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Old November 12th, 2011, 04:37 AM   #18
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Default Re: Cheap or Correct?

TP here are a few tricks from an old timer...
put all the rest of the bolts back in & tighten 'em down real good. then loosten the stuck one.
Also a good hard smack with a 16 oz hammer helps a lot. hit the bolt on the head like it was a nail you are driving into a piece of wood.
This also smashes the mushroomed hexagonal hole back to size.
Do you have any Torx bits? I often get a torx bit that is a tiny too large & drive it in to the bolt head with a hammer then use it to loosten the bolt.
heuristic paradigm

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