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How to Loosen Nuts and Bolts

Encountering stuck nuts and bolts can be a frustrating problem in the workshop. Here's what you can do.

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use hacksaw to cut groove for flathead screwdriver
Photo 4 of 5Use a hacksaw to cut a groove for a flat-head screwdriver.

Cut a Groove(4 of 5)

If the head of the bolt is buried in your work piece, use a hacksaw to cut a groove in the top of the bolt. Stick the end of a screwdriver into the groove to hold the bolt steady while you loosen the nut.

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