If you’ve ever spent time grinding or polishing a set of fasteners, you know it can be time-consuming and even painful. Without a good grip on the bolts, they can fly out of your hands and the finished bolts can be pretty hot to handle. But if you get too tight a grip on the fasteners (with a set of vice grips, for example), you risk doing damage to the threads.

It’s a Catch-22, of sorts.

It’s the type of hot rodding riddle that led the folks at Notchead to create the Polish Grip. The Polish Grip is a unique tool with an aluminum chuck design that provides a firm grip on bolts and fasteners. Because the chuck is aluminum, which is softer than stainless steel, it won’t damage the threads. You can put as much pressure on fastener head as you want to get the right finish. And when you’re done, just loosen the chuck and let the bolt drop out without touching it—no burnt fingers.

Now why didn’t we think of that?

The Polish Grip is a great tool for anyone working on street rods or show vehicles. Its interchangeable collet and chuck design works on most bolt and screws sizes. Check out the video below to see the Polish Grip in action.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.