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Removing a protruding sheered off bolt with a stud remover

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What is the issue?
Bolts, like most every fastening, have a tendency to seize up on boats due to the challenging sea going environment. They can often sheer off when load is applied to the head.

Why address this?
A sheered off bolt can halt a project, cause frustration and cost money.

How to address this?
Remove the bolt with a stud remover as presented in figure 1.

The normal approach to removing a sheered off bolt with the body protruding is with a vice grip. However sometimes the jaws of the vice grip are not strong enough to get a firm hold and it can slide around. In this case a stud remover is the specialist tool dedicated to this purpose.

As you apply turning motion the tool has a tightening jaw that binds in on the bolt. It can be used with a standard socket set including a Tommy bar for more power.

With thanks to:
Bernard Harpur, Co. Wexford, Ireland

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