[s-cars] Re: broken stud removal tools

Marc Swanson mswanson at sonitrol.net
Thu Jul 15 12:06:59 EDT 2004

> Doesn't NAPA offer reversed (left-handed) drill bits.  NAPA carries screw
> extractor kits - check with them about the contents of the kit. Maybe
> you'll get lucky and one of the screw extractor kits will have left-handed
> bits.

I searched the website but couldn't find anything.  I tried calling the
store and they do indeed carry them.  I'll be picking up one with the
rest of the tools today.

> I got a cheap set of left-handed drill bits from Harbor Freight. Not local
> to you, but maybe they could FedEx something or maybe someone near a local
> store could FedEx or hand carry a set to you.
> >From www.harborfreight.com:
> Remove bolts or studs easily when the head breaks off. Eliminate the need
> to bore out and re-tap the hole. Simply drill a hole in the broken stud,
> insert a screw extractor, turn the extractor with a tap wrench and back
> them out. Made from high speed steel.
> Only for use with reversible drills.
> Includes 4 left-handed drill bits: 1/8'', 3/16'', 1/4'', and 3/8''
> ITEM 38180-0VGA          $4.99

Nice, I think I've got well over $50 worth of stuff on my "to buy" list
from them, time to place an order!  Wish I would have stuff like this
when I actually NEED it!!!

-Marc Swanson-
95.5 //S6 Avant
87 4ktq
88 90q

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