I guess they want to keep the cost somewhat low. I believe this is the best extractor set out there.
What's the smallest screw this will remove? Hello, CPO is an authorized dealer of Ridgid we would prefer you contact them directly so you can get accurate information. You can contact the Manufacturer directly at (866) 539-1710.Thank you for contacting CPO Outlets! Are these a set of left-hand threads? Im looking for something like a tap and die for a stripped allen head but with reverse threading. none Where can i get a replacement no. 1 and no. 2 extractor? rigid does not offer replacements in their catalog. none Are the drill bits cobalt, and how well do they hold up Can't say for sure, based on their appearance. I looked up the Blue Point (Snap-on) equivalent set, which indicates high speed steel (HSS) drill bits are included with it. Snap-on's set runs (currently) at $128.00, so this is a good deal. All the other truck dealers (MAC, Matco and Cornwell) sell the same set, too. How easy does the spline come out when done? Depends on how much you hammer it in. I usually have to put the broken extractor in a vise and use a pair of pliers to wiggle it and pull it out. It usually doesn't damage the splines as they are hardened. It might nick them a bit but I just use that side on the he fitting.