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Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers

Part No. 394002 Warranty Details  

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IrwinExpansion 5 Pc Set Pliers
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

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    (2)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (6)
  • Automotive repair shop (5)
  • Minor repairs (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent! A must for any tool box!

For everyone who has struggled with stubborn and stripped nuts and bolts, this is the answer to your prayers! I was removing my H-pipe from my '98 Mustang GT when I came across...Read complete review

For everyone who has struggled with stubborn and stripped nuts and bolts, this is the answer to your prayers! I was removing my H-pipe from my '98 Mustang GT when I came across this stubborn nut that was in a difficult place to reach. I had no luck with blaster PB, and stripped the nut using a deep socket. I heard about the Irwin bolt grip sockets, and bought the original set, only to find that the size I wanted was in the expansion set. This is my only complaint, that this product is sold in two sets. Still, I reccomend purchasing both sets because it is WELL WORTH THE PRICE! The socket held on tight to the STRIPPED nut and finally got it loose! And the socket still looks brand new, no damage at all, and I used my legs to provide the force! Both sets come with a wide range of sizes, perfect for any job that is unneccesarily difficult.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not for my purpose

I bought this set to remove a 10mm bolt from a rear-brake cylinder on my car. Unfortunately, the head of the bolt is now corroded to about 9mm and the tool (smallest in...Read complete review

I bought this set to remove a 10mm bolt from a rear-brake cylinder on my car. Unfortunately, the head of the bolt is now corroded to about 9mm and the tool (smallest in the set is 10mm) won't work. I'm sure if there was a smaller socket (9mm), it'd work

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5.0

Worth twice the price!

By 

from Knoxville, TN, United States

Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

I have a 1982 Jeep CJ7 thats new to me. I wanted to change the manual trans fluid. The fill and drain plugs were square and rusted tight I tried an wrench,12pt socket, pipe wrench, adjustable crescent, torch you name it. All I did was round it them off. Local auto parts chain had no good ideas and I can't weld so I picked up the standard set and expansion set of these Irwin bolt grip extractors. Hammered the 5/8 on the fill plug, put my breaker and cheater bar on and bam! Fill plug came right out. Had to put the Irwin socket in a vice and punch the plug out because the extractor bit in so hard! Went to remove the drain plug and it popped so loud I was sure I'd broken it. Nope! Irwin didn't let me down. Love this set! It's a must have in my tool box!

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5.0

Worked great!

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Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

I was changing the brake pads on my PT Cruiser, and the prior owner had of course stripped the caliper bolts a bit. One side I removed both okay, the other I had no luck. I had carefully tried every socket and box wrench that would fit realizing that they were compromised. Anyway after a few choice words I looked this set up on line, watched some videos and went out and purchased it. It took maybe two minutes to get both bolts off. I have a few Irwin tools, clamps in particular, that have been top shelf products.

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5.0

An absolutely brilliant tool

By 

from Scotland, United Kingdom

Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

I had rounded rusty bolt heads on the rear brake callipers of my car. I wasn't sure how I would remove them, however I was lucky to find the Irwin tool. 30 seconds and the bolts were removed.Very simple, but very effective. Well made as well. Happy!!

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5.0

Freakin awesome tool

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Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

I bought this today to help me take out a threaded oil plug that I accidentally tore up because the bolt was on far too tightly. This has been the only ratchet head to not slip off the plug and though I had to use a good old kick just to get it loose, it kept it's grip on the bolt. If only you knewy relief of finally finding a tool that doesn't shred an overly tight bolt.

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5.0

It works

By 

from NC

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Grip
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

      Spent several hours trying to remove a stuck oil pan drain plug before I bought this tool. Only took 5 minutes with this tool. The 11/16 inch size worked on a 17 mm drain plug.

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      5.0

      Saved the day

      By 

      from San Antonio, TX, United States

      Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

      Had a rounded of bolt on my altanator tried other similar products nothing worked except these super happy

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      5.0

      Irwin Bolt Grip - Savior!

