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Broken Drill Bit

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gness | 17:22 Thu 09th Jul 2015 | Home & Garden
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I'm hanging a gate in an awkward place at a funny angle......me not the gate....

Drilling the last hole for the hinges the bit broke inside the post...probably because of the angle I was at.... and I can't get at it.

I think there are tools for this but I don't seem to have one. Is there a way I can do this tonight or do I have to reposition the hinges or buy the extractor tool?

Strong coffee time I think....

Thanks Gx

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No special tools needed, Gnessie.

Remove the hinge so you can get at the face of the timber post.
Use a narrow wood chisel to excavate a small area around the broken bit. Just enough to be able to get a good hold on it with a pair of pliers.
It'll come out with a bit of twisting and pulling. :o)

I'm wondering if you can still get the screw in next to the broken bit, if there is enough space there ?
Maybe try making a new pilot hole with a bradall, as close as poss.
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Chips post is what I would try first. :o)
the broken bit is very good for teeth-drilling goats.....x
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Thank you all......I can't make another hole as it's through the hinge too so I'll excavate and use the bull nosed pliers......I did have a bit of a fidget but you should see the position I'm having to get myself into to do this...

My head's in a ditch and next door is seeing more of my raised posterior than I would like..... :-(
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p.s. I'm only doing this because I've developed a passion for Postcrete! Fantastic stuff....you can stick posts and trellis all over your garden by just digging a hole and bunging it in with water....love it!.....☺
I've just recommended Postcrete to a friend who is completely "DIY neutral".
(He's an accountant.)

He's done the job, and is well pleased with himself ;o)
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Perfect! Thank you all....I have a gate!

MrB.....my fence was beginning to wobble in the middle and lean towards next door...I couldn't sort it from her side because of a tree.
To do it my side meant a post about eighteen inches from the original with a crossbar to draw them together.....
To stop it looking ugly I turned it into a feature window surrounded by trellis....all done with postcrete and as firm as....well it's not going anywhere!

Thanks all for your help......Gx
What are you talking about? Is this a new language?
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Yes, Tilly.....it's.....Dwityerself..........once know only to men who liked us to think it was mysterious and beyond a mere female.......

Then we females discovered power tools...and postcrete......and now we speak Dwityerself too.....xx
Postcrete is a marvellous invention ... anything for an easy life

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It is indeed,Alav........When I think of the pain of erecting a very long fence forty years ago......now I'm sticking posts in everywhere.

I own two of my fences......the third belongs to next door....four years old and wobbling all over the place..

I think when they go away I'll get busy with the postcrete......☺

gness
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Yes, Tilly.....it's.....Dwityerself..........once know only to men who liked us to think it was mysterious and beyond a mere female.......

Then we females discovered power tools...and postcrete......and now we speak Dwityerself too.....xx


oh my gawd, were doomed I tell ya were doomed.
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Tony...I saw a power tool in Aldi today.....came home to think if I could use it....and I can't remember what on earth it was...but it looked interesting...x
Oh gawd
That will be another in the weapon collection then.
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Yep...if I don't know what to do with it I'll hang it in the kitchen with the rest......☻
T'is a fine collection, any man would be proud of.
how long will it be before gness manages to get her foot stuck in a hole full of postcrete?
Didn't something like that happen to a character in an episode of One foot in the grave?

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