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This isn’t the work of some strong man — Ridgid intended its offset hex wrench to look like this.  They claim the odd-shaped jaws give you a secure grip on multiple sides of hex and square nuts, unions, and valve packing nuts.  Plus it opens from 1-1/8″ to 2-5/8″ wide, allowing you to fit it around tub and sink drain nuts.

The 9-1/2″ long wrench weighs just 1-1/2 pounds, with smooth thin jaws to slip into tight places.  Ridgid offers a lifetime warranty against defects in material or workmanship — not bad for a $30 to $40 pipe wrench.

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3 Responses to What Knucklehead Bent My Pipe Wrench?

  1. fred says:

    These are so handy we have one on each of our trucks. Back when we bought them they were named E110 Trap Wrenches.

  2. David Bryan says:

    Once upon a time I was that knucklehead. I’ve got one of these I bought about 30 years ago. I bent the handle using a cheater on it trying to take some plugs out of a precipitator for a boiler on a 750 mW generating station. It’s a dandy little wrench. It’s still as good as it was 30 years ago. I ain’t.

  3. Fritz Gorbach says:

    Also perfect for adjusting large thermostatic expansion valves in the AC/refrigeration business.
    We have these with straight handles,by the way, up to 48″ for large valves and unions.

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