Power at Work: Quick and handy repairs for damaged threads

This is not a simple, cheap do-it-yourself repair. But it can be done with the proper kit, or by your local repair shop


Missing parts are always frustrating and there’s nothing more annoying than missing threads. Yes, you try to tighten the bolt into the engine block, but there are no threadsthere – and no way to put a nut on the other side.

Well, back when I was a boy and my dad had this problem with some old tractor, he would just drill the hole out, rethread the hole to the next size larger bolt and move on.

Better Farming - April 2009