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How to Remove Recessed Lug Nuts

Johanna Smith - Monday, November 28, 2016

How to Remove Recessed Lug Nuts

Do you need to remove recessed lug nuts that you can't remove with a lug wrench and breaker bar?

Until now, mechanics and others have had to turn to the torch or freezing these lug nuts and breaking them with a hammer and chisel – risking damage to the wheel stud, rim and the wheel itself. Induction heating can get the job done, but what happens when there's not enough room for the coil to fit around the lug nut?

With the Mini-Ductor Series and our new thin wall coil, removing recessed lug nuts with induction heating has never been easier, faster and safer.

Mini-Ductor Series

The Mini-Ductor is the professional's choice handheld, flameless torch and leverages the power of Invisible Heat® to heat ferrous metals in seconds. Using high frequency magnetic fields, the Mini-Ductor releases corroded or frozen hardware and other metallic components from corrosion and threadlock compounds – all without the collateral damage normally associated with torches.

Using one of the included coils that can flex around corners a flame cannot, the Mini-Ductor heats a 3/4" nut red hot in 15 seconds.

How to Remove Recessed Lug Nuts with Thin Wall Coil Induction Heating

Thin Wall Induction Heating Coils

Higher quality and custom wheels often use recessed lug nuts where the space between the nut and the wheel is pretty tight, making it hard to get a normal sized induction heating coil in there. Now you can now get in there with our thin wall coil to apply induction heat. The thin wall coil is an optional accessory for use with the Mini-Ductor Venom™ and Mini-Ductor II.

Contact us to learn more about removing recessed lug nuts with the Mini-Ductor Series and thin wall coils

Recessed Lug Nut Removal: Dodge
Recessed Lug Nut Removal: Dodge

Recessed Lug Nut Removal: Ford
Recessed Lug Nut Removal: Ford

Recessed Lug Nut Removal: Honda
Recessed Lug Nut Removal: Honda


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Induction Heating Tools & Equipment Made in the USA

U.S. patents: 6670590 and 6563096 apply to all products; D707,804 and D728,086 apply to handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
European Patent Office (EPO): patent 002076372-0001 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters; patent pending for the Mini-Ductor 220V (MD-800) and Mini-Ductor 12V (MD-500)
Australia patent: 343968 applies to all handheld, inline induction heaters