Take a standard 10″ adjustable wrench and cross it with a set of locking pliers, and you’ve got Stanley’s new product: the MaxGrip locking adjustable wrench. As you might imagine, the locking portion of the tool provides a bit of extra force to help keep the jaws attached to the fastener.
The question is, of course, do these two great tools work together like peanut butter and chocolate or like ice cream and brown gravy? We’re looking forward to putting our grubby hands on a set to try ’em out, but in the meantime we’ll just have to speculate.
I’d imagine the locking feature would help quite a bit with basic plumbing tasks; it’d be handy for the wrench to stay put. I don’t use my adjustable a lot for automotive work, but come to think of it, it’d probably serve the same purpose there.
Look for more when we schedule a hands-on with these. Street pricing starts around $20.