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Apr 30th, 2021 at 8:51pm
 
Bought a new adjustable wrench a few weeks ago.
The design is quite different to normal ones.
It is a lot better to use than normal ones, any ideas why ?

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https://sydneytools.com.au/product/daytona-swj150-150mm-6-adjustable-wrench
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Reply #1 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 9:02pm
 
The centered position of the adjuster makes it look like it would fit into tighter spaces?
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Reply #2 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 9:07pm
 
Im not seeing any advantage.
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Reply #3 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 9:11pm
 
rhino wrote on Apr 30th, 2021 at 9:07pm:
Im not seeing any advantage.


Advantage for small spaces, you'd not want to use it for anything heavy.
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Reply #4 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 10:06pm
 
I like the measurements on it!
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Reply #5 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 10:51pm
 
How tight are the jaws or are they sloppy?
You don't get much for $9.
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Reply #6 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 11:42pm
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Apr 30th, 2021 at 8:51pm:
It is a lot better to use than normal ones, any ideas why ?



If you reckon it's better than "normal" ones, then you should know why - tell us what it is about it that makes it better from your experience

One reason it's better is because the movable jaw is lighter in weight than "normal" ones, about 3/4 of the mass or less, which makes it easier to adjust

Another reason is the body of the wrench just below the knurled adjusting wheel is thinner, which provides you with more grip on the knurled wheel

The parts are not chromed, so they're less prone to swaging and slipping

The jaws are pointier for reaching in more confined spaces

Then of course there's the rubber handle grip
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Reply #7 - May 1st, 2021 at 5:32am
 
Ah, bunnings have a similar design

https://www.bunnings.com.au/trojan-150mm-adjustable-wide-mouth-wrench_p0105935?g...

they call it a wide mouthed wrench.

there is also a difference  in the shape of the outside of the jaws to a normal wrench .
Normal ones are much more rounded, these are more sloped

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this style is thinner, they do come with longer handles if wanted.
The jaws are deeper for bigger nuts, they seem to be made of a tighter tolerance so the jaws keep more parallel to each other than others.
The jaws are also narrower for tighter locations.
I think they are made of a better steel also

For some reason, they seem to 'grip' the nut better.

Wrenches to me are not for doing nuts up tightly. A socket or spanner is for that.

Same as ratchets, they are not for higher torque work.
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Reply #8 - May 1st, 2021 at 5:35am
 
Bias_2012 wrote on Apr 30th, 2021 at 11:42pm:
Sprintcyclist wrote on Apr 30th, 2021 at 8:51pm:
It is a lot better to use than normal ones, any ideas why ?



If you reckon it's better than "normal" ones, then you should know why - tell us what it is about it that makes it better from your experience

One reason it's better is because the movable jaw is lighter in weight than "normal" ones, about 3/4 of the mass or less, which makes it easier to adjust

Another reason is the body of the wrench just below the knurled adjusting wheel is thinner, which provides you with more grip on the knurled wheel

The parts are not chromed, so they're less prone to swaging and slipping

The jaws are pointier for reaching in more confined spaces

Then of course there's the rubber handle grip 



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.........  The parts are not chromed, so they're less prone to swaging and slipping         ...............


yes, I guess chrome is a smoother surface
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Reply #9 - May 1st, 2021 at 7:49am
 
It is square, not hex shaped. Not sure how that would make it better.
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Reply #10 - May 1st, 2021 at 10:52am
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on May 1st, 2021 at 5:32am:
Ah, bunnings have a similar design

https://www.bunnings.com.au/trojan-150mm-adjustable-wide-mouth-wrench_p0105935?g...

they call it a wide mouthed wrench.

I think they are made of a better steel also



It's chrome vanadium steel, it's says on the handle, "CR-V'
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Reply #11 - May 1st, 2021 at 11:48am
 
Sprintcyclist wrote on Apr 30th, 2021 at 8:51pm:
Bought a new adjustable wrench a few weeks ago.
The design is quite different to normal ones.
It is a lot better to use than normal ones, any ideas why ?

https://sydneytools.com.au/assets/images/products/1/4/4/5/14458/B0AA713B87462D88...

https://sydneytools.com.au/product/daytona-swj150-150mm-6-adjustable-wrench

I showed my mechanic hubby and he says
“Wow, that can open up wide for alluminium nuts and hose clamps, but it doesn’t look very strong.
Probably will do for lighter work.
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Reply #12 - May 1st, 2021 at 12:05pm
 
Cant see the reason for measurements on it.
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Reply #13 - May 1st, 2021 at 3:02pm
 
Belgarion wrote on May 1st, 2021 at 12:05pm:
Cant see the reason for measurements on it. 


So that you can measure the size of the nut you're trying to undo -
which enables you to select the correct socket or ring spanner etc to use for it.
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Reply #14 - May 1st, 2021 at 4:06pm
 
Bobby. wrote on May 1st, 2021 at 3:02pm:
Belgarion wrote on May 1st, 2021 at 12:05pm:
Cant see the reason for measurements on it. 


So that you can measure the size of the nut you're trying to undo -
which enables you to select the correct socket or ring spanner etc to use for it.


Also you can pre-set for the nut you have.
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