Removing bolts with rounded heads, stripped threads, frozen, or even broken flush with the material like the one shown here, can be a real challenge. Here are ten ways to help remove problem fasteners. One of the biggest frustrations when disassembling a vehicle for restoration, or even repair, is the dreaded seized or stripped bolt.
We have all had it happen. You are turning a wrench and then BAM, the head of the bolt rounds off, the wrench slips, and you bust your knuckles on the edge of something sharp. It never fails; there is always a sharp edge next to a rounded bolt waiting for your tender knuckles.
The majority of wrenches found on the market today are 12 point. This is because 12 point wrenches allow the wrench to be used on both 12 and 6 point bolts, as well as allowing twice as many engagement points for those tight spots. If you have already stripped a bolt or nut, it is often still not to late to use a 6 point.
If you ask what is the single thing that is most affected by rust and corrosion, the unanimous answer would be nuts and bolts. Most of the time, the nuts become one with the accompanying bolt. They are so stuck and seized in place that it becomes difficult to even move them. Rusted equipment can cause serious harm to any product.
The bolt has always gotten the glory, but the nut is the real star. It can be round or square, winged or crenellated, easy to remove or impossible to remove. It holds together everything from bridges to bicycles.
These methods contain both simple options, and some that use luxurious tools such as an impact gun or welder. Did you use this instructable in your classroom? Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Mathew was able to figure out how to remove a stuck lug nut. He writes about his tips and tricks. A rather bad experience at a nationally known automotive tire shop inspired me to write this article.
Stripped threads are another common issue you may experience. However, there are numerous tricks, or hacks, that you can use to loosen stuck bolts of all types. Many of these solutions can be done with simple tools lying around the house. Professional mechanics usually have their favorite method.
In this post, we are going to talk about the 8 different ways on how to remove a stripped nut. We have also provided you with step-by-step instruction on how to use these 8 easy methods. After you have finished reading this article, we hope that you will be able to apply your newfound knowledge to do these jobs right the first time.