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i was fitting a set of gates and the bolt snapped.

i have tried drilling the bolt in the brickwork but my drill bits are not touching it.

any ideas on how to get this out, if its possible?

thank you
 
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Found Dewalt Extreme Hss good for RSJ drilling .
And obs a bolt extractor kit. Cheap enough from Screwfix.
Don't get the screw extractor. Doesn't work!
 
T

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I guess you mean sleeve anchors? In which case drive the centre part in with hammer and punch and pull out the sleeve long nosed pliers then the bolt simples.
 
T

The Ghost

Difficult then! Friend of mine drills out studs from engines from local garages. He says sharp drill slow speed. However he pays up to £100 each for his drills. Tungsten drill pilot hole and size up to it???
 
Split point cobalt bits (M35 or M42) are extremely good. If they can't drill it, solid carbide bits are the next level up. Locksmiths use them on hardened steel.
 

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You need to do it as @westward10 and the quality drill bits as @rsgaz and others have advised. You must get a pilot hole in it with a smaller bit then work your way up to the easyout size you need.
Ideally you need to be left with just a shell to weaken the grip that the bolt will have given the amount of torque it will have taken to snap it .
 
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