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Removing 1/2 Stripped Torx bits from EF

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I need to remove the torx bits holding my deck in, trouble is, they are fairly chewed out, result of me using the wrong sized tip to put them back in.

Anyone got any suggestions on how to get them out? I don't care if I destroy them.

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Re: Removing 1/2 Stripped Torx bits from EF

drill them
cut a slit and use a screwdriver
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a set of easy outs. failing that a cold chisel and a drill bit.

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Vice grips mate
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Re: Removing 1/2 Stripped Torx bits from EF

I guess its in a confined space and you cant get any tools in there not without damaging the surounding area?
Go to a hardware store and buy some good quality glue capable of sticking metal. Now get some sort of bolt or nail(or whatever)that will just fit into the chewed out bit of the torx screw. Then the bolt/nail will need to be shaped so its not round(couple hits with the hammer does this well!). Then just glue it in the torx screw head and leave it too cure properly(like overnight), then with great care undo it(caution try not to put any sideways load on it...).

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