The Gator Grip is another one of late-night “as-seen-on-TV-style” all-in-one tools, but it looks like it might be just the ticket for removing a really seriously jacked up fastener.
It’s a 3/8″ drive socket that replaces every SAE and metric socket from 1/4 in. to 3/4″ or 9mm to17mm. It automatically adjusts to every size bolt including wire nuts, hooks, square nuts by using 54 internal spring-loaded, hardened alloy steel roller pins that compress and grab the fastener. It can also attach to your air tool or power drill with an adaptor
to mangle bolts in overtime so you don’t have to hand crank.
I don’t think I’d use this on a daily basis, but it might be a good one to throw in the bag of tools at the junkyard or in the car emergency kit.
Street pricing for the made in the USA units starts around $20, and the made-in-China knockoffs are around $9. The Gator-Grip site warns of the cheap materials that are used in the knockoffs, however, so buyer beware.