Stihl Edger Attachment - Broke Blade Bolt

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by gulfstreme, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. gulfstreme

    gulfstreme LawnSite Member
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    I broke the blade bolt on my Stihl Edger Attachment. Theres none sticking out. I was going to drill a hole and use a bolt extractor, but its an edger blade so it is righty loosey, lefty tighty, so the extractor would need to be "reverse", right?

    Am I going to have to just replace the whole bolt assembly?
     
  2. Green Team Landscaping

    Green Team Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,089

    do you not have a warranty for it
     
  3. gulfstreme

    gulfstreme LawnSite Member
    Posts: 83

    the warranty doesn't cover "operator error" ;)

    I just talked to my dealer and he said they *do* have "reverse" bolt extractors so I guess I'll take it up there to them. Anybody know where I could buy a reverse extractor?
     
  4. Breezmeister

    Breezmeister LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from South Jersey
    Posts: 1,570

    If the bolt is not in "real tight" the use of a regular drill bit might get it out, I have had times when with left hand drill bits where the the bolt came out as I was drilling. I know that SnapOn has a square evtractor that can be hammered in and turn out and I think Sears offers something along the same lines.
    Good Luck
     

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