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I think these things (as good as they may appear) are one of the very worst tools ever made by man. My kids got me one for my birthday and, at best, it's only useful on bolts that are very easy to remove. Forget a stuck bolt....
I agree. I was given one as well. It does work great on "eyelet" bolts. Like on a Christmas tree stand.
 

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Man. Following.
Assuming you posted that because you want to follow the thread, there's a click box labelled "Follow" at the beginning of every page of every thread.
 

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I'm wondering if as a result of a manufacturing defect, that bolt may have been too soft and that's why it stripped in the first place. Also--someone mentioned turning the bolt the wrong way and over-tightening it.
 

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I'm wondering if as a result of a manufacturing defect, that bolt may have been too soft and that's why it stripped in the first place. Also--someone mentioned turning the bolt the wrong way and over-tightening it.
Doubtful, but possible. This almost always happens due to worn or incorrect tools being used, and user error. It happens.
 

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Imho, someone was using a 12 pt, which is a big no-no. Seems the fellow must have solved the issue with all the great suggestions.
 

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It looks to me like an open end wrench or open end adjustable wrench was used at an angle caused by the engine case features limiting access. Rounded the corners. Rookie mistake. But we have all been there. Learning curve.

Those drain plugs are designed for using a socket.
 
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