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    Can’t move a bolt!

    This is embarrassing... I am trying to install bolt on tie down parts I bought online. The front pair bolt on to my 1023e side grill bolts. I tried a wrench and my strongest electric screwdriver and can’t move the bolts at all .. I do see there’s a nut on the other side of the bolt those aren’t moving either .. any suggestions would be awesome thanks
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    Those grill guard bolts are typically very tight. If you don't have access to an impact wrench the only other thing that usually works is a long breaker bar. If you have a Harbor Freight store nearby you can get a decent long breaker bar for a very reasonable price.

    I would recommend the 25" version. Also, use a good 6-point socket to avoid rounding the heads of the bolt.

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    A handheld impact driver like this should work...

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/TEKTON-3...2905/205674679

    If you think you'll use it often, a $40-$60 tool (MAC, Craftsman, etc.) would probably be a better long term investment.
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    Been using my Dewalt Impact Driver for working on stuff. Works like a champ on bolts and surprises me how strong they are! Like this one. I can drive long 3/8" lag bolts and other stuff like Roofing screws and regular screws with different tips and adapters. https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-2...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    Use a two foot pipe to slide on the end of your ratchet as a breaker bar and a box wrench on the nut.
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    Poor Mans Impact Wrench hit the wrench end with a hammer to break it loose. Can't count how many times I have done this to break loose a tight bolt too.

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    Sometimes JD uses a nut to lock the bolt from turning out of a threaded hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD4044M View Post
    Poor Mans Impact Wrench hit the wrench end with a hammer to break it loose. Can't count how many times I have done this to break loose a tight bolt too.
    Usually a good push on the wrench/breaker bar and moderate tapping with the hammer works wonders. It's actually better than the long pipe as there is less chance of wringing a bolt off, although that's not always a bad thing. I don't mind wringing a bolt too much as long as it's something I can easily replace. Wringing a stud off is something I really try to avoid- that's just too much trouble.

    Soaking the bolt nut in a good penetrating oil for a day or so also sometimes works wonders.

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    I used a breaker bar to get them off on my 1023e. They were sight but it can be done. Leverage is power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1023Easy View Post
    I used a breaker bar to get them off on my 1023e. They were sight but it can be done. Leverage is power.
    got a breaker bar but still couldn’t turn the bolt , then I used a 18mm box wrench to loosen the nut and the bolt just slid out. Thanks for all your suggestions.
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