The other day, a guy asked me how to remove stuck bolts. It was a general question; he didn't have a specific problem at that moment. As I started to answer him, I kept having to backtrack, explaining that a particular situation begets a particular range of solutions.
That got me to thinking about how pervasive this problem is to modern man and how uncomfortable I am when I have to go about it.
So, I put up a webpage that focuses on simply defining the problem:Right now I am in the process of reviving an old Onan 6.5KW RV-style generator set and it has numerous stuck bolts. Some of them are steel bolts, about 1/4-20 in size, stuck into aluminum. There is lots of rust. In my googling around I have found references to "Bolt Extractor Sockets". Have any of you folks tried them and what have your experiences been?
And, what is YOUR favorite "stuck bolt" removal process?