Being one of widely used instruments, wrench is simply irreplaceable for manual repair works, such as bolt tightening. It helps to work with nut connections by applying torque force without damaging the ratchet mechanism. As a rule, such tool has an open end (jaw) and the rounded end.
This is a highly versatile tool, but there are different types of instruments – each is suitable for a specific type of work. Let’s cast a closer look at their classification and functionality.
Types of wrenches
- Adjustable instruments have a movable lower jaw which allows changing the end size. They work with metric and regular tools and can be applied to screw and unscrew bolts.
- Combination type has one open and one close end (typically, they’re of identical size).
- Open-end models feature two open ends of different diameters and can be exploited to approach the connection from different angles. Both metric and regular sizes are supported.
- Ratchet model allows the user can perform a ratchet action while one end moves in a certain way while making the fastener move in another without instrument removal.
- Short-body models simply have a smaller handle. Such gimmicks are widely used in restricted spaces. Regular and metric variations are present.
- Crowfoot instruments come without handles. They are perfect for operating in tight spaces and require an extension handle or socket.
Additionally, the market offers a wide array of tools for performing specific tasks, for example, pipe wrenches, star-head (or torx), hex key, strap and basin ones. The choice is overwhelming. If you plan to perform a lot of various repair works, buying the whole kit makes sense.
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