Remove Stripped Nut or Bolt with Vise Grips

With vise grips you may be able to get a good enough grip on what's left of the bolt to remove it. Locking wrench vise grips are best suited to give you maximum grip on a hex bolt. The second best vise grip for removing a nut or bolt are straight jaw vise grips.

Locking Wrench and Straight Jaw Locking Pliers (Vise-Grip) Comparison

Manufacturer / Model Image Reviews Price Average Customer Rating Length Minimum Jaw Capacity Maximum Jaw Capacity
$10.19 Property evaluation error: / , #<Dentaku::ParseError: Dentaku::AST::Division has too few operands>, 2444 4 in 0.25 in 0.5625 in
$15.0 Property evaluation error: / , #<Dentaku::ParseError: Dentaku::AST::Division has too few operands>, 2456 10 in 0.625 in 1.125 in
$17.68 Property evaluation error: / , #<Dentaku::ParseError: Dentaku::AST::Division has too few operands>, 2469 7 in 0.4375 in 0.75 in
$12.97 Property evaluation error: / , #<Dentaku::ParseError: Dentaku::AST::Division has too few operands>, 2484 10 in 1.75 in

File Down or Grind Opposing Edges of the Bolt and Try Vice Grips

You can file down opposing edges of a bolt or nut so that there are 2 flat edges and then try vice grips again. This may be enough to give the vice grips enough of a bite.

Metal File Comparison

Image Price Reviews Average Customer Rating
$3.49 Property evaluation error: / , #<Dentaku::ParseError: Dentaku::AST::Division has too few operands>, 2495
$7.35 Property evaluation error: / , #<Dentaku::ParseError: Dentaku::AST::Division has too few operands>, 2504
$7.97 Property evaluation error: / , #<Dentaku::ParseError: Dentaku::AST::Division has too few operands>, 2517

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Extracting Rounded Bolt Heads and Nuts