: AND Books wrote:
:> :> Liam wrote:
:> :> > I've seen an open-ended wrench that curves down like a silverware fork
:> :> > when viewed from the side, with the open-end where the tines are. What
:> :> > is this kind of wrench called?
:> :> An offset open-end box wrench.
:> : I've always heard that called a crow's-foot wrench - no idea if that is
:> : correct. Had to use a torch and a grinder to make such a wrench once, to
:> : avoid taking something else off to fix what I wanted to fix.
:> : aem sends...
:> ya, it's a crow-foot, easily available, necessary for sink faucet
:> replacements... without it you work with new washers & seats...
:> great and needed tool!
: No, that's a basin wrench. Could be called a crowfoot I suppose but if
: you ask for a crowfoot when you want a basin, you will have to do some
: explaining. What is being described is an offset end wrench. Usually
: has a open end on one end and box end on the other or two of each of
: different sizes.
: The term "crow foot" is a bit outmoded. The ones I knew as such were
: clumsy and crude affairs way back when.
: Harry K
you *are* right! only tyme i looked for one was to remove a Moen faucet
from a sink. i never did it, cause it just wasn't worth doing, and i'm
not a plumber... next time around i'll as for a Basin Wrench, that might
help... BTW the "crow-foot" only to the end of the ratchet extension,
which i assumed was the whole thing... i now believe that a "basin wrench"
is much more accurate... thanks!