Screw Extractor

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In which a vise is fixed.

The workshop vise is critical – it’s used daily and takes a lot of abuse. One of the jaw faces left suddenly for a prior appointment and sheared the 1/4 28 screws that held it in place. Huzzah! A chance to use the screw extractor.

Use a center punch to establish where the drill bit will go.

Use a center punch to establish where the drill bit will go.

A damaged screw with a nice divot from the center punch.

A damaged screw with a nice divot from the center punch.

Drill out the center of the screw.

Drill out the center of the screw.

Thread the screw extractor in - it's a left hand thread. So awesome.

Thread the screw extractor in – it’s a left hand thread.

Enjoy some awesomeness as the old screw comes out.

Enjoy some awesomeness as the old screw comes out.

The hand made replacement part. Hooray for keeping steel scraps around.

The hand made replacement part. Hooray for keeping steel scraps around.

A very satisfying project. I hadn’t had an excuse to use a screw extractor before.

One Response to “Screw Extractor”

  1. larry desaules Says:

    Great detail, thanks.

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