Date: 15 Jun 2005 15:21:33 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Extracting Recessed Bolt (Broken, Too!)

On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 10:32:04 +0100, John Hudson <> wrote: > > "> > "Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message >> > >> But, if you get a set of left-twist drillbits, they're useful for the >> rare situations where you have to do all this. Worst case, they work no >> better than the right-twist drills. Keep 'em with your ez-outs, and >> you're half way there. >> >> In the US, you can buy those drills from the Eastwood company; they sell >> car restoration supplies and tools. Pricy but a good catalog with >> otherwise hard to find stuff. >> > Thank you Dave for the information. Unfortunately being a poor Englishman > and not a rich American my bench and pillar drills are non-reversible (How > the other half lives!) Well, I've got a full machine shop in the basement, but even cheap cordless drills can run in can get Japanese tools in Blighty, can't you? > so rendering LH bits unuseable except in my cordless > drills. Well, there ya go. If you have a source, that is. > In the meantime I will try not to be too heavy handed when > tightening studs and so avoid using even my trusty Ezy-Outs. Best wishes to > you. Oh, you'll break something, don't worry about that. It's never fun.

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