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Old 01-06-2012, 11:12 PM
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Default Re: first build still giving me ****! (long read)

Try a left hand drill bit. They are designed to turn backwards from a normal drill bit and if you get lucky as it is cutting the hole it will grip the broken stud and spin it out.
Perhaps 3 out of 5 times they do the trick for me.
Left Hand Drill Bit - Harbor Freight Tools

I usually do not recommend Harbor Freight drill bits, but I don't know how to recommend to you how to get the Snap-On bits that I use. They came from a Snap-On truck.

After typing all that out I decided to do a search. You might be able to buy from them on line, I don't know as I have never tried myself. The quality is absolutely top notch if you can bear the price difference between Harbor Freight and Snap-On.
DBLS105A, Set, Drill Bit, Left Hand, High Speed Steel, 5 Bits
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