Extractor Set Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

An extractor set is a unique yet highly useful tool. The five best extractor sets reviewed and compared.

If you're faced with a rusted or difficult to remove screw or bolt - you'll need an extractor set. After using a power drill and the correct size and type of bit - you drill a pilot hole into the broken bolt or screw.

Once you've worked the hole large enough to insert the bolt extractor, making sure you've got a good grip then start turning it counter-clockwise. The extractor will tighten up inside the bolt, allowing you to work the bolt out of its position.

A specialist tool and incredibly handy when faced with a range of broken screws, bolts, hex screws and more - the five featured below are the best selling extractor sets. They're all highly rated and offer great value for money.

Irwin Industrial Tools 394001 Bolt-Grip Bolt Extractor Base Set, 5-Piece

This is the best selling extractor set - specifically for the removal of bolts and it comes packede into a neat, sturdy case. It will take out a variety of sizes and can handle rusted, painted over or rounded off bolts.

The flutes are all manufactured from high quality carbon steel and between their make and reverse spiral design they deliver a superior grip when you need it the most. The extractor's drive is a square 3/8", which makes them good for working with power ratchets, wrenches and hand ratchets and a hexagonal flat if you want to use manual tools. Versatile set and does exactly what it says in the product info.

Irwin Industrial Tools 394001 Bolt-Grip Bolt Extractor Base Set, 5-Piece

The Irwin 5-pc. deep well Bolt-Grip fastener remover easily removes damaged nuts and bolts that have rusted tight, painted over or rounded off. Engineered to grip bolts in almos...

$19.98  $17.00

Lisle 19250 Stuck Bolt, Nut and Stud Remover Set - 6 Piece

This is extractor set is comparative to the Irwin product and it extracts bolts, studs and nuts. Locked up, rusted and painted over, it handles a variety of stuck fasteners ranging between 1/4" and 9/16".

The inner section of the extractor's uses a spline cut design to take a grip on whatever you're faced with and in terms of versatility, it beats the Irwin set. The extractor's are also housed in a decent enough sturdy case and manufactured from heavy duty steel. For my money it's the Irwin set - there's something more substantial about them but - if you want a set that will rip out studs and nuts as well - buy this one.

Lisle 19250 Stuck Bolt, Nut and Stud Remover Set - 6 Piece

Drive the proper size remover over the bolt head, nut or stud. The remover spline cuts into the bolt head or threads for a sure grip.

$30.78  $26.45

Irwin Industrial Tools 54009 Fractional Bolt Extractor Set, 9-Piece

The Irwin 9 piece extractor set is pretty much the same as the 5 piece, the difference being you've got a wider range of extractors. They're manufactured from the same carbon steel, come in the same - though larger - robust case and they have the same ability to remove locked up bolts.

It's also available in a 13 piece set in the event that you work in an environment whereby you're going to regularly meet up with a fair variety of bolts in terms of size. You really can and will save yourself a ton of time with a set that's as well made as this one - trust me ... reaming, bashing and brute force doesn't remove rusted up bolts.

Irwin Industrial Tools 54009 Fractional Bolt Extractor Set, 9-Piece

Left hand spiral flute for gripping power. Can be used with flat wrench, adjustable wrench or socket. Made with high carbon steel. Available in 18 sizes from 1/4-1 standard metric.

$71.77  $65.10

Irwin Industrial Tools 11119 Metal Index Spiral Flute Screw Extractors with Left Hand Cobalt Drill Bits Set, 10-Piece

This one's the best selling screw extractor set and yup - it's an Irwin product. The theme here is that Irwin do it better - pretty much. The set if comprehensive enough to bet you out of most tight fixes - a set of five extractors and five left handed drill bits.

Manufactured from tough stuff, the extractors have the innovative Irwin spiral design going doing through the flutes and like you get with the bolt extractors - there's plenty of grip and power going on. The cobalt coating on the drill bits gives them the edge and if faced with a threadless screw - patience, the right technique and this set will provide the solution. Top quality set - great price tag.

Irwin Industrial Tools 11119 Metal Index Spiral Flute Screw Extractors with Left Hand Cobalt Dril...

HN11119 Features: -Designed to remove broken studs, bolts, socket screws and fittings.-Aggressive left hand spiral design for extra gripping power.-Spiral flutes are designed to...

$20.18  $20.00

Irwin Industrial Tool 53227 Hex Head Multi-Spline Extractor Set, 25-Piece

Seems we're on the Irwin extractor set show but - if they're the best then they're the best. Fact is - they are. This time around we've got a 25 piece set that contains enough extractors for you to remove nuts, bolts, screws and studs.

They're manufactured from C4150 alloy steel, which ensures a higher strength - needed for the torque required for removing fasteners - and an all round long lasting tool. They're a USA manufacture, come in a good quality case and they're also great for the removal of pipes, torx and hey screws. Best set overall, affordable, awesome quality - and they're made in the USA!

Irwin Industrial Tool 53227 Hex Head Multi-Spline Extractor Set, 25-Piece

HAN53227 Features: -Designed to remove broken studs, bolts, socket screws and fittings for high torque applications.-Aggressive left hand spiral design for extra gripping power....

Only $40.00
Updated: 06/25/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
 
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