Jim's Tap Extraction

Removal of Broken Taps, Drills, Bolts, Dowel Pins, EZ Outs, Etc.
Installation of Steel or Stainless Steel Inserts of All Sizes

Jim Durish
535 W. 172nd Street
Gardena, CA 90248
Phone 310-344-0115
Email add: jimterr@earthlink.net

Since the dawn of time there have been fasteners. Fasteners hold things together from airplanes to tractors and everything in-between. The problem is that fasteners break off in the holes in which they are placed. I can remove the broken ones so that the part is useable again. I can remove anything.

For example; if you are Mr. Fix It, a mechanic, or a machinist, you may have run into a similar problem. You may have a problem with your car overheating. So you decide to change your cars thermostat yourself. You think to yourself it can't be too hard to do a simple job like this. It may take an hour of so. To get to the thermostat you must remove two approx. 3/8" diameter bolts from thermostat housing before you can expose the thermostat. In removing the bolts you break one off in the manifold.

After a few choice words and maybe some busted knuckles you storm off to the local hardware store. The salesman asks you what can I do for you. So you begin to tell him your situation and he tells you "No Problem".

"I can sell you a couple of drills and an EZ-Out and the bolt will come right out". He now begins to explain the procedure for the removal. "First, you must center punch the bolt so that the drill goes through the center of the bolt. Next you drill with a small drill then stage to a bigger size drill then you hammer the EZ-Out in and unscrew the broken piece of bolt out, it's a piece of cake". You go home with all of this knowledge and all the confidences in the world.

You do just as the salesman stated, center punch, small drill, larger drill, hammer the EZ-Out in and just before the bolt fragment is to twist out of the hole; the EZ-Out snaps off!

You have just found out that EZ-outs don't always live up to their name.

Now you get your drill out and attempt to drill out the broken EZ-Out. Surprise, you find out that the EZ-Out is as hard as glass and all your drill wants to do is just glance off of it. Frustrated and not knowing what to do next you go back to the salesman at the hardware store to tell him your problem. He say's "no problem, I will sell you some more drills so you can drill the EZ-out out". Little does he know you have already tried that with no luck. Most salesmen have no idea how to remove hard items such as EZ-outs, taps or drills.

That's where I come in. I have been removing broken items for a long time. Over the years I think that I have seen just about every attempt to remove broken items there is. People try to drill out pencil-sized bolts with large size drills and when their attempt is finished the hole size is sometimes as big as your thumb. They sometimes break off rat-tailed files, drills, taps, ez-outs and sometime a combination of all of these in the same hole. In most cases, I can still fix their problem.

Since 1975 I have been performing this type of service for customers throughout the United States, and overseas with the removal of broken items from almost every type of part you can think of. If you have ever broken something off and needed this type of service there is a possibility that I have spoken to you in the past. After 23+ years of performing this service with a company in Gardena Ca., I have now started my own business as of June 1999. In my business, I provide the same quality and service just as I have in the past for customers needing electronic disintegration.

The machine that I use to perform this magic is an electron drill. This is a type of EDM (electrical discharge machine). Some people say, to watch me work is like watching a surgeon. Investing a great deal of time and patience in this process can protect the integrity and life of a part. The unique thing about this service is broken items are removed without damage to the surrounding metal.

Broken items such as bolts, EZ-Outs, taps, drills, reamers, dowel pins, roll pins, punches, files, ball bearings, etc. Can be removed from aluminum engine blocks, cylinder heads, cams, carburetors, pistons, gears, and a variety of other machined parts.

I have successfully performed this service for some of the biggest names in the high performance products and aerospace industries.

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