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How To Use A Wrench

Posted on August 26 2019

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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