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celicarush
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celicarush Sep 18, 11:22am - #46044 
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please help...fuc*ing gator grip

hey guys i realli need your help. I thought those gator grip works realli good but it left me nothing but a big F U. I was using it to unscrew a (octagonal) screw on seat(trying to take the seat out), and the since the damn "gator grip" didnt realli grip it tightly. Worst of all it made the screw bald on the top. PLEASE HELP. Does anyone know how i can unscrew the damn screw? This is freaking pissing me off. thanks.

BTW, DO NOT BUY GATOR GRiP!!! fuken shit sux.
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trog2233 Sep 18, 12:39pm - #46045 

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What is gator grip??????? confused
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celicarush Sep 18, 12:40pm - #46046 
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its a tool that supposedly can grip any size socket. Do a search on yahoo, im sure u'll find it but thats not the point. Anyone with suggestions here?
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DiabloGTS Sep 18, 12:43pm - #46047 

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better get a craftsman screw out if it's a screw, or a good rachet set for a bolt.

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trog2233 Sep 18, 12:44pm - #46048 

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OHHHH ok...i remember what it is now...i was drawing a blank...just get the normal sockets thumbsup
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Rice Sep 18, 12:46pm - #46049 

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There's a couple things you can do depending on the size and location of the screw...is there any way you can take a picture of it?
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celicarush Sep 18, 12:57pm - #46050 
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Sorry bro, i dont have my digi cam at this time but ill try to be specific as possible. Using the pos gator grip, it made the outside surface of the bolt kinda round. The original shape is octagonal. Imagine yourself trying to unscrew it, but unfortunately it didnt grip it that hard and pretty much rub off the corners into a circular shape.
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celicarush
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celicarush Sep 18, 1:17pm - #46051 
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ill just play around adobe to get an image of it. Can someone post it up for me, i dont know how.
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sleepy celica Sep 18, 1:19pm - #46052 
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Go sign in an account at imagestation.com..what the heck, send the pix to kpsung@ucdavis.edu =]


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Rice Sep 18, 1:59pm - #46053 

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oh, so it's a bolt? not a screw? When you said "octagonal", I thought you meant like a hex-head screw.

OK, do you have a drill that's reversible? If the bolt head is big and flat enough, you could drill right through, drive in an easy-out bit and screw it right out. Or just use something obviously better than a Gator Grip to grip and twist out. Vise-Grips makes several gripping tools to give you a better idea of what to use.

Lemme know if you have more questions.
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Justice Sep 18, 2:06pm - #46054 

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get ur self a good pair of visegrips to get that bugger out!
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celicarush Sep 18, 2:13pm - #46055 
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Hmm..thanks for ur sugguestion about the "bolt." This was a quick thread i made, not dinking of what i was saying. The gator grip is freken 20 bucks and it supposedly replace any type of socket size.

I just thought of a better alternative. I'll just use a chisel to straighten out the ends back to its original shape, then take a wrench to take that POS out, then hammer the hell out of it just for pleasure, and then get a brand new bolt. =]

product <----> cost

chisel ----> home tool/free
new bolt ---> 50 cents
hammering the sh*T out of the bolt ---> PRICELESS!!

MUHAHAHAHAHAHHAH!!!!!!!!!!
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Rice Sep 18, 2:23pm - #46056 

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yes, brute force is always the most satisfying method. Good luck!
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MxReb0 Sep 18, 4:50pm - #46057 

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Cut a slot in the top of it and use a flathead scewdriver to get it out.

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Celicatastrophe Sep 18, 10:44pm - #46058 
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Originally Posted by Justice
get ur self a good pair of visegrips to get that bugger out!


The smartest answer yet! Its not a very technical problem. You stripped the head of the bolt so you can't get it off. get some vice grips, tighten the fucker down and slowly take it off and for gods sake don't put the same bolt back in. Go get another one of equal size.

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Celicatastrophe Sep 18, 10:45pm - #46059 
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Originally Posted by Rice
oh, so it's a bolt? not a screw? When you said "octagonal", I thought you meant like a hex-head screw.

OK, do you have a drill that's reversible? If the bolt head is big and flat enough, you could drill right through, drive in an easy-out bit and screw it right out. Or just use something obviously better than a Gator Grip to grip and twist out. Vise-Grips makes several gripping tools to give you a better idea of what to use.

Lemme know if you have more questions.


Man thats so fun using them easy out things. its like surgical.

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