Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: georgia's toe-nails of the foot hills
Re: B&S Carb help
In addition to a left-handed drill bit, there are removal tools that are also left handed that look like a piece of hex-sided metal that got twisted a partial turn while hot, and left to cool that way. It may be more or less than six 'pointed', but it is much stubbier than a normal extractor, along the order of 1/4" or less, and fits into a socket wrench, or can be turned by a box/open end wrench.
I have had exactly ZERO luck using any of the longer extractors that appear similar to a drill bit. They have broken every time... and left not only the broken bolt or stud, but the extractor also, which was brittle, and impossible to drill into. A lose lose lose proposition. Next time, I'm going for the stubbies.