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Offline VesaS

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Hollow screw extractor, in Europe?
« on: February 24, 2015, 05:05 AM »
Hi,

I need to remove broken screw. I think only way is to use "tube" style extractor, like
http://www.amazon.com/WoodRiver-Screw-Extractor-1-4/dp/B0032YWQ26

Does anyone know where to buy it in Europe? Delivery time from US is too long.
Also metric version (10 mm) is better, but 3/8 is ok too.214462-0

Vesa
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Offline mwildt

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Re: Hollow screw extractor, in Europe?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 07:12 AM »
Make one yourself.  Just take a pipe like brass and file some teeth on one end and give it a try on a piece of scrap.

Offline hrrb

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Re: Hollow screw extractor, in Europe?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 08:18 AM »
...or use an ordinary plug cutter bit.

First you make a 'drill guide' by drilling the plug cutter through a piece of scrap.

Then you place the scrap over the screw so the screw is exactly in the middle of the hole.

Finally drill the plug cutter through the hole in the drill guide and around the screw head and use a plier to 'unscrew' the screw. (Or drill deep enough som you can break of the chunk of wood.

Voila! (?)

And if necessary use a larger plug cutter to make a plug to cover up the mess you made  [big grin]

/Henrik
« Last Edit: February 24, 2015, 08:24 AM by hrrb »

Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Hollow screw extractor, in Europe?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 02:19 PM »
Make one yourself.  Just take a pipe like brass and file some teeth on one end and give it a try on a piece of scrap.

I remembered a tutorial by Peter Parfitt that showed how to do just that...
It took me a while to find it, but here it is:


Offline VesaS

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Re: Hollow screw extractor, in Europe?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 02:54 PM »
Thank you

I'll try Axminster plug cutter, I think it's easiest solution (I'm not very keen metalworker).
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Also it is smaller than my existing cutter, this is important because screw is on narrow list and I don't want show that repair.

Vesa
Hobbyist with high demands (for tools)

Offline VesaS

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Re: Hollow screw extractor, in Europe?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 08:50 AM »
I should clean up more often, this is what I found in "old tools" box
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smaller cutter is just fine with the list I have.

Vesa
Hobbyist with high demands (for tools)

Offline JCHpin

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« Last Edit: July 20, 2020, 08:24 AM by JCHpin »

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Hollow screw extractor, in Europe?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2020, 01:06 PM »
Would a left hand drill bit work.
Birdhunter

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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Re: Hollow screw extractor, in Europe?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2020, 05:21 PM »
Pocket hole screw plug cutters work, and are longer than standard plug cutters.