:Horatio Hornblower wrote:
:> Efflandt) wrote:
:> :> I am finishing a remodel and one of the workers stole my Diamond adjustable
:> :> wrench. It is not repalaceable as they are no longer in business! I loved
:> :> that wrench. I want to get a wrench that is as versitle as possible. I
:> :> like the 10 inch size but it maxes out at aboutt 1 5/16. I ususally only
:> :> work on say 3/4" and smaller. Plumbing, automotive, etc. but every one in
:> :> while as now especially on plumbing finish I need to tighten those trap
:> :> collars for example and I think those are 1 1/2"...
:> :I wish I knew what I did with mine. I had some sort of wrench the size of
:> :an 8 or 10" adjustable wrench that opened up several inches. I think it
:> :was called a Ford wrench (ie, for tightening Ford Brass fittings). But I
:> :cannot find anything like that lately, so I have to use a 15" adjustable
:> :(or 15" aluminum pipe wrench if that does not fit).
:> I've had one of the Ford wrenches for over 25 years. Use it
:> infrequently, but it's good when grabing a sink washer (won't scar it
:> like a pipe wrench). It says FordUSA on the lower jaw. The handle is
:> about 9.25 inches long from the top of the top jaw to the bottom of the
:> handle (one piece). The jaws open up to almost 2 5/8 inches, and the jaw
:> griping surfaces are parallel. It seems to be made of plain unpainted
:> tool steel.
:Wuz it what we used to call a "monkey wrench", with a movable jaw
:sliding up and down the handle when you turned the adjusting worm?
:I had one of those, but it "grew legs" and I haven't sen it for a while.
:IIRC, the name came from the movement of the jaw being equated with a
:monkey shinnying up a coconut tree.
:There are lots of guys selling antique tools on the web.
Yes, I think mine is what they call a monkey wrench and it's as you