Over the next few posts I will be talking about hand tools. Tonight it will be wrenches. Probably the most used tool of all the hand tools. What I'll do is post some pictures and then comment on what is in the pictures. Hopefully at the end you will have a better understanding of wrenches. As usual if you think I forgot something or would like to add something email me a email@example.com
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The first pic is a picture of some wrenches. The first wrench is a crescent wrench. The name came from the original company that made the wrench. It's actually an adjustable open end wrench. The next wrench is a line wrench. It's used for hard transmission lines, brakelines, power steering lines, air conditioning lines. It's made for tightening and loosening the fittings that go on the lines. The next wrench is a socket open end wrench. These wrenches have a socket on one end and an open end wrench on the other. And most of the time both ends are the same size. A handy wrench in tight spots. Next we have box on both ends wrench. If you'll notice the holes in the wrench they have 12 points. So if you have to take the wrench off a nut and turn it, it will move 1/12th of a turn. Which is really good in a tight spot. But I think its a little harder on the nut then a 6 point wrench. Next we have a 6 point box open end wrench. Now my personal preference for a bolt that has paint or chrome or powder coating is a six point wrench. Because there is more area of contact of the wrench with the nut or bolt. Next we have 12 point box and open end wrench. We should all know that by now. One thing about box open end wrench is usually they are the same size on both ends. Where as the next wrench that you see is a double box. And you'll notice that most of the time the double box has different size on both ends, as does, the double open end. Which I don't own any, because I think its a better deal to buy the box open end wrench. It's more versatile.