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How To Use A Wrench

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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