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hinge screw hole and snapped drill bit...Any ideas?


 
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m_ginty

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:48 pm Reply with quote

Not sure if this is the best forum or whether my question should be in woodwork but here goes anyway...
I am hanging a new door and was drilling holes for the hinge screws and I've managed to snap a drill bit....
The bit isn't sticking out at all - in fact it's about .5 cm in.
How do I sort this mess out?!
thanks
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DAZB

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:25 pm Reply with quote

You could try a pair of long nose pliers on it and twist it out in reverse or maybe get a nail punch and , if there is room , knock it in deeper and out of the way.
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m_ginty

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:19 pm Reply with quote

I was thinking about knocking it further in -not sure how easy it will be - it's a hardwood external door.
Got some long nose pliers at work so will try them too.
thanks for the tips.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:05 pm Reply with quote

i assume your talking brass hinges and brass screws

dependant on wood [balsa is a hard wood icon_lol.gif ]assuming youve using brass 8s
with brass hindges
hold in place with the other screws try inserting a steel screw[twin type ]and see how it goes it may just work in at an angle past the screw and sit in a reasonable position then replace with brass
if not youll probably have to rely on the other three screws!!!

it would help if the drill bit was pushed in a bit first as this would help the angle the screw goes in at
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:42 am Reply with quote

Drill around it with small drill to make it easy to remove with pliers. Drill the mess out with a good sharp 10mm bit and the plug the hole with a hardwood dowel. Cut flush and sand. It wont be seen as it's behind the hinge. icon_wink.gif
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m_ginty

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:46 am Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice, I'll have a go at it tonight
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:15 am Reply with quote

if you do use a dowel as nstreat suggests
drill at a slight angle so even if the glue fails on dowel you will still get the screw in and out
of course insert screw at right angles as normal
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:25 pm Reply with quote

nar...cut the head off a screw and glue it over the hole....oops shouldnt have given that one away.
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