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Removing a broken off bolt or screw where a remnant of the shaft still protrudes



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What is the issue?
Bolts and screws like most every fastening, have a tendency to seize up on boats due to the challenging sea going environment.

Why address this?
A seized screw, bolt or nut can halt a project, cause frustration and cost money.

How to address this?
Get a purchase on it the remaining head with a Vise Grip as presented in figure 1 and turn it out.

Clamping a Vise Grips very tightly onto the shaft is surprisingly effect and easy approach to this problem. If you can secure a purchase on the head the bolt or screw comes usually comes out.


With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.



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