Holding bolts with rods

Problem: Installing nuts and bolts in near impossible locations is a difficult and frustrating task. Can the job be made easier? Solution: Use an arc welder to stick a welding rod into the bolt head.
By Staff September 1, 1999

Problem : Installing nuts and bolts in near impossible locations is a difficult and frustrating task. Can the job be made easier?

Solution: Use an arc welder to stick a welding rod into the bolt head. Just jab the rod onto the bolt head and immediately turn off the welder. You now have a bolt with a 12-in. handle on it.

After tightening the assembly, the rod can be broken off or left attached for a future disassembly aid.

Contributor: Roger Hendrickson, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Fairmont-Tamper, Fairmont, MN