Here in the Toolmonger shop we have little patience for working bolts out, and if at first we don’t succeed we just pile on more grunt. On occasion this leads to rounding off a few corners — you know, like all of them. This nine-piece extractor set from Garret Wade offers some help in that department.
The set grabs and digs into uber-mangled and rounded hex head fittings from 3/8” to 1″ to let you twist ’em right off, as if they were never victims of mechanic brutality. Just find the right size 1/2” drive socket that’ll grip the head of the fastener, slip it on, and twist. The socket seizes the head of the bolt and it comes free.
Not a bad set of problem solvers to have around the shop — if you do any mechanic work at all, you’ve already encountered an instance where these would bail you out or you will in the future.
Pricing starts at $80.