TOOL REVIEW – Husky Dual-Direction Extraction Bits

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This would have come in handy so many times in the past. A socket set that extracts damaged fasteners and doesn’t allow stripped bolts and nuts to get lodged and stuck in the socket.

First Impression

To start out, I love black sockets and ratchet sets. I know that has nothing to do with the quality of the tool, but for real…I love matte black tools, so right away I’m more interested in this set. Ok, now for what it actually does…


The tolerances on these sockets are a lot more forgiving than a standard socket. Most sockets have difficulty. with fitting over a painted, corroded, or stripped bolt/nut. So getting them busted loose can be nearly impossible from time to time, especially in remodels where these old fasteners have been around for a half a century.

The operate just like any other socket really, just the pattern in how they’re made makes it easier to break loose these old dinosaur bolts and nuts. The kit could possibly be a little more comprehensive with its sizes, but for most of what an electrician deals with, we’re going to come across every one of these sizes often. (1/4”, 5/16”, 3/8”, 7/16” and 1/2”)


Info from

The Husky 7-Piece Dual Direction Extraction Socket Set brings game-changing innovation to the world of bolt extraction. These sockets feature a tapered throat which allows for easy placement onto a fastener and ensures the fastener will not become lodged in the socket after removal. The sockets have a patented design that allows them to grip in both the left hand (Removal) and right hand (Installation) directions, this would allow for the reuse of a damaged fastener if needed.

  • Set includes 7 pieces: 5 SAE extraction sockets – 1/4 in., 5/16 in, 3/8 in., 7/16 in., 1/2 in. and 2 impact adapters – 1/4 in. and 3/8 in.

  • Tapered entry enables socket to easily seat on a damaged fastener, no hammering required

  • Square drive with hex base for use with impact gun, ratchet, wrench or pliers

  • Dual directional design for removing or tightening damaged fasteners

  • Chrome molybdenum (CR-MO) steel for superior strength and durability

  • Enables removal or reuse of damaged, rusted or corroded fasteners

  • 10X longer impact life capacity versus competition

  • 5X greater torque output



This kit has definitely earned a permanent place in my truck. I’ll undoubtedly use these time and time again. I say 5 out of 5 stars. Good job Husky!

For more detailed information on this socket set CLICK HERE .

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