Maybe. I had no welder nor access to one. No SnapOn man anywhere close either. How much is that tool, $30? I spent maybe $0.30. Didn't have to break any sockets either (sockets that I, not the shop, would have to replace). I put the wheels on tight enough to not fall off. Supposed to be around 75 ft.lbs.? It's obvious that the amount of key engagement in that part will not take that forever. Planned obsolescence, or make sure you buy the extra key tool to keep them in business forever. I wondered more than once how long they would last. I only used them because got them free with car, I would NEVER pay for them...... Worry about getting the locking lug out later??? What the h___ does that mean? If I just tap it on and take it off, it's ALREADY OFF. Again I say, WHAT AN ANSWER.