In a message dated 97-09-29 10:51:42 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> I have looked at the faily detailed pictures of these wrenches which I
> received in my Craftsman Club advertisement. It appears to me that the
> is such that the wrench may not grab the nut as securely as I'd like -
> to possible slippage if the nut is on very tight. Also, the design which
> allows it to "ratchet" may wear on the edges of a nut if used several
> These potential problems make me believe that there is a possibility of
> rounding nuts/bolts, which then severely compounds the original problem of
> Do be careful. I have damaged enough nuts/bolts with sloppily fitting
> wrenches to really appreciate tight fitting wrenches and sockets.
I haven't used the aforementioned wrenches but I do have a simple yet
wonderfully simple solution to rounded nuts, damaged bolt heads, gouged
phillips head screws and flat screws, etc. A product called ScrewGrab
increases the friction on any metal so that you can deal with damaged and/or
hard to remove hardware. You just put a drop on the screw head or a little
bit inside your wrench/socket and the resulting 'grab' is dramatic. I always
have a tube in my toolbox.
It uses small, diamond shaped particles that add the increased 'grab' -
to the tune of about 400% more friction. This stuff really works. It's five
bucks from TOWER TECH.
73, Steve K7LXC
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