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May 14, 2021

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Gearwrench Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets

Gearwrench Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets

GearWrench Bolt Biters Now Removing Worn and Damaged Lug Nuts

The GearWrench Bolt Biter Extraction Sockets have been a big hit in the industry since their 2019 launch. Building on that success, GearWrench has expanded the Bolt Biter line with the Lug Nut Extraction Sockets. These helpful additions to your tool chest are specifically designed with more reach to remove worn out and damaged lug nuts by biting into the sides of the worn-out fasteners.


GearWrench Bolt Biter Deep Extraction Sockets

  • Designed to remove or reuse worn or damaged lug nuts
  • Tapered entry relieves you of hammering sockets on fasteners
  • “Minus-sized” bi-directional socket design provides 5 times gripping force
  • Deep design lets you reach deep set lug nuts
  • Square drive and hex bases work with impact guns, ratchets, wrenches, and pliers
  • 10 times longer life than other extractor sets
  • Set Prices: $74.99 (5-piece set); $139.99 (10-Piece set)

GearWrench on the New Bolt Biter Line

We saw the success of the initial launch and people were immediately asking for more, so we listened and took another step further. The GearWrench Bolt Biter Extraction Sockets allow auto techs, MRO techs, and DIYers to remove and reuse corroded, weathered, rounded, and/or damaged lug nuts with ease.

Jarrett Wolf, product manager at GearWrench

How Do They Work?

The GearWrench Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets feature a tapered entry that makes it easy to seat on a damaged fastener without having to hammer it on. Looking at the sockets themselves, you see something unusual if you haven’t used them before. You get both actual and “minus” sizes from 22–25mm. Those minus sizes provide better grab on rounded nuts that would otherwise spin under a traditionally-sized socket. Coupled that with the specialized gripping socket walls, and you get the Bolt Biter.

Gearwrench Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets

These “minus-sized” sockets grip lug nuts with a bi-directional design that generates five times the gripping force of other extraction sets. It allows service techs to not just remove difficult fasteners, but (when necessary) to reuse them as well. They feature a deep design to reach the deep-set lug nuts that other sockets can’t get to. The solution eliminates the need for an extended anvil impact or extension.

With their square drive and hex bases, the Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets work with impact guns, ratchets, wrenches, and pliers. GearWrench has made the sockets from chrome molybdenum which should give you excellent durability when used with impact wrenches. The black oxide finish provides corrosion resistance.

Gearwrench Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets

The GearWrench Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets are available as individual pieces or in two sets. GearWrench will have a five-piece 1/2″ drive set (86070) available, as well as a 10-piece 1/2″ drive (86071). The five-piece set retails for $74.99, while you can pick up the 10-piece set for $139.99.


For more information about the GearWrench Bolt Biter Lug Nut Extraction Sockets, click here.

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