Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

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Re: Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by Watty2016 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:37 pm

Cheers will give it a go

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Re: Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by Rederic » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:57 pm

Not a bit like it sounded

Easy fix that one put a socket on the nut, hold the outside of the socket with a good pair of Vice grips and Drill the centre of the bolt with a small drill
Remember it is stainless steel so keep the pressure on when drilling at you slowest speed, drill just a bit deeper than the nut
Then open the hole out with a drill bit the same size as the bolt its probably only 5mm or something like that
Don't let the bolt get hot as it might melt the plastic

Do not go anywhere near it with a hammer

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Re: Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by Andi_Archer » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:53 pm

macdee wrote:before you start cutting
you could try and use a female torx one which is just smaller than the outside edge of the bolt
take out your best and most loved hammer and batter the bugger on to said bolt
you will get a bit more leverage on the outside edge
Yep similar method to removing keyed locknuts,bang a socket onto the the remains of the allen head to give leverage.

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Re: Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by WIBO » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:13 pm

bill_qaz wrote:Drill small hole through two opposite flats of the nut, you can turn it to give best access, gradually increase the drill size, then a sharp tap with a chisel to split the nut. You can then tap the bolt out toward the broken end.

aha!!! I'll keep that idea in my head.

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Re: Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by WIBO » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:16 pm

Rederic wrote:Not a bit like it sounded

Easy fix that one put a socket on the nut, hold the outside of the socket with a good pair of Vice grips and Drill the centre of the bolt with a small drill
Remember it is stainless steel so keep the pressure on when drilling at you slowest speed, drill just a bit deeper than the nut
Then open the hole out with a drill bit the same size as the bolt its probably only 5mm or something like that
Don't let the bolt get hot as it might melt the plastic

Do not go anywhere near it with a hammer

If your close to the North West and get stuck give me a shout and I will take it of for you

HTH

There's also the left hand drill bit method......

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Re: Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by Benson-1215 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:21 pm

Now this might sound a bit daft but have you put a socket on the nut and with a small extension bar give it a sharpe blow with a mallet in an anti clock direction . The other method is to burn the nylon lock from the nut
a plumbers torch is best and direct a jet of water from a hose pipe on the other side of the plastic to prevent melting of the plastic .
Good luck and when its off copper slip and light tightening will prevent this happening again B)
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Re: Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by skipper » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:36 pm

get an impact gun on the nut with short pulls on the trigger.

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Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by vRSG60 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:16 pm

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Re: Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by Watty2016 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:23 am

Thanks for all the ideas, will try one or two and give one or two a miss as don t want to Damage the hand guard, but cheers for all the advice.

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Re: Hex Allen key head snapped in screw, I need some help?

Post by Watty2016 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:24 am

Cheers will have another go and would have taken you up on your offer of help, but I am in the west mids, but still appreciate offer. Cheers

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