grips positively into the surface of a damaged bolt head
or nut to allow it to be removed by using a counterclockwise spiral
grip surface integrated into the socket.
The mouth of the socket has
six or 12 fluted scallops that cradle the damaged hex head, with the
spiral grip surface gently tapering toward the center to pull the
socket downward as turning torque is applied. As more leverage is
applied, a greater gripping force is delivered against the nut or bolt
The Twist Socket can be used with a ratchet wrench, a breaker bar
or an air-impact wrench. In addition to fasteners, the Twist Socket can
be used effectively on difficult-to-remove pipes, pipe caps, nipples or
reducers as well as frozen studs. Consequently, the Twist Socket has a
wide range of uses in any automotive or fleet service shop.