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I recently sheared two bolts off in two recessed holes, so I ran over to Home Depot and bought a set of black and decker easy outs and a drill bit set. The first bolt came out without a problem. While backing out the second bolt, however, the easy out broke off below the surface of the hole.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get out the bolt and easy out without enlarging the hole that they are recessed in?

Clarification: The hole is about 1/2 inch in diameter, and the bolt is about 1/4 inch.

asked May 26 '11 at 10:57

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edited May 26 '11 at 13:58

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answered May 28 '11 at 18:10

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The easy-out is still lodged in the bolt.

3 years, 8 months ago
festizio's gravatar image festizio

So knock the easy-out free, remove it, try again. I'm a little confused as to the exact situation though. Is this an engine block? A countertop? What?

3 years, 7 months ago
Christopher's gravatar image Christopher
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