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How do I remove bolts locked up with rust from a steel swingset? Our screwdriver just strips the bolt, and I'm reluctant to use a torch to heat them.

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Posted 2013-05-27T19:21:43+0000  by Doug126 Doug126
 

You can try something like Liquid Wrench, although if the screwdriver is caming out you might still not be able to generate enough force to break it free.  One option with the screws is to use a square shank screwdriver that's the right size for the slot.  Then use a wrench to turn screwdriver.  It helps if two people work at it, one pushing and the other turning.

 

Failing that, grind off the head of the bolt and drive out remaining piece.

Posted 2013-05-27T20:22:47+0000  by Adam444
 
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