Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench


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Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:52 pm



Not a lot of people realize that they are actually using these wrenches incorrectly. Here I describe what you're doing wrong, and why:



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Re: Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench

Post by C-dub » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:49 pm

Well, how about that? I'm not as mechanically ignorant as I thought I was. I've been doing it correctly all these years.

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Re: Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench

Post by CrystalPistol » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:09 pm

Nice.

Started using adjustable wrenches working on my bicycle in the '60s, before I had the correct box or open end handy. I learned long ago, the keeping the thumb on the wheel, I even learned to roll the thumb wheel up tight and to rock the wrench a little as I took up slack. Dad did not have a lot of hand tools, but what he had were top drawer quality so I still have them, and often use them along with my newer stuff. Seldom do I use an adjustable wrench on a nut or bolt now that I have good combination or gear wrenches & sockets, but now a days I do use them bending or twisting metal.

Only comment I'll make is if you use it exactly opposite of what you show, ie: "the wrong way", the force on the strong fixed jaw is further up, but the force on the moving jaw is down closer to the wrench body. It's my thought, that maintaining a snug adjustment is of greatest importance.

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Post by Terry D » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:17 am

If you use an adjustable wrench as shown in the video that sliding side will stay tight and there will be little need to keep your thumb on the adj wheel. Furthermore you will not round off the bolt head making that bolt hard to remove or tighten. One last piece of advice, tools wear out. Cheap wrenches of bad materials will lose their specs and wear down the fastener heads. This especially true with blade or Phillips screw drivers. So, they should be replaced when noticed. I use old screw drivers to pull weeds in the yard or use as pry bars.

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Re: Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench

Post by PGO » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:52 pm

Scott, I just taught my daughter that lesson recently. I was taught that WAY back in the olden days by the US Navy( circa 1968) and yes they did adjustable wrenches back then.

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Re: Video: How to correctly use an adjustable crescent wrench

Post by CrystalPistol » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:37 am

CrystalPistol wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Nice.

Started using adjustable wrenches … etc ...
Just an interesting video, to point of breaking something.


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