Re: Irwin sockets for rounded-off bolt heads and nuts?
Being in NY, are you sure it wasn't salted roads in the winter time, that caused the corrosion? Doesn't take a lot of salt to start the corrosion process.
Another alternative to the Irwin removers is to drill a hole in the center of the bolt, just deep enough to use and easy-out bit (reverse-threaded bit, that bites into the bolt, facilitatiing the removal of the bolt)...
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