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    So I got this set of double Speed Cobras from eBay for a helluva deal, because one of the bolts was broken off in the hole on the drive shaft. I knew I could fix it, so I jumped on the deal.

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    I just received them yesterday, and within an hour, I have the broken bolt removed.

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    I found a 4 pack of replacement bolts online. They'll be here tomorrow. Easy way to save a couple hundred bucks!
    Last edited by Powertrip240; 01-23-2019 at 12:21 PM.
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    Wow, impressive! Helps to have your knowledge and skill. Kudos to you man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    Wow, impressive! Helps to have your knowledge and skill. Kudos to you man!
    Thanks! I work aircraft maintenance, I supervise the Sheetmetal shop for the largest airline in the world. This is kinda in my wheelhouse! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powertrip240 View Post
    Thanks! I work aircraft maintenance, I supervise the Sheetmetal shop for the largest airline in the world. This is kinda in my wheelhouse! LOL
    Dang dude..that's cool!

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    Were you able to find a good purchase/notch to tap it around and out with a punch or did you have to go full boat and drill and easy out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noreastbob View Post
    Were you able to find a good purchase/notch to tap it around and out with a punch or did you have to go full boat and drill and easy out?
    It was too tight to tap. I went full boat. I drilled it, and used an EZ out. Only broke one drill bit in the process. Lol
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    I can't believe someone sold them just cause of that lol
    A simple easy out set and boom done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    I can't believe someone sold them just cause of that lol
    A simple easy out set and boom done.

    Killer steal of a deal for you!
    I agree! And even if you couldn't get that screw out, they worked just fine as is. The only thing was, you would have to leave half of the driveshaft connected to the slave pedal. Either way, it's good to go now!
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    Damn great deal

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    Was it a left handed drill bit to pull out the broken bolt? Or did you just drill and tap a new hole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -bongos- View Post
    Was it a left handed drill bit to pull out the broken bolt? Or did you just drill and tap a new hole?
    I used a regular drill bit to start a hole in the center of the broken bolt shank, then used an EZ Out, which is basically a left-handed drill bit, to extract it.
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    Itís amazing how many people tighten the snot out of wingnuts and setscrews on drums & hardware. Iíve seen tom mount tubes and cymbal stand tubes that were literally crushed from over-tightened wing bolts. I guess if you play hard rock or metal...but I barely snug them down and have never had an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    It’s amazing how many people tighten the snot out of wingnuts and setscrews on drums & hardware. I’ve seen tom mount tubes and cymbal stand tubes that were literally crushed from over-tightened wing bolts. I guess if you play hard rock or metal...but I barely snug them down and have never had an issue.
    I completely agree! There's no reason this particular bolt should have been tightened to the point of breaking off the head. If someone has an issue with a screw or bolt loosening over time, there's a product for that. Loc-tite.
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    Years ago I thought this tool was a great idea and I bought one...............it allows you to overtighten so much more than a regular drum key, you strip out anything if not careful.

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    I got a drawer full of drum keys of all types and yes I have one too! and you're right you can overtighten with it! lol.

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