Performance Tool Bolt Extractors - 5-Pc. Set, Model# W80635
Innovative Design; Though Absolutely Useless
The design / intended method of operation lends itself to be far more practical then other types of extractors which rely upon a 'wedge' action to attain a grip - both spiral and square cornered; esp considering a tapered edge is forced into an otherwise straight walled hole.
However...; these particular 'extractors' are merely fishing weights without an effective means of attachment; simply put, junk!
Three of these failed straightaway at the first attempted use. In each case it was an effort to remove a fastener that was not stuck or frozen, just that they had been sheared off without enough remaining above the threaded hole to grasp for removal by other means. In each instance the ribbed 'grip' surface disappeared as it was tapped into the hole; and yes, the correct size hole had been made. Two spun freely, as a shaft through a bushing. One did create enough friction to back-out one bolt (to just above the surface), when it gave-up-the-ghost, and finger pressure was used to finish the removal.
No ! I would not recommend this product to anyone I wanted to remain friends with !
January 3, 2014
I have been looking for this extractors for a while and today I found them here at Northern Tools. Great product and will get the job done if used properly. They will be a part of my Tool Box from now on...
November 4, 2013
Don't even bother!
I bought this set because it supposedly had 7/16 and 1/2 in size extractors. I have a Matco set that only goes to 13/32 so imagine my surprise when I got home and the largest size (1/2) was smaller than my 13/32 Matco extractor! Waste of time and gas to return but I hope I can save someone else the trip.
June 26, 2013
This is a great product i have tried many other Bolt Extractors some work maybe once or twice but i have used these over and over again. They work great and i have not broke one yet like most of the other extractors out there.
August 31, 2010