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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #2, Page #36
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Idea For Hard To Reach Bolts

Matthew Platt, Roxbury, Conn.: "When working on a machine with hard-to-reach bolts, I use a piece of 3/16-in. dia. steel wire bent into a snug hook at one end to hold the bolt shank. I use it to insert the bolt and than to hold the bolt in place until I can get a nut started. The nice thing about this idea is that you can bend the wire around obstacles as needed. If necessary, you can file the wire on the hook flat to to work better on bolt heads and carriage bolt shanks."

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2005 - Volume #29, Issue #2