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First buy yourself a set of 6 point sockets. The box wrenches shown are minimum capability and even look thin for box wrenches . Although good box wrenches ( significantly thicker than shown ) are often used for serious nuts ( like one inch plus) with a "cheater" pipe handle as long as possible and maybe a small sledge . Shaped charges are a last ...


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In dealing with rusted/corroded bolts and nuts, it is helpful to understand the materials involved. Rust, or in general oxides of metals, are harder than the underlying metal. A good example is aluminum, a very soft base metal, but when oxidized is used for common sandpaper. The oxides are not only hard, but they are brittle and shatter into smaller, but ...


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