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    Thread: Irwin Bolt Grippers

    1. Member dflemin4's Avatar
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      10-01-2012 09:02 PM #1
      So the allen bolt on my rear brake carrier is stripped. I did some research and people say these work well. Has anybody used them also and know what size socket is the one they used. Amazon sells a few different sets and I just want to make sure I am ordering the set with the correct size socket. Thanks.

    2. 10-01-2012 09:15 PM #2
      I have the Craftsman set. Have gotten me out of jams a number of times. Definitely worth the money.

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      10-02-2012 12:45 PM #3
      Yeah heard good things just that there are two sets and not sure which to buy. It look like it might be about 17mm. Anyone know for sure?

    4. 10-02-2012 11:34 PM #4
      I got the starter set (half), then the other half later. Very very versatile. I use them all the time. Busted a lug bolt off in the rotor not long ago about 3/8" protruding. Put that bestard on and it took it right out. Good for crappy broken exhaust studs too.

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      10-03-2012 06:19 PM #5
      I've used the Irwin set countless times on many makes especially Allen head vw bolts


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      10-05-2012 01:47 PM #6
      From very recent experience with a stripped flywheel bolt THESE ARE THE MOST AWESOMEST THINGS IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!

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      10-06-2012 04:42 PM #7
      I have the craftsman set. Everyone should have a set. There will be one day when you strip that darn suspension bolt and instead of swearing at it like a sailor, you will calmly take out this tool and pull that little SOB out.
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      10-07-2012 10:48 AM #8
      Get the set you will not regret the purchase.

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      12-05-2012 10:11 PM #9
      This is on my Christmas list too
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      12-05-2012 11:15 PM #10
      I had to have both halfs of the Irwin set.
      Let me put it to you this way...

      before when I saw a stripped bolt I was about ready to cry about the PITA that awaited me.
      Now I welcome every and all fu(ked up bolt..
      Best invention ever.

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      12-06-2012 06:42 PM #11
      I have them, their great!

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      12-06-2012 07:24 PM #12
      I ave two sets


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      12-06-2012 07:29 PM #13
      I'm looking at a 14 piece craftsman set. I think that'll cover everything I will need it for. I can't wait to get them cause I know I'll be putting them to use.
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      12-06-2012 07:42 PM #14
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      12-06-2012 10:20 PM #15
      One bolt I always have in mind is the VR water pump pulley. This has always saved me.


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