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Come along with Eric O. as we have a look at some brand new tools and put them to work on a rusty Ford exhaust manifold. We will be looking at the Astro Pneumatic Extra Long Damaged Fastener Flank Bite Combination Wrench Set (SAE and Metric) #7180XL / 7181XL and the Astro Pneumatic 11pc 1/2 Dr Metric Flank Bite Damaged Fastener Impact Sockets #7411M. We will put them to the test in a real shop environment and see how they work!
Astro's Flank Bite Series: http://www.astrotools.com/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=7404+or+7411+or+7411m+or+7180xl+or+7181xl
Astro YouTube Flank Bite Videos:
1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FT6cUMz4iY
2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr7FavSllmc
SMA Exhaust Manifold Videos:
1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDlk7B-PRAA
2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNA8gnya5So
3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-giGgE13Ss
4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnXu1tLJT8M
5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd_d9oVPjb4
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49 thoughts on “Astro pneumatic’s flank bite damaged fastener tools”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars whatfreedom7 says:

    Makes me wonder if you could shave a tad off the sides of a drill bit for the first run and maybe it wouldn’t cut off the first few threads but still drill the center. It would still have to be snug against the walls somehow though.
    They should just make a special tool for it maybe with smooth sides with shape tip or maybe just slip a sleeve and smaller drill bit to get the hole dimple started.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J. Mark Krzystofiak says:

    Those flank bite seem pretty similar to those “metrinch” tools that come out late 90’s. Perhaps that patent has run out?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Chilton says:

    I use a set of self-centering hinge drills to create the initial pilot into a recessed broken bolt. I only replaced the chinesium drill bits with carbide ones, since the bolts that break off are often harder than drill bits intended for wood. Once I get the carbide/self-centering bit chewing in a little, I can stop and go for a regular bit to finish the bore. Only three sizes cover every broken bolt I have made, and I keep spare carbide bits on hand because I keep dropping things.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tod Lillicrap says:

    “It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission”…. LOL

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julian Reid says:

    so only the first few threads are the problem remove those and all is well

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Julian Reid says:

    too bad the tool cant keep the too small stud from breaking…

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JoeyLovesTrains says:

    I thought he was working on a Saturn Astro, but then I saw the F-250 V10 which is the exact opposite of a compact hatchback.

    Edit: never mind, it’s astra, not astro

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Craig Jorgensen says:

    We are spoiled here on the West Coast where we don’t have to deal with rusted cars!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nearly Normal says:

    Oh, the aura of the chromage of the odor of the poo wrench!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kent Davis says:

    Those look a lot like Metwrinchs. They have been around for years. They work on standard or metric. I'm just a backyard wrencher but I loved my set. Lost them in a move.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars herman jimenez says:

    Ur a badass dude!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Garth Aldrich says:

    Eric great videos . I can never get enough broken manifold videos but you just might have been able to stretch that with this Ford. Are you a bear for punishment or did I miss something with this Ford. Didn t see you do any spritzing on those bolts( dry like your humour) before you started….lol good work lol

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ugh3012 says:

    Best tip at the end ever.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Francisco Melgar says:

    Hey you miss the other video how you pull the rest of the bowl just Wonder I like your videos man always watch your videos you are excellent mechanic one question do how is that everything that you do is good I mean you don't have any difficulties do the job just wonder we watching videos from Maryland Silver Spring

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Francisco Melgar says:

    Tools is very good , why you didn't use braster are you going to use the same bolt is funny

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mountain Hopper says:

    Seems to me that those studs could have been bigger and stronger. They just look small.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mountain Hopper says:

    I have those new sockets they work great they are excellent!!!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Mason says:

    My wife says that’s my second husband

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Yanez says:

    Nice set has anyone used the flank bite wrenches? I'm thinking of picking some up, thanks.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Bazinet says:

    I haven't owned a "new " tool for years I let the boxes or tools themselves get a bit dirty b4 bring them into the garage just to avoid the new tool discussion !

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars johnrtrucker says:

    Skips in a socket or wrench set absolutely sucks especially for extractors just wish everything came with a full set or atleast 3 or for 10mms 😂

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars spelunkerd says:

    I came across a 'hinge drill bit set' to help with that annoying task of centering the hole when drilling out a recessed broken bolt. Really cheap, widely available, designed for centering holes when drilling wood screw holes for doors hinges. There's a spring loaded retractable protective flange on each bit that won't chew the sidewall threads, and the flange centers the bit automatically. You can use the hinge bit to start the hole, then switch to your standard drill for the remainder. I'm guessing the idea is so old that nobody can copyright it, meaning there isn't much interest by toolmakers to market it for the steelworking industry. Worth a try!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PowerStroke Jude says:

    It's been 3 years now, would you still recommend these? Capri has a set our now that seems similar to the astro set and a lot of people are talking about them but seeing these makes me think that astro pneumatic had them out first

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Zundfolge1432 says:

    ok thats about the only plus of flank bite……if you cant get the welder in the spot.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Bauer says:

    Why use the torch instead of your inductive heater? I know it's three years ago…

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars blockbmw says:

    Way to go Ford you saved 55 cents x10 for not using stainless steel

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill says:

    Why don't car makers use " Can'tEverRustium " on all fasteners ? 😉

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Edgar says:

    Such crappy metal alloys in those studs. I'd definitely complain to the manufacturer, this is an engineering defect if I ever saw one. Save 10ths of a cents on a bolt, and this is what you get, total doo doo crap 😓

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gromitdog1 says:

    What does your real voice sound like?

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jorge fernandez says:

    Wonderful tip my man!👍👍👍

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lucky Baldwin says:

    Interesting that you drill to get the center marked. I use a set of machinists transfer punches. I also have an ancient set of Snap-On left hand drill bits. I use them with the drill in reverse and half the time they'll grab when they're drilling and spin the broken stud right out, no e-z out required.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars M H says:

    "today's starting to suck" little did you know about 2020 coming down the road.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eliezer Ramos Jr says:

    Awesome set got me same set along with the Astro 3/8, 1/2” Nano low profile sockets and they are fantastic. Astro pneumatics has a great line of tools. Great video brother. Keep me’ coming 👍🏾 👍🏾

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lonn Craw says:

    You not gonna demonstrate your drilling and taping abilities? Lol. I hate when nuts and bolts break.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Drew says:

    Save yourself the drama.
    Cut the stems off, heat the nuts of, and replace all of it.
    Your goin' to replace all of that crud anyway!!!
    Keep on moving with your awesome work man!!!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brian Reese says:

    Koon has talked a lot about the Astro tools good tools

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars oReadys says:

    i use the same flanks pretty often, works like a charm

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Levi BLANK says:

    Ayy 5k TH Dumbs up awesome product. Wish I would have seen this video a few months ago. But ima pick me up some. For future failures

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allan Moulton says:

    Have you seen the set that has a sleeve that fits into the bolt hole and provides a guide to drill the center of the bolt? It’s designed to not damage any of the threads. It has a round easy out with 6 sharp splines on it to bite into the bolt after you drill out the Center. I’ll try to find the name and let you know.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lincoln Scruggs III says:

    Just wondering if you have ever used a reverse fluted twist drill to drill the broken studs/bolts ? I have spent a good bit of cash having as complete sets in SAE, Metric, Numbered, and lettered sizes with the reverse flite as just the action of drilling will very often back the offending fastener out. Just saying. It works for me probably 30 or 40% of the time.