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Electric Pliers (Tube Extracters)


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I would grind down the heel around the tube a little so you can get a pair of nippers onto them (or get the tube in a vice if you prefer).

Then, if necessary, assuming the drill has snapped off a little way down the tube, get a new drill bit & drill the tube without putting any pressure onto the broken bit.

This should create enough friction & heat to loosen the tube in the same way as the electric pliers would (at least I assume so, having never used a pair!) so that you can then whip it out, clear the tube, rebuild if necessary, and away you go.

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Does anybody still use these even?  I've managed without for the last 6 years but I have a broken drill bit inside a pair of stiletto's and it doesn't want to come out!  Maybe someone has another idea?

I would grind down the heel around the tube a little so you can get a pair of nippers onto them (or get the tube in a vice if you prefer).

Then, if necessary, assuming the drill has snapped off a little way down the tube, get a new drill bit & drill the tube without putting any pressure onto the broken bit.

This should create enough friction & heat to loosen the tube in the same way as the electric pliers would (at least I assume so, having never used a pair!) so that you can then whip it out, clear the tube, rebuild if necessary, and away you go.

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