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      from Laguna Hills, CA, United States

      Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

      My 2003 Ford Mustang had a rounded off oil pan bolt; previos oil change location - Thank you. I purchased a set of these and presto, in 15 seconds the tool removed the stipped bolt. I changed the oil, replaced the bolt and back to new. Thank you Irwin tools - Excellemnt product - a must have for all mechanics. Dean B Laguna Hills, CA

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      5.0

      Excellent product

      By 

      from West Des Moines, IA, United States

      Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

      I live in the Midwest and the de-icer they're using in winter is causing parts and fasteners to corrode and rust like crazy. What should have been a 1 hour job to swap some alignment adjustment arms on my rear suspension turned into a nearly day long job. The bolts were fully rusted into the welded, captured nuts, and after rounding-over the heads I had to use the Irwin extractor. It was strong enough to grab the head, turn the bolt and even partially break-loose the weld of the captured nut on one bolt. On the other bolt a smaller size was strong enough to grab the body of the bolt and extract the remains after I had snapped the head off the bolt. What really surprises me is the teeth of extractor I had pounded-onto the bolt with a 2 lb hammer still look like new. I was certain they'd be a bit chewed-up or rounded-over. They're not. These have been in my tool box 'just in case' and I am so glad they were. I'm going to order the 'filler' pack to fill-in my kit.

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      4.0

      Worked

      By 

      from Bloomington IN

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Level 2

      Pros

      • Good Grip
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

        Worked great on stripped oil pan drain plug. Tapped it on with hammer and went slow on removal.

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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Saved my bacon

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        from Ohio

        About Me Mechanic, Mechanical Engineer

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        Level 5

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Grip

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home
          • Minor Repairs
          • Regular Maintenance

          Comments about Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers:

          This is a great set of tools. They are high-quality, and do a nice job. A nice feature of these, that you do not find in other bolt removers, is the hex pattern on the shank. This allows you to put a wrench on the tool, if for some reason you do not want to use a ratchet. These helped me remove very rusted bolts during exhaust work. Combine these with a handheld induction heater and never fear a rusty bolt again!

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          • Q:

            WILL THIS TAKE OUT A 16 POINT BOLT
            Asked on 5/20/2016 by STANLEY from janelew wv

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Hi Stanely, I'm glad to assist you! This Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers - Part No. 394002 fits the 12 point bi-hex heads. We do not offer the 16 point expansion set online. However, I'd recommend checking with your local store for availability.

              Answered on 5/22/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            WILL THIS TAKE OUT A 16 POINT BOLT
            Asked on 5/20/2016 by STANLEY from janelew wv

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              Hi Stanely, I'm glad to assist you! This Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers - Part No. 394002 fits the 12 point bi-hex heads. We do not offer the 16 point expansion set online. However, I'd recommend checking with your local store for availability.

              Answered on 5/22/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            What is the sizes in the set
            Asked on 5/19/2014 by Mic from Maspeth,ny

            1 answer

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              A:

              Glad to assist, Mic! This kit includes bolt extractors to remove bolt sizes: 8 mm, 10 mm, 13 mm, 19 mm, 5/16 inch, 11/16 inch, 3/4 inch in drive size 3/8 inch.

              Answered on 5/19/2014 by Vincent from AAP
          • Q:

            What the different between this product and Irwin Bolt Out with Case?
            Asked on 3/1/2014 by Sal from Lititz,PA

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Sal, happy to help you! The differnce between Irwin Bolt Out with Case and Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers is the package quantity. Irwin Bolt Out with Case comes with package quantity of 5 and Irwin Expansion 5 Pc Set Pliers comes with package quantity of 1.

              Answered on 3/3/2014 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            are these deep socket?
            Asked on 3/28/2011 by Anonymous

            1 answer

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              A:

              Yes.

              Answered on 4/18/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
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