We’ve seen a hundred different types of adjustable wrenches come and go here on Toolmonger; some are stupid and some are just downright funny. For the first time in a long while we’ve stumbled upon one that’s at the very least interesting — the HK1 is a hydrokinetically adjustable wrench.
“How the hell does that work?” was, of course, our first question. Near as we can figure, the wrench has a hollow core, two fluid reservoirs, and a valve. When you set the valve to let the fluid move around inside the tool, it can be displaced from one end to the other. Displacing fluid moves the adjustment piston and allows you to set the wrench to the desired size. Then you lock the valve and, if the fluid isn’t compressible, you’ve got yourself an adjusting wrench.
If nothing else we have to give the folks at Expedition Tools the creativity award. We’re curious to know if regular old hydraulic fluid is rolling around in there, and we wonder what the failure rate’ll be, but that said — it looks wicked cool.
No word on pricing yet, but it could actually be pretty affordable if the manufacturing process isn’t bad.
HK1 Hydrokinetically Adjustable Wrench [Expedition Tools]