Six years later, I decided to teach a class so I could tell folks the difference between one of these and a warp matrix flux capacitor.


I guess if you don’t know what to do with these, you could just get rid of them for some land. You can also use self-sealing stem bolts in the production of a reverse-ratcheting routing planer. And in a pinch, a self-sealing stem bolt may be able to be used as an escape tool.

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Should you have the need to attempt to figure out what you need a self-sealing stem bolt for, one of them sold for $2,040. Since they’re antiques today you can get them for about $37.

Do you know of a weird or unique but must-have tool that every 24th century wrencher should know about? Beam your suggestion right to my inbox. I also accept Romulan ale.




(Author’s Note: Check the calendar. This was for fun!)