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Flexiwrench Plus

You know a tool’s good when the only place you can buy it is from the online corporate store. The Flexiwrench Plus smart tool system is so hot, they can’t keep it in stock anywhere else. Yes, I’m being sarcastic. The system features two different handles, each with a 3/8″ socket that accepts different wrench or socket heads, similar to the Stanley MaxDrive.  One handle sports two pivot points for snaking the wrench into hard-to-reach places, and the other handle functions like an articulated screwdriver.

In addition to the handles, the 19-piece Flexiwrench Plus set includes 3/8″, 7/16″, 1/2″, 9/16″, and 5/8″ open-end, box, and socket heads; a universal socket adapter for using standard 3/8″ sockets; and a generic looking case.

We can’t vouch for how well this tool works, but we’re pretty sure it isn’t the tool set we’d choose if we crashed our boat into a desert island. Can anybody take this tool seriously considering the Comic Sans-like font they chose for the case?

It’s a little late for Mother’s Day, but only $20 buys the Flexiwrench Plus 19-piece set for the father that has everything — if you really want to disappoint your father.

Flexiwrench Plus [Corporate Site]

 

16 Responses to Fleamarket Tools: The Flexiwrench

  1. George says:

    I’m especially impressed with the typo on the box – “Flexibitly”

  2. Blaise Pascal says:

    I would think a frequently asked question for the Flexiwrench Plus would be: if it flexes/bends along an axis parallel to the nut you are trying to turn, how do you get any torque on the nut? In other words, how does it act like a wrench?

    The FAQ doesn’t answer that question, nor does the video.

  3. fred says:

    Like some fishing lures that catch more fisherman than fish – I suspect that some tools catch more wanabe toolmongers.

  4. Bob says:

    I am impressed, their website is having a closeout sale
    http://www.flexiwrench.com/index.htm

  5. fred says:

    Looking at the square drive on the wrench heads – I suspect that their illustrator was even worse than their engineer. If one attaches the head 90 degrees off of the way the illustration depicts the tool – then the application of torque would be possible.

  6. Ron says:

    Probably ten or fifteen ways to bust a knuckle with these babies

  7. bob says:

    It might be useful on that one bolt that you can’t reach without removing a bunch of other stuff first.

  8. DAN faro says:

    BEN J.

    YOU SOUND LIKE A REAL MORON, YOUR BUSTING ON FLEXIWRENCH AND YOU NEVER EVEN SEEN IT , AND JUST FOR THE RECORD STANLEY TOOLS STOLE THAT THAT IDEA FROM FLEXIWRENCH . FLEXIWRENCH SHARED THAT IDEA WITH STANLEY TOOL WORKS ABOUT 6 YEARS AGO .

    BEN, BOB, FRED, RON , YOU HAVEN’T A CLUE ABOUT WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT, THEIRS NOT A TOOL ON THE MARKET THAT CANT MATCH

    OR EVEN COME CLOSE TO DOING WHAT FLEXI WRENCH PLUS CAN DO. DON’T KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU TRIED IT . LOOSER THERE ISN’T A MORE UNIVERSAL TOOL ON THE MARKET. FLEXIWRENCH WILL ADAPT ANY 3/8 DRIVE TOOL YOU ALREADY HAVE CAN STANLEY DO THAT.NO FIND ME A TOOL THAT DOES. YOU CANT.

  9. Teacher says:

    Well, I lost another post due to this automatic refresh feature. I have a feeling Toolmonger and I will be seeing less of each other. This is rediculous.

  10. Zathrus says:

    Ok, the auto-refresh thing is annoying, but how are you “losing posts” to it?

    I’ve lost a word or two at most. But it really needs to be turned off. If it’s not gone by the time Greasemonkey is updated for FF3, then I’m definitely going to write a GM script to strip the dang thing out of the pages.

  11. Chris says:

    @Zathrus: Greasemonkey is only going to block what it can see in scripts. This auto-refresh thing isn’t in any of the JS I see in the page source here (but it’s also not in a meta refresh tag, which is what I was expecting). Either they’ve turned it off or it’s some nasty server-side thing that we can’t see (and therefore can’t do anything about).

    cl

  12. Zathrus says:

    Chris — it’s gone now. There used to be a meta-refresh tag (see the discussion for Tooltalk Podcast #40), but the admins must’ve removed it today.

  13. Tim says:

    Well, the little demo that Grundy did on DIY’s ‘Cool Tools’ show made this thing look pretty darn good, for whatever that’s worth. And the price isn’t bad. If it does turn out to be a crappy device, however, you are only out twenty bucks, or so (plus tax and shipping).

    But if it helps me to get that pesky bolt that affixes the strap to the water heater in my garage without having to move the refrigerator first… then it has paid for itself… at least in my case.

    I may just give the silly thing a shot… poor packaging, misspelling and all.

    As for the poster above with the questionable language proficiency, you might at least check the status of your caps lock key before posting.

  14. ryan says:

    Looks like something I would never use. And if I did use it, I assume it would break the first time I wrenched on it. I can think of many more useful things to spend $20 on. Like a set of real wrenches, real sockets, or real screwdrivers. Heck, I could always take a cheap wrench, stick it in the vise and bend it into a curly-q if I ever needed a curly-q shaped wrench.

    As for caps lock guy(DAN faro). I wonder if he also writes the Nigerian emails I keep getting….

  15. Tim says:

    Ah, I love it. A little perusing around the ‘flexiwrench’ website, and guess who is the inventor of this device… ol’ CAPS LOCK GUY himself!

    http://www.flexiwrench.com/contact.htm

    Now the atrocious misspellings and poor grammar on his website, his packaging and on his post up above all make sense.

    Well, I guess education is overrated when you can spend your time inventing a tool, instead. Who needs first grade?

    (And what great customer relations when Dan Faro is calling potential customers morons. Oh, please sign me up to give him my money!)

    I hereby revoke my post up above where I said I might actually buy the thing.

  16. kyle says:

    as far a a close quarters wrench is concerned go to harbor freight buy the chepest set of wrenches trheat contains the size you need take it home then heat it bend it and weld it until it does the job you want it too and let the company keep as many of thease flexiwrenches as they can

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