THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

4y ago
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If you drive an older rusty car, 12-point sockets (or wrenches) will ruin your day.. Rounding the corners of your bolts instead of removing them. #MAW

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  • thank you so much! i REALLY needed to know that a few days ago for a simple belt replacement in an old Toyota. i'll get a 6 point socket and hope the bolt i'm trying to remove isn't completely ruined yet.

      4 years ago
    • You're welcome! It gets expensive to learn everything the hard way.... A wise man will learn from OTHER people's mistakes whenever possible!! By the way, A 12-point socket can be used to remove oddball 4-point nuts if you ever come across...

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        4 years ago
  • If your bolt has had the points rounded, locking pliers, such as Vise Grips, and a penatrating oil, such as Liquid Wrench, may still save the day.

      4 years ago
  • Then why are there equivalents in metric? There are no 12 sided bolts, also many foreign cars use metric sizes, especially old ones, so why not have both? My craftsman tool set has both of them, and I use them both.

      4 years ago
    • Actually there ARE 12-point bolts!! Check out the ARP catalog sometime, they've got very high quality fasteners with 12-point heads on them. The problem is that since 12-point SEEMS to fit everything....people try to use it everywhere. A...

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        4 years ago
    • gottcha! I didn't know there were 12-point bolts! I just know that sometimes, even on my roadster the metric comes in handy and I have never stripped a bolt using one.

        4 years ago
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