Read it several more times.I'm not tracking right. Sounds like your plan would work Doc, I might try a vise with something heavy plastic over the tap teeth as to salvage the tap. Then channel locks or a pipe wrench to tweak it a bit, to get it un-wedged from the socket teeth. The description of the tap threw me off.
For future reference, they do make 8 point sockets!
Still I am stumped with the "or weld a steel rod that you can bend into a handle on the end."
Sorry I was a hinder and not a help
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 AT 2:30 AM