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3/7/21 1:15 p.m.

I mangled a couple bolt heads trying to use the wrong tool to loosen them.  Which leads me to tip number one:  Don't do that.

But when you have done that, E-Torx sockets can work really well to grab something that is rounded off a bit but maybe not destroyed all the way.  I had a handful of 8mm bolt heads that I couldn't turn with a regular 6-point socket and that also wouldn't engage with a 12-point.  They needed a deepwell socket so my normal bolt extractor sets wouldn't work.  I turned to an E12 deepwell socket that I bought to work on der Scheßwagen.  Perfect fit on the bolt and they came out with no drama at all. 

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