A couple years ago we posted about Ridgid’s plastic nut basin wrench. Ridgid has since updated the 2006 model of this tool to be a “multipurpose under-sink plumbing tool,” and they renamed it the Faucet and Sink Installer. The notched ends of this tool still fit 2, 3, 4, and 6-tabbed plastic mounting nuts on faucets, sprayers, and ball cocks — but now the tool does so much more.
The open slot allows you to loosen or tighten the nuts over supply lines. Ridgid also added two aluminum inserts. One insert turns angle-stop handles without marring the chrome; the other insert holds the drain unit in place while tightening the strainer nut. If that isn’t enough, the tool also turns regular 7/8″ and 1″ hex nuts.
Pick up the new and improved 2006 model for about the same price as the old model, $20.