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need the name of the tool
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In the long run, the most successful method I have found for this task is to drill a hole slightly smaller than the root diameter of the screw into the head of the screw and then use an "easy out." Grainger sells a variety of different styles and sizes - one of them should be appropritae for the task. For very small screws - I just drill out the screw and then use a larger screw to replace it.
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The only way to remove "one way" screws is to cut the heads off or drill them out.

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Use dremel cutting blade make slot use regular screw driver to remove
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Yes there is such a tool although I don't have a brand name.It looks like a standard screw driver with a flat end where the blade would be.It has two small steel rods protruding from that end that cut into the screw to allow the screw to be turned counter clock wise. The tool I have is called a ONE WAY SCREW REMOVER. ( Good name for it huh) part # 8935 # 12-13. I think we found it at a company where we purchase toilet partitions.
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If the head is exposed, a pair of vise grip pliers will normally do the job without any special tools, drilling or cutting.
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I've tried Eazypower 42W495 remover kit and two tit tool with limited results, especially on stainless steel and very tight situations.
Try Tile Nippers and Vise grips.
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Hello,

I'm looking for a tool that allows you to make a rectangular cutout in metal.

I've been told that there is such a tool that allows you to attach a die on each side of the metal after drilling a hole through it for attaching the two haves of the die. Once attached the dies are screwed together to cut the metal.

Do you offer and what is it called.

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We do not currently have them in our system. We can get a quote for you for your specific requirement. If you give Grainger Technical Product Support a call, they can assist in locating that solution for you. 800 472 4643

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They are called square knockout hole punches. They can be found here: http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/knockout-hole-punches/electrical-tools/hand-tools/ecatalog/N-939?op=search&sst=subset
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I've used a Greenlee knock-out set for years and then squared the corners, if you find one, send me an email - Thanks, JG
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You might try using an infrared camera or IR thermometer to locate cooler spots which could indicate running or evaporating water. The old-timers' trick of taping plastic sheet down over the slab in various points over-night to find condensation which indicates hydraulic pressure under the slab may also help locate in a very general way the area you will need to excavate. I doubt that ultrasonic leak detectors will be of much use through concrete, but haven't tried them.
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Grainger does not currently carry equipment to detect a water leak under concrete slabs. Please contact a local Grainger branch, or call 1-800-323-0620, and we may be able to order a specialty item for you.
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I need a small (2" - 3" or so) circular saw that fits like a drill bit into a conventional electric hand held drill. The saw has a mandrelle that tightens into the jaws of the drill. The mandrelle extents the blade a few inches from jaws of the drill socket. What is this called and do you sell it? What category do I look under on your website or who do I call?
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Grainger does not currently offer a small circular saw blade that will fit into a drill.
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It sounds like you are looking for a slitting saw or a Trim/slotting saw - check machine tools / bits. Part number 4KPD4 is a 2-1/2" saw. You will also need the arbor: 4KPD8.
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It's an adjustable hole saw. It has a tool steel cutter on a drill center. Bought one at Ace Hardware a few years back. The cutter slides back and forth to get circumference double for Diameter. I believe it opened up to 3 inches. not to sure about the max dia.
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air hammer adaptor

looking for an air hammer adaptor that is a 3/8 extention with a handle to help loosen bolts that are hard to break loose
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Hello,
Sorry, I need more info 3/8" drive or 3/8" socket or what.. What type of bolt are we trying to loosen, hex, socket, slotted...??

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Try looking for extensions under impact drivers. There are several brands that offer these as part of their impact toll offering. The Grainger catalogue lists sizes from 1-3/4" long to 12" in 3/8" in their impact sockets section. I sugget you use the shortest extension possible for safety's sake.
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You COULD use an impact driver (many of these have a 3/8" square drive) and hit it with the air hammer. You'll need one hand for the driver, of course, but if you've got the hand(s), this could work very well.
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No I do not.
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grid of videos on how to hone engine cylinders with a Flex-Hone. Evidently I was steered wrong on which size hone to order & the Flex-Hone I ordered & used is bunching up at the bottom of the cylinders. I also researched many online sites for the right sized & type of rings for my 2.0L. GM turbo engine. Since I can't pull the engine (the crank is still in it) I needed to know how to go about it without scratching up the crank, or ruining the crosshatch at the turn-around point at the bottom of the cylinders. I also needed to know how to keep all that water, honing oil, etc. off the crank and out of the oil journals. The last of my question was which grit to use. Your video with the specs at the bottom of the pace, said to ask a question on which engine size I had if it wasn't listed in the chart- I was about to e-mail my eng. size, when my windows7 os notified me that I didn't have an e-mail program installed. Funny I thought Win7 had that included, as I've been getting e-mails & spam from all over....
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In order to better assist you we will need additional information. Please call 1-800-Grainger Monday-Friday 7AM-7PM to speak with a Technical Product Support Specialist.
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I am a engine builder and would not recommend honing the cylinders with the crank in place. Honing fluid along with debris will go everywhere, it truly needs to be tanked and cleaned with all oil galley plugs and freeze plug removed.

Grit will be determined by the ring you are using, a 360grit will work with most late model engines that like a "plateau" style finish, very smooth. Ring technology has changed a lot and you will not see the heavy aggresive cross hatch you saw years ago.
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In order to better assist you we will need additional information. Please call 1-800-Grainger Monday-Friday 7AM-7PM to speak with a Technical Product Support Specialist.
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I strongly recommend you check with your supervisor for tool recommendations. There will probably be recommendations or restrictions on the tools that can be used in specific areas. You may find that non-sparking tools will be used extensively on the property.
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First try soaking the nut in penetrating oil and allowing it to soak overnight. If that doesn't work, you may have to cut the nut off. Use a nut splitter like 3ZH05 or 3PCW4. I have also used rotary cut off tools and die grinders. Be sure to chase the treads of the stud afterwards with a die. Use anti-sieze on the stud when you put the new nut on and future removal will be easier.
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WD-40 or other type of penetrant if you have to save threads. But the best and strongest method is to shear the bolt and re-tap the threads if it is feasible.
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I am looking for a pole sander that has a tube to hook up to a shop vac to suck up the dust from the drywall a you are sanding it.
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Grainger has contacted the product supplier and has been advised by them of the following: You may want to look at an item like the 24Z437, or the 3JF52.
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Check out Grainger #24Z437 and 3JF52.
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