Hand Tool Preservation
Association of Australia Inc

Hidden Treasure

An event to celebration of HTPAA's 40th anniversary featuring an exhibition of the Caine Tool Collection as well as rare tools, live trade demonstrations and lectures, a tool market and coffee and food.
Entertainment and education for all ages.

Brighton Town Hall, Saturday 22nd October 2022, 9.30am to 5pm. More details here.

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 Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market

The next Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market is on Sunday 6th November 2022 9.00 am to 12.30 pm at The National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby or see the map here. For more information see the Tool Market page.