Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

As the name suggests, Pipe Wrenches are designed to grip round pipes or similar items that a conventional spanner cannot be used on.

Various designs for the gripping mechanism have been developed but all are based on the teeth on the jaws tightening on the item to be held.

These are a  standard item for plumbers and gasfitters though they are useful for gripping any item that a conventional spanner cannot be used on. The greatest limitation is that the teeth tend to damage the surface of the item gripped making them unsuitable where appearance is important.

Next Tool Sale

The next Tool Sale is on Sunday 9th July 2017 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at St Anthony's Parish Hall 164-168 Neerim Rd (corner Neerim & Grange Rds), Carnegie
Melway Ref. 68 F4 or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Sale page.

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