What is the issue?Bolts, like most every fastening, have a tendency to seize up on boats due to the challenging sea going environment. They can often sheer off when load is applied to the head.
Why address this?A sheered off bolt can halt a project, cause frustration and cost money.
How to address this?Remove the bolt with a stud remover as presented in figure 1.
The normal approach to removing a sheered off bolt with the body protruding is with a vice grip. However sometimes the jaws of the vice grip are not strong enough to get a firm hold and it can slide around. In this case a stud remover is the specialist tool dedicated to this purpose.
As you apply turning motion the tool has a tightening jaw that binds in on the bolt. It can be used with a standard socket set including a Tommy bar for more power.
With thanks to:Bernard Harpur, Co. Wexford, Ireland
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