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Hottest Tool on the Market!

Post by A. Spruce » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:45 am

Pun intended! :lol:

This thing looks pretty amazing, wonder how it works with rusty manifold bolts? If I had something other than giving myself circular branding marks, I'd buy the darned thing! :lol:

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Post by Shannon » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:46 pm

New gadgets all the time!
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Post by Aaron » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:32 am

You probably don't want to put your tongue on that tool, it might be a little spicy. :lol:

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Post by emtnut » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:54 am

Certainly looks like it heats up !

The main problem I see, is when actually working on a car, you wouldn't have the access to get the element on the bolt.
Newer cars your lucky if you can loosen a bolt with a socket wrench loaded with 5 adapters and 4 elbow fittings :lol:

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Post by Shannon » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:57 am

Good old torch will do the same thing but maybe not as safe?
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Post by Aaron » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:15 am

I would think a torch would usually work just as well. The "magic" of this particular tool, I think, is that it heats around the bolt. The chassis expands with the heat while the bolt stays cool. A torch would be less precise as you'd heat the bolt and chassis at the same time. Unless you went in a circular motion heating around the bolt, which would probably work but could take a lot of time.

But a torch is also multipurpose, and a tool every handyman has... I'm usually not a fan of tools dedicated for only one specific purpose, unless it would be something I rely on constantly.

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Post by A. Spruce » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:48 am

Hadn't thought about trying to use the thing inside an engine bay, though, I don't know you could get a torch in there either, especially in any manner that wouldn't burn the car and the whole shop to the ground.

In thinking about it, I'm kind of surprised that this tool works at all. The reason heat works is that the materials expand/contract at different rates, thereby breaking the bond of the rust. By only heating the bolt, you're expanding it in the hole, which would seem counter productive.
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Post by emtnut » Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:49 pm

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Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:48 am
Hadn't thought about trying to use the thing inside an engine bay, though, I don't know you could get a torch in there either, especially in any manner that wouldn't burn the car and the whole shop to the ground.

In thinking about it, I'm kind of surprised that this tool works at all. The reason heat works is that the materials expand/contract at different rates, thereby breaking the bond of the rust. By only heating the bolt, you're expanding it in the hole, which would seem counter productive.
The way it was explained to me is this.

Whether you heat the bolt or the nut, the heat causes a little expansion and breaks the 'rust' bond.
Then when you put your socket on it, it will come apart.
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Post by A. Spruce » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:29 pm

Oh, I know HOW and WHY it works, I'm just say'n, when you expand the peg in a hole, it gets tighter, not looser. :mrgreen:
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Post by emtnut » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:48 pm

A. Spruce wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:29 pm
Oh, I know HOW and WHY it works, I'm just say'n, when you expand the peg in a hole, it gets tighter, not looser. :mrgreen:
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Post by RICHat22 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:35 pm

I used one of these for the first time on a stuck wheel bearing hub bolt. PB Blaster, 3/4" Snap On impact, and 6 ft breaker bar wouldn't touch it. Used this and got it to about 225 degrees F and it came loose.

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Post by Shannon » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:11 pm

Cool
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Post by Aaron » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 am

Shannon wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Cool
225F is 107C, that is not cool Shannon! lol

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Re: Hottest Tool on the Market!

Post by Shannon » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:14 pm

Aaron wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 am
Shannon wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Cool
225F is 107C, that is not cool Shannon! lol
No I suppose not ,HEHEHE
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Re: Hottest Tool on the Market!

Post by A. Spruce » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:09 pm

Aaron wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 am
Shannon wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Cool
225F is 107C, that is not cool Shannon! lol
I was thinking the exact same thing, I was just nice enough not to point it out. :| :mrgreen: :lol: ;) ;)
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Re: Hottest Tool on the Market!

Post by Aaron » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:45 pm

A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Aaron wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 am
225F is 107C, that is not cool Shannon! lol
I was thinking the exact same thing, I was just nice enough not to point it out. :| :mrgreen: :lol: ;) ;)
Yeah I'm rude that way. :mrgreen:

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Re: Hottest Tool on the Market!

Post by A. Spruce » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:48 pm

Hipsters are idiots! :roll:
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Re: Hottest Tool on the Market!

Post by Bluesv6 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:17 pm

Came across this thread . I have had experince with this tool . It does have advantages and disadvantages. The elements you can bend to what ever angle to get into what places you want to . Then put the heat where you exactly want it . Not running a flame up and over plug wires .

My experince above is both pieces get heated as mentioned above which is counter productive .

I like it for nox snesors on diesles as they say you are not suoosed to use a torch .

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