What makes the rods strong?
The rods transfer the turning force from the fastener to the socket walls. The rods are compressed and are not subject to bending forces.
Will it remove locking lug nuts?
Depending on the specific design, the answer is probably yes. Gator-Grip grips around the edges and not in the center. If the fastener edge is anything other than perfectly round then Gator-Grip should work.
Can I use Gator-Grip to change spark plugs?
No. The rods do not retract far enough. The only way to make the rods retract further would be to lengthen the entire socket. The current design offers the greatest functionality for the most applications.
Can Gator-Grip drive screws?
The Gator-Grip socket grips along the outer edges of a fastener. The rods cannot reach into the interior of a screw head.
What does the power adapter do?
The power adapter allows the Gator-Grip to be connected to a cordless drill/driver. It's a great application.
I've seen a low cost socket with rods that looks like a Gator-Grip? Why is Gator-Grip better?
The success of Gator-Grip has inspired some companies to violate patents and offer cheap, low quality copies. Only Gator-Grip features:
Gator-Grip Frequently Asked Questions