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    Angry busted drill bit

    What do you do when a small bit breaks off in the steel? Tried to drill it out with a bigger bit LOL broke that one in a 1/2 second. It had not made it through so just a little piece stuff in, but nothing will drill it out.
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    Cuss and Yell at it... Then pick-up your beer and Say "F&CK IT"..
    I, like you would just drill with a larger bit but that ain't working.. Sorry..
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    It sounds like it may be the time to take it to someone who can tack-weld a nut or bolt to what you're trying to extract so it can be removed with a wrench. At the point you're at, that's what I do though I'm fortunate to have a MIG welder at home.
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    No bolt to weld to, i was drilling pilots hole for the screws on a LED license plate light on my new corner gaurds. Well the little bit broke off part way in.
    I guess I could move the light over 1/8" in either direction and be done with it.
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    Throw some weld over the bit to fill the hole. Grind it flat, then relocate the light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Throw some weld over the bit to fill the hole. Grind it flat, then relocate the light.

    Yep will do tomorrow after work I have another light so I'll use 2. That'll change where the holes need to be.
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    Use a reverse drill bit, it'll drill it in the opposite direction and take it right out.
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    I'd pick up a small dremel grinder with the tapered head (one small enough to get down to where the broken bit is. Grind the surface of the broken bit down to a flat surface where you can then drill it out with a larger bit.
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