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    Old trick for broken bolts...

    Putting the "cap" back on a stem I was cleaning up, the cheesy little 4.5 mm cap-screw snapped off with but little torque.
    Annoying...
    I removed the other three and sure enough, about 3/6" of broken screw still protruded from the stem.
    I took my Dremel and a cut-off wheel and cut a slot in the thing down to the level of the stem surface.
    Fitted a screwdriver... Out she came. A liberal dose of WD-40 beforehand doesn't hurt.

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    smitten by саша pwdeegan's Avatar
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    love this common-sense tip. thanks!
    No slogans, just 14 facts.

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    I've gotta do the same to some tamper-proof bolts in order to replace the ignition barrel in my car : /

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