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      Can't remove torx bolt

      The bolt for some reason would not screw back on (too big)

      I tried using pliers with plenty of force and it won't undo

      Any ideas?



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      Vice grips?

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      heat? ( big soldering iron maybe?)

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      Angle grinder, then drill it out and retap the thread.

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      Vicegrips, less work as possible

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      Quote Originally Posted by c_mario View Post
      Angle grinder, then drill it out and retap the thread.
      If I had a dollar for all the Times Ive had todo that, lol.

      If the vice grips fail out comes the Grinder and the drill, Might give the screw extractor ago if im feeling keen
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      A mix of all above. WD40 on the tread and try to screw it back in only so the WD40 can get into the thread of the nut and then continue trying to get it out with vice grips.

      You have checked to see no nut is on the bolt the other side of the tapped thread haven't you?.

      If still no go, 1mm cutting disc on an angle grinder and try cutting a slot in the head for a large flat head screw driver, ( only if you have a large flat head screw driver with a square shaft you can get a shifter on the square shaft to turn)

      Flat piece of steel, 5mm X 30mm with a hole drilled in it so it sits on, not over, the head of the bolt and mig weld the bolt head through the hole to the steel.

      This will not only give you a large piece of flat steel welded to the bolt head to grab and turn but also heat the thread and heat always helps to free up bolts that are frozen.

      If the bolt snaps, drill it out and retap the thread.

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      Using a pair of side cutters just below the head, without squeezing too hard and cutting the head off, can bite into the thread enough to move it a little.
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      It's probably got some 'He-Man' strength thread-locker on it.
      If you can access the back of the screw, hit it with either a gas torch, or a soldering iron for 30 seconds.
      You will be amazed at how easy it comes out with a bit of heat.

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      Is it stainless into Alloy? if so thats the problem
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