Handy extractor sets for damaged and rounded-off hex and Torx® fasteners
Tuesday 06 April 2021
It can be frustrating when confronted with a hex or Torx® fastener that has become damaged, cross-threaded or jammed, and then becomes even more damaged and rounded-off as you attempt to remove it. Of course you can drill and use a stud extractor, or drill it out completely, but that is time consuming and potentially damaging. Instead, reach for these handy extractor sets from Laser Tools, one set for damaged hex fasteners (part number 8052), the other for damaged Torx® fasteners (part number 8053).
The left-hand tapered spiral design, bites into the bolt or screw and grips more as more torque is applied.
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The 8052 Hex set includes four 1/4" drive socket bits — 3, 4, 5 and 6mm (37mm length), and four 3/8" drive socket bits — 7, 8, 9 and 10mm (48mm length).
The 8053 Torx® set includes three 1/4" drive socket bits — T10, T15 and T20 (37mm length), and four 3/8" drive socket bits — T25, T27, T30 and T4 (43mm length).
The sockets are manufactured from chrome vanadium steel, and the bits from strong S2 shock-resisting tool steel. Both sets are supplied on a metal socket rail for secure and easy storage.
A very useful addition to the toolbox that will get you out of trouble. They are available now from your Laser Tools stockist.