Tripod thread broke off inside socket!

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
hikerdoc Senior Member • Posts: 2,967
Re: Tripod thread broke off inside socket!

Stan Disbrow wrote:

Hi,

The proper way is to use a small left-handed drill bit. Start drilling the stud with the electric drill in reverse. As the drill bit is moving in reverse, it will then unthread the stud as it begins to cut into the material.

And, yes. Left handed drill bits actually do exist. They are made for just this purpose.

I have removed many a broken stud, bolt and screw with them.

Stan

I think that is what he tried already, the screw extractor he refers to.

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