Here’s something we hadn’t though of: an automatic adjustable wrench. Essentially, this is your average adjustable wrench, except it’s also got an electric motor that, at the “touch of a button” automatically runs in the adjustment to meet whatever nut is in the wrench.
Black & Decker claims a max. torque of 220 ft-lbs., which seems like it’d be enough for most everyday use, and they’re claiming a battery life of 650 cycles.
It’s an interesting idea, but we can’t help but wonder if maybe this is sort of like the spate of powered measuring tapes that came out last Christmas; they’re neat, but once the battery goes dead, they’re a pain. And who wants to remember to put batteries (2 AAAs in this case) in your wrenches?
On the other hand, if your work involves a lot of adjustable wrenches, maybe this is just the ticket.
Look for the product launch in June of this year.
8″ Automatic Adjustable Wrench [Black & Decker]