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

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m_ginty

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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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

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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i assume your talking brass hinges and brass screws

dependant on wood [balsa is a hard wood :LOL: ]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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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. ;)
 
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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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nar...cut the head off a screw and glue it over the hole....oops shouldnt have given that one away.
 

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