How to Easily Repair a Worn Out Hex Bolt

Doesn't matter if it is IKEA or high quality furniture - hex bolts wear out easily when they are put in and it too many times. Here is how to repair them

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How to Easily Repair a Worn Out Hex Bolt
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I figured this out while putting up a used baby crib for the umpteenth time. The hex screws weren't turning anymore, but replacement wasn't available in the local hardware store. Here is how to fix it

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As you can see this was a hex bolt once, but the six inner edges are round now

As you can see this was a hex bolt once, but the six inner edges are round now

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The easy solution: Hit it with a hammer!

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Do it on a flat metal surface like this anvil

Do it on a flat metal surface like this anvil

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Hit the same side until the bolt fits your open-end jaw spanner. Watch the video to see how easy this works

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It' s hammer time !!!

It' s hammer time !!!

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You'll end up with your hex bolt looking like this

You'll end up with your hex bolt looking like this

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Fits my open-end jaw spanner

Fits my open-end jaw spanner

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...works as intended!

...works as intended!

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If you have any questions or need more details, just post a comment. In case you like this idea, have a look at my other Snapguides: snapguide.com/martin-storbeck…

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