Hex Extractor

Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by Wayne, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Hex wrenches with a cutting edge for extra bite. Great for stuck hex bolts and/or rounded out hex heads.
    Regular price $25 but on sale at
    Princess Auto for $10

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  2. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    never seen those before
     
  3. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Either have I. Seems to be a better alternative to hammering in a sacrificial Torx bit or using a screw extractor. Despite the fact that they say it won't damage hex fasteners, I wouldn't use it unless needed - especially for plated hardware. Good find! Fewer real bargains at PA than there used to be but sometimes you can find a real gem for low dollars.
     
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  4. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Makes you start to appreciate Torx
     
  5. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    I swapped out the 12 counter sunk hex bolts in my skid plate to stainless torx drive. Gotta love Amazon.ca
     
  6. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    There has got to be a reason that BMW uses torx heads on virtually all of their fasteners... ;)
     
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Most everything on my KTM is Torx as well. But most all of these torx bolts accepts a 10mm socket as well.
     
  8. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    Torx fasteners are easier for robots to install.
     
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  9. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    And surely don't strip as easily as allen bolts
     
  10. Bob

    Bob Active Member

    The engineering is all about 'strength of materials'. Quality 'fastners' and quality tools... all good. Titan is Chinese so you get what you pay for.
    Mind torque settings in 'monkey metal'. Careful not to over torque a stainless male thread in an aluminum female thread w/o anti seize. Just saying' :(
     

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