re. Broken exhaust manifold studs/reverse/lefthand drill bits
smitty at pcrealm.net
Thu Mar 28 18:58:11 EST 2002
I just bought a set last week at Sears. 4 different sizes for $49.00US, in
a handy molded case. Let me know if you need the catalog#,I'd post it now
but I'm not at home.
Ben Swann wrote:
> i'd like to know. Went searching around loacally, and NAPA found a set
> that they could order. $200 was the cost, so I told them I'd shop around
> some more.
> Where to get an inexpensive set of reverse out/left-handed drill bits?
> On Thursday, March 28, 2002 12:18 PM, Fundsalo Racing
> [SMTP:fundsaloracing at yahoo.com] wrote:
> > <snip>
> > > 2) If you can find one, us a reverse out(left hand)
> > > drillbit. Start with a
> > > smaller size like 1/8' then graduate to larger size
> > > 1/4". This will
> > > sometimes catch and extract the stud while you are
> > > drilling so you won't
> > > have to -
> > <snip>
> > Aya, this is the way to go. The heat, vibration and
> > weakening of the stud by slowly removing it's guts
> > (sounds ghastly - no?) is often enough for the stud to
> > break loose from the piece and spin out under the
> > torque of the drill & bit. Go slowly and use a
> > low-power drill so if the bit jams in the stud the bit
> > won't snap off ala 'easy-out'.
> > Reverse-twist drill bits are hard to find. (!) Not
> > Craftsman, BTDT.... If anyone knows of a nation-wide
> > source or cheap mail-order source for reverse-twist
> > drill bits please share the source(s) and cost with
> > das list.
> > Thanks!
> > =====
> > -glen "If we give up our freedom as the price of security, we will no
> longer be the great nation that we are"
> > United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as
> quoted by the Tucson Citizen
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