It can be frustrating when confronted with a hex or Torx® fastener that has become damaged, cross-threaded or jammed, and then becomes even more damaged and rounded-off as you attempt to remove it.

Of course, you can drill and use a stud extractor, or drill it out completely, but that is time-consuming and potentially damaging. Instead, reach for these handy extractor sets from Laser Tools, one set for damaged hex fasteners (part number 8052), the other for damaged Torx® fasteners (part number 8053).

The left-hand tapered spiral design bites into the bolt or screw and grips more as more torque is applied.

The 8052 Hex set includes four ¼in drive socket bits — 3, 4, 5 and 6mm (37mm length), and four 3/8in drive socket bits — 7, 8, 9 and 10mm (48mm length).

The 8053 Torx® set includes three ¼in drive socket bits — T10, T15 and T20 (37mm length), and four 3/8in drive socket bits — T25, T27, T30 and T4 (43mm length).

The sockets are manufactured from chrome vanadium steel and the bits from strong S2 shock-resisting tool steel. Both sets are supplied on a metal socket rail for secure and easy storage.

A very useful addition to the toolbox that will get you out of trouble. They are available now from your Laser Tools stockist and both sets are priced at £43.34 each (price includes VAT).

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