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    My long departed dad, a plumber, bought one of that tools earlier incantations and relegated it to the back of the shed. But, you never know, it's a slightly different design and it might just work.

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    My father bought a set at a field day. They are heavy, thick, clunky and just not nice to use. They might be all right on a pipe but that's about it. I do have a high quality version of the design, about 400 mm long, and its one advantage over other pipe wrenches is that it is spring-loaded and you can use it one-handed.

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    Stilsons were far superior on pipes.

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    probably still are Peter, got three myself, smallest is approx. 400ml in length, largest is a two handed job.
    these things seem to replace every spanner you ever had or needed and I'm in serious down size mode atm. 21 acres to 1 bedroom so you can appreciate my dilemma.
    I only ever believe tool ads I see on the ABC, insert funny here, so a bit dubious as to how FANTASTIC these things really are.
    It's the smaller sizes I'd be interested in. 7 to 14mm for handy use and proposed restoration of push bike.
    I still have the tin of BSA tools me ole da taught me with, so will be ok if the cone tightening thing still occurs :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    I am wondering what the seller is "gripping". Non specific size "bolt and nut destroyers" have been around for ever. Basic physics, suggests to me, that a tool that applies force to all sides simultaneously will always work better and maintain the integrity of the nut or bolt too. IMO best use of the tool is probably, in vehicle application, as a defence against road rage attackers.
    Agreed. Always good to have a few of such things around, as once in a while they have just the right shape for some odd thing in an awkward place. Known in the past as "nut ****ers", they range from really good steel to complete junk in my experience.
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    I have one of the earlier versions which is useful sometimes but only where you don't mind damage on the item. For example, it's not bad for rounded off nuts, but really its only advantage over things like Mole grips is the ratcheting effect if you have a lot of turns to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller View Post
    THE WRENCH WITH THE GRIP THAT WON'T SLIP!

    https://branddevelopers.com.au/shop/...or-better-grip

    you guys have probably covered these but what was the verdict? swipe left or right?

    thanks

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    Edge I have a couple of similar ones for use as pipe wrenches, different manufacturer and also an old Rolls Royce branded one that comes in handy when you come across that bigger bolt you want to stop from turning - just odd tools I have collected over the years.

    Handy things to have around, then there are the Grip 300 locking wrenches and they are handy too. You can never have enough tools especially if you find them or inherit them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    My father bought a set at a field day. They are heavy, thick, clunky and just not nice to use. They might be all right on a pipe but that's about it. I do have a high quality version of the design, about 400 mm long, and its one advantage over other pipe wrenches is that it is spring-loaded and you can use it one-handed.

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    My handiest one sounds like yours Roger, it is spring loaded and of quality steel and design and it does not slip once carefully turned while the grippers bed into the pipe.

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    Handy for circular pipes, perhaps.

    But probably NOT handy for hex objects, the advertised usage.
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    The jaws aren't far removed from the jaws on a basin wrench, essential for working on the hex union nuts and olive nuts under basins.

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    But lacking the right angle articulation.

    Most basins use flex lines these days and they seal when the hex nut is tightened by hand.
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    Even flex fitting nuts get tight with age, if they achieve old age; they do burst. Some basins make even finger tightening difficult as well. High grade work doesn't use them. No tradesman would last long without a basin wrench, and the jaws work against the points, not the flats.
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    Copper is being replaced with PE
    Hand formed connections in copper are being replaced by flexible hoses
    There is no pride of work, and on site plumbers are often apprentices.
    The old tradesmen are dying out or sitting in the office collecting money.
    The name of game is now speed, and making a dollar.



    Blame the builders who screw everything down to minimum cost.
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    Isn't that why brazed copper replaced threaded steel pipe? Then those nipple joints partly replaced brazing, then......

    Not arguing, but it is part of a continuum of change I think.
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    thanks guys, you've talked me out of them.
    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Even flex fitting nuts get tight with age, if they achieve old age; they do burst. Some basins make even finger tightening difficult as well. High grade work doesn't use them. No tradesman would last long without a basin wrench, and the jaws work against the points, not the flats.
    For those interested this is what a basin spanner looks like:

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    For those interested this is what a basin spanner looks like:

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    I have one of those. Excellent device, occasionally!

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    Mine has a shaped bottom jaw, more like the spanners discussed earlier. It also has a telescoping handle.

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    Mine is Chinese, purchased at second hand tool shop for $12.
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    this would be great for those with "height challenged" sheds...........

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ravaglio...4AAOSwSB1aoa5i

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    Default Not tools as such - but a course on their use for metal shaping

    Two day course in metal shaping in Brisbane. They also run welding courses etc. Click the link below for more information:-

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    Here's my version of that tool we were discussing a week or so ago. A bit rusty, but it's fine. Japan made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuey View Post
    Here's my version of that tool we were discussing a week or so ago. A bit rusty, but it's fine. Japan made.

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    Looks the same as mine, just checked seems I have two of them and on the other side has KOAK brand and one has 250mm Automat wrench and the other has 10" Automat wrench beside the KOAK name. I find them both very handy around the workshop, jaws have never blunted even with extensive use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    Looks the same as mine, just checked seems I have two of them and on the other side has KOAK brand and one has 250mm Automat wrench and the other has 10" Automat wrench beside the KOAK name. I find them both very handy around the workshop, jaws have never blunted even with extensive use.
    It looks like it do with the once over with you magic rust removing "rubber"
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    Icon12 Hmmnn some old age confusion.. that most of us oldies need to watch for...

    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    It looks like it do with the once over with you magic rust removing "rubber"
    Not really as mine are still shiny, but Stuey's will respond to light wire brushing or steel wool to clean it up and then a spray of WD 40 will keep it nice, but the tool will work fine like it is..

    The Super Erasor works best on flat rusted objects

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