Recently I rounded off the head of a tube nut. Tried various ways of
removing it, none worked.
I found a tool that works great at removing rounded heads. Vice-Grip
wrench: Not vice-grip pliers. This tool has 3 sided jaws that tightly
grip on the remaining sides of a rounded nut. It grips so tight that
even when pulling very hard it did not slip. The nut came off. Has the
advantage of being usable on tubing nuts where box end wrenches cant be
used. I found mine at Westlake Hardware store.
On Sat, 5 Aug 2006 07:53:52 -0500, email@example.com (I I) wrote:
I'm no sure if you are just posting helpful tips or trying to spam and
sell the thing. Like where in this world is that hardware store? I
never heard of it, so it must be a local store. Anyhow, I'd like to
see a photo of this thing. What makes it different from a common vice
grips? Is there a picture anywhere on the web that you can direct us
to? Or post a photo of yours on a website or binary newsgroup such as
alt.binaries.pictures. It sounds useful, but I need a photo to get a
better idea of what it is and does. Is it made by the vice grip
company? Do thye have a website? (vicegrip.com does not appear to
There's also this little miracle, recommended by someone in this newsgroup a
few months back, when I was trying to remove a stuck faucet valve seat:
If visegrips were unable to budge a stuck bolt, this thing would save your
day. Very cool invention.
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