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Unread 04-17-2004, 07:37 PM   #1
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Broken torx

I was trying to take off the overhead soundbar today and got 3 of 4 screws out. On the last one I broke a hardened steel torx bit inside the screw. What is the best way to get the screw out now? ?grind/dremmel/heat/etc.?

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I was trying to take off the overhead soundbar today and got 3 of 4 screws out. On the last one I broke a hardened steel torx bit inside the screw. What is the best way to get the screw out now? ?grind/dremmel/heat/etc.?

You can get a screw removal drill bit kit at home depot, lowes etc... they are cheap and easy to use... unless someone has a better idea.
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yeah sears sells some really nice screw extractors. they can take out just about anything thats stripped
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That would work except the torx bit broke at the level of the screw head. I tried drilling it out but it is hardened steel and was not affected by my drilling.
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That would work except the torx bit broke at the level of the screw head. I tried drilling it out but it is hardened steel and was not affected by my drilling.
If you have a Dremel, use a small cut off wheel and cut a slash across the top of the screw. You should have no trouble getting through the bit with that. Then use a big flathead screwdriver to remove the screw.
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If you have a Dremel, use a small cut off wheel and cut a slash across the top of the screw. You should have no trouble getting through the bit with that. Then use a big flathead screwdriver to remove the screw.
That just might work. I will give it a try tommorrow and let you know. Thanks for all the advice everyone.
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