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Stubborn stud removal and installation

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Stubborn stud removal and installation

Studs can be tricky. Sometimes they get frozen in place and are very hard to remove. If you never want to reuse the stud you are trying to remove, then by all means just grab on to it with vise grips and give her a turn. Most of the time however, the threads of the stud need to be kept nice for reuse. The solution is simple as shown below.

First, thread a nut onto the stud hand tight as far down as you can. Second thread another nut down onto that nut and tighten them both together locking them in place. Use the inner nut to twist the stud out. The outer nut can be used to twist the stud in.