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Favourite Tools For Awkward Jobs

Postby Guest » Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:00 pm

We've all been there. Nuts and bolts that are rusted solid, or even cold welded with corrosion. One tool I could not do without is the nut splitter, very handy when it's not safe to use a blow lamp to get rusted nuts turning.

I hate using the angle grinder! Lethal things, way too fast, and once you've seen one throw a disc, Ah.

Postby Chickenjohn » Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:53 am

Better than nut splitter are my set of Irwin bolt grippers. these have a spiral flute that grips the flats of a nut bolt that has rusted solid. I've even been able to build up weld onto a completely rounded worn chiselled down bolt, file a flat into the weld and use the bolt grippers to undo.

They have a hexagon on the side so you can use them with  a spanner as well as ratchet in tight spots (like the awkward bolt in the top corner of front wing).Image

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... t-grip-set

Great bit of kit, you can also apparently use them with air tools.
Cheers John


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Postby Guest » Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:40 am

Didn't even know there was such an animal CJ. Will be ordering a set for sure.

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