Specifications & Dimensions
|Item Weight (lbs.):||1.69|
|Product Type:||Bolt-out sets|
|Quantity in Set:||10 pc.|
|Units Type:||SAE and Metric|
Ratings & Reviews
Specialty socket set designed to easily remove rounded, damaged or corroded nuts, bolts, wheel lugs, pipes, pipe nipples or studs. Fits sizes 3/8 to 3/4 in. and 10mm to 19mm plus punch.
- Spiraled, fluted taper on socket interior bites into damaged fasteners and won't let go
- When turned counter-clockwise, socket grabs/contacts greater surface area
- Use with impact wrench, air ratchet, hand ratchet or breaker bar
- Ideal for automotive, motorcycle, marine and industrial applications or home use
- Available for Gift Wrap
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I make my living as a "real" mechanic so I know tools. I had a corroded bolt on a tranny housing that would not budge. I had already broken two 6 point sockets...which had rounded the bolt off when they gave way. The situation got worse with each attempt to break the bolt free. I was about to grind the head off the bolt but decided to give this product a try. I had my doubts...but they were unfounded. It gripped the the 1/2 bolt head and then I applied tons of pressure with the breaker bar....followed by a huge POW and then all the extensions and the bolt remover fell to the ground. I figured I broke the breaker bar or an extension...or the bolt remover socket...just like the previous 10 or so attempts. But to my surprise it was the bolt that had loosened. What a relief. Grinding the top bolt of a transmission housing on a transmission installed in the vehicle would not have been fun. This product is well worth it and should be essential in any mechanics tool box.
I bought this set because it seems I'm always working on stripped out (rounded) or rusty bolts. These things grab on hard and will usually break the bolts loose without a problem. Save a ton of time and headaches for yourself at half the price of other major brands. I haven't needed to bring a worn one back yet but the Craftsman warranty has always been great.
Garnet Valley, PA
Should have been made as deep sockets as well as 1/2 drive. The 3/8 drive just don't cut it. With a 3/8 wratchet you cant get anything loose and you end up breaking the wratchet. They force you to use a 1/2 to 3/8 adapter with a 1/2 drive wratchet then the adapter breaks. Use a Snapon or Matco 1/2 to 3/8 adapter and you will get the job done.
I had a rounded off bolt on an axle shaft that I had been fighting for about 4 hours. Actually saw a you tube video posted by a mechanic that swore by this bolt/nut remover. I went to Sears, purchased the set and removed the rounded off bolt in no time. I have owned this set less than a month and it had already paid for itself!
River Edge, NJ
I needed to remove a rounded, rusted bolt from my Honda's exhaust system and it worked great. The instructions say to use a size that just catches the top of the bolt but I had to go a few sizes larger for it to work.
After a lot of trying took a couple of rusty bolts out and snapped off a couple. Hard to get correct size to fit, still rounded off corners of bolts. Brought back and got the" Grip Tite Super Sockets!" (that Sears carries)These work great!!
This tool was used to try and remove a hinge bolt on a automobile. The first one I purchased was obviously used and had metal shavings in the tool carrier right from the store shelf. I instantly returned it the following day a received a new unoped tool. The tool did not work in my case probably because of the access to swing a hammer on the adapter over the bolt head. I also have a little doubt on how long it will last since the metal showed early ding marks from medium hits with the hammer to secure it on the bolt head.
New Castle, IN
I got this set years ago and have only had 2 use it 3 times(before I got it maybe once a mnth this would have helped go figure ) took off a lug nut with a 1/2 long craftsman ratchet using an adapter came off with ez. Tool lug out of socket no damage 2 socket....the nut was done but that was 2 be expected. Live these sockets takes off those stubborn stripped nuts.
This product may be OK for around the garage at home, but is deffiently not for the professional Diesel Mechanic at work in a gargage. I got the Craftsman 10pc. Impact Grade Bolt-Out Damaged Bolt/Nut Remover for my husband who works as a Diesel Mechanic and it failed the 1st time out of the box. The very 1st time he used one of them it stripped out and I had to return it to the store. I would not recommend this product for any professional Diesel Mechanic, it won't hold up.
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