4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gripping Stuff, 6 Oct 2011
I was chuffed to find these on Amazon, I had a ptoblem with a van and had to get some severley damged 13mm bolts out of an Aluminium lower wishbone on the front suspension. The bolts were totaly ruined by a previous owner who had attempted to repair the anti roll bar outer bushes and looked like he used his teeth!
I looked at garage suppliers and could only find pro tools at £70 ~ £100 a set. These by comparison were a bargain. I like the fact that you can use a ratchet with or without a socket, or spanner to drive them. This means you can start the job with the spanner which allows you to get up close and personal with the offending bolt or nut, you stay in line with the head of the damaged item so get good level drive onto the nut.
Once on and the spiral cut teeth dig in, the bolt moves as it should. Once on the move I swapped to the ratchet and was able in every instance to remove the chewed bolts with ease.
The Grip nut removers are very well made, and infuse confidence in the user that they are more than capable of doing the job asked.
I showed the tools to my regular mechanic and he convinced me to sell them to him, he was so impressed and has already used them at his business and confirms that they are indeed a quality item.
I am not without a set of my own as I came home and ordered a second set - a good addition to your tool kit. Save lots of time and bruised knuckles when you get those problem nuts and bolts.