Tap, snap, oh crap
I’ve snapped a tap in an exhaust stud hole. A normal drill is just polishing the remnants. So what do I need, tungsten or what? Any help would be welcome Tony Lee, PS Facebook Group
Pete O’dell says. You might be able to persuade it round with some long-nose pliers but there’s always the risk of snapping the tips of those off in there. What you really need is a tap removal tool which has prongs that go down the sides of the flutes and allow the snapped-off tap tip to be twisted. Don’t try saying that after a snide Baileys and rum cocktail.
There’s a special tool for this type of nightmare