Wrenches are an essential item for any tool box. Used for tightening or loosening nuts, bolts and screws, every tool setup should have an extensive range at-hand.
How to use a wrench
1. Choose the right wrench for the job
- Always choose the right size wrench jaw size that corresponds to the fastener you are looking to tighten or loosen.
- Make sure the wrenches jaw is in complete contact with the fastener before applying any pressure.
- Doing so will prevent the wrench from slipping or causing damage to yourself.
2. Always Pull
- It's a simple point but one that will stop you from hurting yourself.
- This is something that will happen if the wrench slips and you were pushing instead.
- If you do find yourself in a position where you have no alternative but to push the wrench, make sure to use the heel of your hand.
- That way, if it does slip, the heel is the strongest part.
3. Never add leverage with another item
- Firstly, using an additional item for leverage can damage your wrench by bending the handle or distorting the head.
- Secondly, the added torque from the additional leverage applied could round the fastener head.
- Thirdly, and more importantly, if the leverage item slips while in use you risk hurting yourself or others.
4. Never hit a wrench with a hammer
- Just don't.
- As annoying as that stubborn, stuck fastener really is you risk damaging the wrench if you strike it with a hammer
- (unless you are using a slogging wrench).
5. Only buy quality
- It's a fact, good wrenches will last a long time. Cheap wrenches will slip.
We have been a leading wrench manufacturer for over 35 years. We know how to make good wrenches. We also offer a lifetime warranty across our entire range so if you ever have an issue with a tool all you need to do is take a photo of it, email it to us and we'll get a replacement sent out to you immediately.
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