Does anyone out there know where I can get a set of these Wrenches?
I have no idea of what they are called other than universal wrench.
I have attached a link to my photo.
I got the one pictured one on E-bay about 5 years ago. I looked
through the McMaster-Carr catalog but could find nothing close. The
one shown is made by SONIC and is 7/8"-11/4".
Always hated 'em, but I think Craftsman has at had them on occasion in
at least smaller sizes--don't know about how large.
Seen them in other catalogs off and on; specific doesn't come to mind.
Tried Northern Tool and/or Harbor Freight for the cheap route?
Specific name I'm also at loss for other than knuckle-buster... :)
There is a reason they don't have them at McMaster-Carr, it's because
they are junk. If you just want one wrench for many size bolts, get a
Crescent adjustable wrench at Home Depot. If you need better
wrenches, get a set of combination wrenches at Sears or wherever.
Agreed, and I won't even use a Crescent for anything that takes more
than a few pounds pull to loosen, other than maybe a square furniture
bolt or nut, gas valve, cleanout plug, or similar. Most are so sloppy
that roundoff is a real risk. Never had any luck with any of the various
flavors of universal wrenches over the years. The TV commercials never
show them being used on old nasty, rusty, rounded, greasy bolts, for a
Wow, Sears' web site is a festering piece of shit. So is S-K tools.
but I found a set of five 8-point sockets (oddly, Craftsman brand) on
fleaBay for under $10 with shipping. Happy birthday to me.
Still need to find something to buy at Sears with all those gift cards.
Maybe I should just save up and buy an air compressor (do they still
sell Ingersoll-Rand at Sears?)
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
I think I have one, and I think I got it at JCWhitney . That's where
I used to buy cheap tools, especially when they had sales. I too
didn't get any use out of it, because the the layers are thick enough,
and stacked on top of each other, that there wasn't room for two
opposing jaws on one bolt head.
But you obviously have reason to like them, so try JCWhitney.com or
their print catalog.
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