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Old 09-24-2010, 01:51 PM   #1
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Ronco Hard Top Bolt Extraction Gizmo

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I modified a hole saw that fits into my cordless drill and I have the bolts out and in within seconds. I use the cordless for all of the top bolts and door bolts.

Material: Cheapest 2" hole saw with arbor you can get, no pilot bit needed (we're not really drilling any holes here) Cheapo Harbor Fake Tools cordless drill to keep stashed in the ride.

Cut 1" wide slot (gap) halfway down the open end of the 2" hole saw with a band saw or other. Grind off teeth of hole saw. Install modified hole saw on drill arbor. Delete 1/4" center pilot bit and presto you have the Ronco Turbo 3000 Hard Top Bolt Extraction Gismo.

For a limited time you can purchase the TORX socket drive drive set with matching cordless drill drive adapters and you will be amazed at how fast you can remove the hard top and doors. Imagine how impressed you friends will be!
BBB posted in another thread, awesome idea and I totally stole it

Was thinkin about making one from a PVC pipe cap and calling it the 2000 model, but I walked in the house for lunch and saw this

And it inspired me to toss the "economy" 1000 model together...
(after previewing the post it occurs to me that the BOTTOM half would make a much better tool with a bit more effort and tooling involved... though you should NEVER puncture, incinerate, or chop up aerosol cans)

scribed it at the depth of the panel bolt, and shortened the lid (shorter is stronger, and an aerosol can lid isn't the most durable thing in the world)

Used the panel bolt as a guide and marked and cut out two notches to fit

Drilled a hole in the center (had a little indentation already, no measuring.) and ran a bolt from the inside, put a lockwasher and nut on and cranked it tight (this is now the shank that goes in your drill)


Build time - 23 mins.
Cost of materials - free*
Order information - not

*the nut and bolt technically weren't free... a kit with a bajillion of em costs $20-30

WARNING - the economy model isn't going to stand up to torquing the **** out of the bolts. This is a safety feature unique to the economy model to prevent overtightening the bolt, but keep in mind that using said safety feature will probably destroy the R1000HTBEG. In case of catastrophic failure, you can ask for your money back, but since you made it out of junk you had lying around, don't expect an overwhelmingly supportive response to that particular request

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Old 09-24-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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It's a thing of beauty. haha

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If I send you $19.95 ... do I get a second one for free???
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Thats brilliant and simple
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Originally Posted by STxWrangler View Post
If I send you $19.95 ... do I get a second one for free???
Only in the next 30 minutes......
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Originally Posted by RB-10rubicon View Post
Thats brilliant and simple
lol, well BBB gets the credit for the "brilliant" part... I just added the "simple"

gotta be really nice to the free version, but it's wicked convenient.

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