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How to extract a screw or bolt using
spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends

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This can be using a micro or standard sized spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends. These instructions can apply to a micro or standard sized spiral fluted extractor with drill out ends.

Equipment you will need:

Depending on the size of the screw or bolts being removed you will need:  Drill Micro or standard spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends, adjustable spanner or vice grip pliers and a vice. Depending on the size of the screw or bolts being removed you will need:

  • Drill
  • Micro or standard spiral fluted extractors with drill out ends
  • Adjustable spanner or mole grip pliers
  • Vice
Place the extractor into the drill with drill out end facing out. Set the drill to reverse or anti-clockwise.

Step 1 – Attach extractor to drill

Place the extractor into the drill with drill out end facing out. Set the drill to reverse or anti-clockwise.

Place the tip of the drill out on the screw or bolt as close as you can to the centre. Press the trigger to start making a hole; make sure to keep lifting the drill out to make sure you are in the centre.

Step 2 – Place and use drill out

Place the tip of the drill out on the screw or bolt as close as you can to the centre. Squeeze the trigger to start making a hole; make sure to keep lifting the drill out to make sure you are in the centre.

Once you have made a hole for the extractor to fit, change to the opposite end of the extractor.

Step 3 – Change to opposite end of extractor

Once you have created a suitable hole, flip the extractor to expose its opposite end.

Keep the drill in reverse or anti-clockwise. Place the spiral extractor into the pre-drilled hole and pull the trigger of the drill.

Step 4 – Use spiral extractor

Keep the drill in reverse or anti-clockwise. Place the spiral extractor into the pre-drilled hole and lightly pull the trigger of the drill.

Once it is has gripped the screw or bolt you can carry on until it is completely removed.

Step 5 – Extract screw or bolt

Once it is has gripped the screw or bolt you can carry on until it is completely removed.

Sometimes the extractor can get stuck in the screw or bolt. If this does happen then place the screw or bolt into a vice, tighten so it is held securely upright. Grab your adjustable spanner or vice grip pliers then twist the extractor clockwise to remove it from the screw or bolt.

Step 6 – Remove screw or bolt

Sometimes the extractor can get stuck in the screw or bolt. If this happens, place the screw or bolt into a vice and tighten it so it’s held securely upright. Grip your adjustable spanner or vice grip pliers and twist the extractor clockwise to remove it from the screw or bolt.