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i`m in south Florida.
most guys install storm shutters with tapcons.
this person used those lead , hammer-drive anchors.
the client needs these shutters ( accordion-shutters)removed , so the tile guy can install new tile around the pool area.then I have to re-install them.
we`re taking maybe 80 fasteners or more, and some are in recessed niches , where I have maybe 3 inches wide to get my hand and tool 5 or 6 inches in.
can`t use a grinder, no room ,
if I try to slam them out with a chisel ( which is hard as hell), it just really damages the aluminum face . it`ll look like crap

any ideas?

The Dude
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The pins are usually stainless - at least the ones I buy. I don't specify stainless, they just are so I assume most are. That makes them kind of hard to drill out.

Those oscillating saws do ok with the right blade. Die grinder with carbide bit would work pretty good. Both risk collateral damage. Maybe a really bad a$$ drill bit is the way to go :)
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