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Rounded bolt head on possibly broken bolt

Rounded bolt head on possibly broken bolt
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  • Oliver McGee
  1. How do you fix a rounded bolt head?
  2. How do you remove a rounded nut from a tight space?
  3. How do you remove a seized bolt without a head?

How do you fix a rounded bolt head?

Lube it!

  1. To wax a bolt, apply heat directly to the bolt. ...
  2. Then apply some wax. ...
  3. Sometimes the hole itself is stripped. ...
  4. Specialty wrenches like this one from Gearwrench are designed to catch on rounded corners.
  5. Often a cause of rounded bolts, locking pliers are the go-to tool to remove them as well.

How do you remove a rounded nut from a tight space?

Best Methods for Removing Rounded Nuts & Bolts in Tight Spaces:

  1. Use a Damaged Bolt Remover Socket Set– the best is the Irwin Damaged Extractor Set on Amazon.
  2. Hammer on a smaller socket and remove the rounded bolt.
  3. Use Vice Grips and grab the fastener as tight as possible and remove normally.

How do you remove a seized bolt without a head?

Step 1: Use Some Muscle. Try a 6-point wrench or socket on your seized nut/bolt. Start by rocking the bolt by tightening then loosing, this may be all you need to break through the rust. Try and avoid 12-point wrenches and sockets as they likely to slip and strip the bolt head.

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