Tool Review: Laser Locking Wheel Nut Remover

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This tool review post will be looking at the 'Laser Locking Wheel Nut Removal Tool'. For the low price of £20, this tool promises to remove locking wheel nuts on many car makes and models. But is that true? And if so, how does it work?

Basic information

According to the full product description on multiple websites, this tool will remove damaged locking wheel nuts when no key is available. 

The two socket sizes will fit locking wheel nuts/bolt on most vehicles, but you may have to remove the spinning outer ring first. 

The socket has deep internal reverse threads which grip the outside of the locking wheel nut, and you will get the best results when used with an impact gun.

How to use the tool

One of the great things about this tool is how easy it is to use. All you have to do is hit the socket on top of the lock nut using a hammer until it’s snug on the fastener. You can then use an impact gun or breaker bar to break the wheel bolt/nut free.

Does it work?

The tool can be effective, but only in a limited number of situations. Most locking wheel nuts these days have security collars built-in, and this tool is no good for dealing with those. The only locker style that this tool will consistently work on is aftermarket locking wheel nuts, or McGuard lockers, with no spinning collar.

What is a spinning / security collar?

Most locking wheel nuts have a spinning collar that prevents a socket from being beaten onto the fastener.

You will need to remove the collar to have any chance of success with this tool.

However, these security collars are generally made from hardened steel and can be challenging to break.

Is the tool expensive?

Compared to other locking wheel nut removal tools on the market, this is one of the cheapest you can find. Most online stores sell these sockets for £15 to £30, which is undoubtedly a lot cheaper than the price of a professional service.

Where can I buy it?

You can buy this tool from a number of well-known companies such as Halfords, Amazon, Machine Mart and eBay. Links can be found below:

Would you recommend it?

This tool will probably work for 10% of locking wheel nuts on the market, so if there is a 1-in-10 chance of the tool working, then no, I would not recommend it.

However, that’s not to say it’s not worth buying for the right situation. As I stated earlier, you will not find a better removal tool for the correct type of locking wheel nut than this. It just so happens that those types of lockers aren’t prevalent.

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Conclusion

Locking wheel nuts come in a wide range of styles and shapes, and they can be difficult to remove at the best of times. So, the idea that buying this tool will solve your wheel nut problem is optimistic.

My advice is to do your research and make sure you have the correct locker type on your car before you spend your money on this tool.