If you’ve ever added braided hoses to your ride, you probably discovered that tightening those beautiful aluminum AN-style fittings is a bit of a trick. Sure, you can just wail on them, but you’re going to scratch and/or mar the mess out of ’em. You can always try the low-buck solution of a bit of electrical tape on your standard adjustable, but if you’re going to do more than a few hoses, Snap-on’s got a better solution: an aluminum adjustable wrench.
They offer two, a 10″ designed for up to an AN #20, and an 8″ designed for up to an AN #10. They’re not super cheap — what Snap-on product is — but they’re definitely the right tool for the job. Beyond that, they’re pretty darn sharp with a red anodized surface.
We saw this in their most recent sales flyer, which (happily) means they’re on sale — in this case, 10% off — which places the larger one at $90.40 and the smaller one at $59.63.
Aluminum Adjustable AN Fitting Wrench [Snap-on]