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The bolt was pretty chewed up to begin with, so I took it to my LBS. They tried everything (pumping lube through, all the leverage tricks you can thing of). Didn't budge. Probably didn't help things that I over torqued a little to get rid of some creaks I had (sadly, this didn't help...)

Now, the 8mm isn't getting any grip (wasn't much before either). Options?? Drill it out? I'm ready to take a reciprocating saw to it...
 

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martinman said:
The bolt was pretty chewed up to begin with, so I took it to my LBS. They tried everything (pumping lube through, all the leverage tricks you can thing of). Didn't budge. Probably didn't help things that I over torqued a little to get rid of some creaks I had (sadly, this didn't help...)

Now, the 8mm isn't getting any grip (wasn't much before either). Options?? Drill it out? I'm ready to take a reciprocating saw to it...
First thing I always do when a metric allen head is rounded out, is grab my box of 'Merican sized allens that I keep quarantined on a shelf, lest they infect my metric ones on the workbench. Not always, but often enough, I find a 'merican size that's just slightly bigger than the rounded out metric size. Then I pound the sucker into the rounded bolt and pray while I reef on it. Works pretty often.
Plan B is usually cutting a slot with the dremel.
Plan C involves drills and easyout tool.
 
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