6 Methods Removing A Broken Bolt – You Need To Know
Bolts and Screws have the tendency to break. If this does happen, you will more likely have a problem if you do not know how to have it removed. Fortunately, there are actually several ways on how to get a bolt or a screw removed. If upon assessment you have determined that the bolt or screw is rusted or glued, you should consider applying penetrating oil or heat. This way, it would be easier to pry the broken bolt out.
Method 1 – Using A Hammer And A Screwdriver
The first thing that you need to do is to prepare all the hand tools that you will likely need. For the first method, you will need a hammer and a screwdriver. You have to position the screwdriver on the side of the screw and make sure that it is slightly slanted before hitting it using a hammer.
The screw should turn. Make sure that the direction of the turning of the screw is counter clockwise to have it effectively removed. You simply have to keep on hitting the screw until it pops out.
Method 2 – Using A Hammer And A Chisel
For the second method, you need to prepare a hammer and chisel. This method follows the same technique as the first one. You have to keep on hitting the chisel to turn the broken screw counter clockwise until it pops out. If the screw is difficult to move, you can try applying penetrating oil or heat.
Method 3 – Hammer And Pointer
The third method makes use of the same technique as the first two methods. You have to prepare a hammer and a pointer for this method. You can position the pointer in a certain way that it is able to turn the broken screw counter clockwise when the hammer hits it. You need to keep on hitting it until the screw pops out.
Method 4 – Welding A Nut
For the fourth method, you need to prepare a nut, a welding machine, and a wrench. The nut must fit the broken screw. You can try the nut on a screw that is the same type and size of that broken screw. Hold the nut over the broken screw and start welding it to the screw until it becomes connected with the screw. Using a wrench, you can now turn the screw counter-clockwise to remove it.
Method 5 – Using A Special Extractor
For the fifth method, you have to prepare a pointer, a hammer, and adjustable wrench, a screw extractor, and a drill. First, you have to mark the center of the broken screw using a pointer. Then, you have to identify the special extractor with the right size in relation to the screw. Once identified, you have to drill the center of the screw then place the special extractor on the drilled hole on the broken screw. Using an adjustable wrench, turn the screw until it pops out.
Method 6 – Drilling Partially
Another method of removing a broken screw is to drill it partially. For this method, you have to prepare a drill/driver, a screwdriver, and a hammer. First, you have to drill the center of the broken screw partially.
Then, using a screwdriver and a hammer, you have to pry off the remaining parts of the broken screw.
These are some of the effective methods in removing a broken screw. Regardless of the method used, you have to keep in mind that you need patience and determination if you want to remove a broken screw successfully.
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