View Full Version : need help with gas block

04-15-2012, 11:20 AM
So I was installing my gas block and the screw snapped and I have no idea how to remove the broken screw. Does anybody have any idea how to remove it or is it trash now?

04-15-2012, 11:27 AM
Can we get a pic of the broken screw and how it's situated? Usual way to remove them is with a left handed drill bit and or easy outs.

04-15-2012, 12:11 PM
Nice thing about gas blocks , is that it is a split section at the bottom...and that means the threaded surface area is usually very small.

Usually an undersized drill bit in the center of the screw from the threaded side sends the part left in the threads right on out.

Then chase the threads with the correct sized tap , before installing a new bolt.

04-15-2012, 8:41 PM
hardware store has broken screw extractors, they are cheap.