Heat can help loosen stubborn bolts, but what about situations when open flame isn’t an option? The Mini-Ductor applies the same magnetic induction technology you see in modern rangetop stoves to heat up metal — and only metal — in very specific locations. This might be great for working near fuel lines or in tight spots.
It comes with a Nut-Z-Off (stop laughing) coil that fits around various sizes of nuts and bolts, a Bearing Buddy rope coil which is perfect for taking apart stuck bearings, and a U-formed coil for everything else. The owner’s manual shows you how to best use each of the various attachments, and Induction Innovations — the manufacturer — also sells a mini-pad that can be used to remove vinyl decals and other moldings from painted panels.
All this induction fun doesn’t come cheap though: at a street price of $480 it’s obviously geared more towards the professional mechanic than hobbyists. Unless, of course, you’re a freakin’ loaded hobbyist.
Mini-Ductor [Induction Innovations]