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Re: [Shop-talk] stud removal

To: Steven Trovato <>, shop-talk <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] stud removal
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2021 14:14:40 -0500
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On Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 7:36 PM Steven Trovato <> wrote:
> What are you guys using to remove studs?  I see various tools that
> have teeth that dig into the stud.  That is OK when you are replacing
> them, but sometimes you don't want them damaged.  I usually just lock
> two nuts together and remove that way.  I see some stud removal sets
> that essentially do the same thing.  Two parts lock together.  I'm
> not seeing the advantage to this.  Nuts are a lot cheaper.  Am I
> missing something?

Most of the tools will work on a stud that's shorter than two nuts.
They're also easier to use on a stud where you don't have room to get
a wrench on the bottom nut.  you can also use them with an impact gun,
which saves time.  If a flat-rate mechanic is removing a stud, it's
not going back in.

David Scheidt

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