In Focus: Lock Technology Lug Ripper

April 4, 2016
When used with a low-rpm 1/2" air drill, the Lug Ripper removes seized or frozen lug nuts off of the rim of a vehicle.

The Lock Technology Lug Ripper offers users a fast and easy way to remove seized, rusted, frozen and stripped lug nuts without damaging the rim. Precision-machined guides protect wheel rims while a carbide steel cutting bit mills away lug nuts from the inside. Utilizing a low-speed drill, the Lug Ripper only takes minutes to cut away the threads and remove the lug nut. The Lug Ripper comes with three sizes of protective guides including 17mm, 19mm, 21mm and 23mm to fit the most common domestic and import vehicles and trailers. The kit includes a collar clamp and rubber spacing wedge for deep recessed lugs.


The Lug Ripper removes seized or frozen lug nuts off of the rim of a vehicle when used with a low-rpm 1/2” air drill.

Features and benefits

  • The Lug Ripper is available in one size, with three different size guides for most lugs. It is used with a low-rpm 1/2”air drill.
  • The guides are for for 17mm, 19mm, 21mm and 23mm lug nuts, and they are adjustable for lug nuts of varying size.
  • The guides hold onto the outside of the lug nut from inside the rim, and they have an external sliding circular clamp close out this area down onto the desired size lug nut. This clamp has an internal screw to adjust to the desired size.
  • There is also 4mm groove cut out of the top and bottom of the guides that starts at the lug nut side. This groove is to allow lubrication to be added to the top and metal shavings to fall out the bottom during the cutting process.

Selling points

  • The Lug Ripper is designed for straightforward and simple use.
  • It was originally designed to drill through 4” of solid steel 200 times.
  • The Lug Ripper is hollow inside and smaller than the wheel stud, which allows it to use the stud as a guide.
  • It is strong enough to remove lug nuts multiple times, according to the company.
  • The Lug Ripper comes with a six-month limited warranty.

Manufacturing specs

The Lug Ripper is made from carbide metal.

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