View Full Version : Homemade extractor remover...thingy

January 24, 2009, 23:55
Well after not having much success trying to build "Bubba's new fangled one handed extractor tool"




I figured I could make a simple machine with out to much trouble, this is what I came up with. It works very well, function's one handed and is more control able than my versions of Bubba's tool. What do ya'll think?




January 25, 2009, 19:21
Looks good to me. How much r u gonna sellem 4?:D I use a finish nail in a vice, Works good, But man if it slips out, Theirs gonna be trouble.

January 25, 2009, 21:11
It is really easy to use,and make, try it

January 25, 2009, 22:17
Looks good. How does the coathanger wire attach to the middle? It looks as though there is a hose clamp in the middle and a partial hose clamp on the end. But, I can't tell from the photo how the wire attaches to the middle clamp.

Is the rod made out of wood, metal or something else (plastic)?

Although I've never had a problem with the Bubba units I've made, it's good to see that there are other options and I thank you for posting.

PS, I hate to sound like a mother hen but, everybody, please wear safety glasses when working with any of these tools!

January 26, 2009, 15:15
The rod is a 12" wooden dowel rod, the loop on the bottom is a clamp, with the worm gear cut away, I would have prefered a little strip of leather but didn't have one. I drilled a hole all the way thru the dowel rod, then 1/4 inch above it I drilled a 1/8 deep hole. The wire is sst core from a marine shift cable and very study (coat hangers were far to flimsy and weak) I put the wire thru the dowel rod then bent it up and forward to lock it into the dowel and not allow it to twist. I put a clamp on it to stabilize it more. I hold the bolt in my left hand and tuck the dowel in to my armpit slightly behind the shoulder. (like the last picture)
Bend your wrist down and remove extacter with right hand. I was actually surprised how well it worked!

January 26, 2009, 18:22
Great! Thanks for the details. I'm glad to hear that it works well for you.

March 15, 2009, 01:19
bubba got nuttin on this one

September 23, 2013, 12:12
Thanks to all who have gone before...

Bump for a noob and others like me.

Seems many of the factory made FAL tools are in short supply in the current market.

I will not curse my extractor again.

Zombie thread alert!