The “rounded-off” nut or bolt is the scourge of the mechanical workshop. Particularly on exhaust components, a corroded and seized nut or bolt defies all attempts to remove it, and if using a spanner or ill-fitting socket, the flats of the fastener soon get rounded-off, making things worse. What to do?
Well, you could get out the angle grinder or better still, reach for this ingenious new Damaged Nut/Bolt Extractor Set from Laser Tools (part number 7524).
This set is made up of a set of cleverly designed hexagon bolt and nut extractor adaptor caps. These specially hardened caps fit over the rounded off fixing and allows a standard 12 point socket or ring spanner to be used to remove the rounded off fastener. The extractor cap grips and moulds itself to the rounded-off fastener and keeps on gripping until it loosens off.
There are 12 sizes included in the set: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm and 19mm. For lightly rounded-off fasteners the caps can used again and again, but for more damaged fasteners the caps are classed as consumable items (replacements parts are available to keep your set complete).
A very useful addition to the tool kit — great value and available now from your local Laser Tools supplier, typically priced at £13.73 (price includes VAT), but remember to check for the best prices and special offers.
See the new Damaged Nut/Bolt Extractor Set in action on the Tool Connection YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/XLLvJSTTQwA
More details from www.lasertools.co.uk