using a carbide drill.  Try to
start with the smallest yet sturdiest bit to maintain a center.  Once you
establish a hole, redrill using a larger size drill.

Easy-outs are dangerous for this reason.  They can really ruin your day.  I
guess that's why I have a tool chest drawer full of 'em.  Sometimes it's
easier to drill out the broken bolt to a size closest to the bottom thread
diameter.  Then clean out with a tap.

Good luck.

Tom B. '57 3200 Stepside

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net
[mailto:owner-oletrucks@autox.team.net]On Behalf Of Grant Galbraith
Sent: Friday, November 26, 1999 8:22 PM
To: CLLLSLS@aol.com
Cc: oletrucks@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Howdyaget an "Easy Out" Out?

CLLLSLS@aol.com wrote:

> Definatley don't use a carbide drill bit. It is the only thing that will
> drill through it, but if you try to use a carbide drill in a hand drill
> will probably snap it off.

I drill many a broken bolt out where I work. I seldom (never) use easy out's
EDM is not an option on an entire jet engine. We usually drill it out to
size or
nearly size, pick out remnants and re-tap. This way I avoid breaking
easy-outs. I
have however broken more taps than I care to admit and have drilled them out
carbide drills in a hand held drill, often in ridiculous positions. You just
to be careful. I have tried the break apart method and it resulted in a lot
damage to the threads.

50 Chevy 3100
52 GMC 150


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