Lost locking wheel nut keys – evading the crisis 10 January 2024

The old story – a lost locking wheel nut key. New from Laser Tools is the Universal Wheel Nut Extractor Set (part number 8636), the ideal solution for tackling stubborn, damaged rounded-off wheel bolts, or locking wheel nuts or bolts when the key is lost. Designed to meet the needs of service centres, tyre fitting bays, and roadside recovery drivers, this set comes in a convenient blow-moulded case for easy storage and transport.

This set is the go-to tool for removing damaged wheel nuts and tackling challenging situations where locking wheel nuts or bolts need to be removed without their key. Fit one of the centring guides (depending on the size of wheel nut or bolt), then drill into the bolt with one of the extra-hard tungsten-steel drill bits supplied. After hammering one of the nut extractors into this hole, it is easy to undo and remove the wheel nut with the 17mm wheel nut socket in the kit.

The components in this set are built to last – with external centring guides and drift that are crafted from robust chrome molybdenum steel and the special extra-hard drill bits made from tough tungsten steel for hardness and wear resistance.

Now available for purchase from Laser Tools stockist and online retailers.

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