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post #9 of Old 06-14-2013
bobsaxet
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Re: cam cleat removal

Great post! Screw extractors work great - everyone should have a set. One additional step which I don't believe was mentioned is that you need to carefully centerpunch the head of the screw so the drill bit won't wonder around. If you don't centerpunch you risk getting started off center which is ruinous. I also suggest that if you go down the screw extractor route that you practice first. There is some feel involved. Lastly don't push it when drilling. If you break the drill off in the screw you're done. Recovering from this is much work.
Hope this helps, Bob
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