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Unread 03-18-2014, 03:54 PM   #1
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Speed Out on torx

Has anyone used the speed out drill bit to get stripped torx bolts out?

I've seen it on tv for a while but wonder if it would be effective on frozen jeep bolts.

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Unread 03-18-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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Cut a slot and use a big screwdriver.
What screws are these?
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Unread 03-18-2014, 05:45 PM   #3
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I have a similar set of Craftsman screw extractors. works OK on things that are not frozen or rusted in too badly. Best thing to do is to use PB Blaster, heat, etc. before the torx head gets stripped out. I also found that cleaning out the torx head with a piece of wire and brake cleaner or something similar so that the torx driver bit can go in full depth is helpful. Often you stick a bit in a torx bolt head and you end up compacting whatever crud was in the bolt head so that the bit cannot get full depth engagement and you end up stripping out the bolt head.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 07:50 PM   #4
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Another tool I've had success is an impact driver. Not the air kind but one that you smack with a hammer and it rotates the bit. The vibration helps.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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Cut a slot and use a big screwdriver. What screws are these? LG
The roll bar bolts. I'm putting a yj family roll bar in my cj7.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 09:21 PM   #6
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I just drilled the center of the bolt out till the head came off. Then replaced them with new bolts. Took less than a minute.
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I just drilled the center of the bolt out till the head came off. Then replaced them with new bolts. Took less than a minute.
I had a difficult time with 2 of my roll bar bolts. I drilled through with a 5/16" bit then cleaned the hole out with a 3/8-16 tap. Turned out great and I was able to save the welded on nuts.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 04:43 AM   #8
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Screw extractors....
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I turn them into hex head bolts by welding a nut on top of the head, like I did with the windshield frame hinge bolts. Works every time on the most stubborn bolts!
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Cut to flats directly across from each other and use a wrench and heat/ penetrant.
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I turn them into hex head bolts by welding a nut on top of the head, like I did with the windshield frame hinge bolts. Works every time on the most stubborn bolts!
The heat from welding probably helped loosen things too.
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The heat from welding probably helped loosen things too.
You bet!
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I have a similar set of Craftsman screw extractors. works OK on things that are not frozen or rusted in too badly. Best thing to do is to use PB Blaster, heat, etc. before the torx head gets stripped out. I also found that cleaning out the torx head with a piece of wire and brake cleaner or something similar so that the torx driver bit can go in full depth is helpful. Often you stick a bit in a torx bolt head and you end up compacting whatever crud was in the bolt head so that the bit cannot get full depth engagement and you end up stripping out the bolt head.

Will PB Blaster have any effect on the bed liner I sprayed in my tub?
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Unread 03-19-2014, 02:01 PM   #14
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Will PB Blaster have any effect on the bed liner I sprayed in my tub?
I wouldn't think so. Unless you did it in the last few days?
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