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BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way 3206

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2018, 01:51:15 AM »
Like a few others, I prefer using a dedicated box or open-ended wrench, but it's hard to beat the versatility and convenience of an adjustable: they work on both metric, SAE, and Whitworth nuts and bolts.  :D 

I've got a few different sizes, ranging from 4" to 15". While the box wrench reigns supreme in my garage or hobby room, it's the adjustable I have with me when walking or driving around. In my motorcycle tool kit I keep a few key box/open wrenches and specific sockets, but I also have an adjustable for the unexpected.

I find an 8" adjustable to be the most useful all-around size, but my favorite is probably this 4" Diamond Horseshoe adjustable. Slips easily into a bag or pocket and has proven useful in a number of situations when I don't have the right tool at hand. And it's often just quicker and easier to pull a 4" out of a bag or pocket for some small job. Paired with a multi, it's a versatile combination for EDC.  :tu:

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I have always liked the Diamond Horseshoe logo. Great wrench!

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #61 on: September 11, 2018, 01:55:49 AM »
Ran out to my truck and snagged a pic....

Here it is, my Precision Finger Finding Nut smurfer.

Not an entery, just wanted to share.

I have one with a ratchet on the other end.  I've always thought the hammer poll on adjustables was a wise addition and admission of how the tool would really be used.

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #62 on: September 11, 2018, 01:57:46 AM »
This is my fav,,
JR

This version is on my want list.  It is very gizmotic.

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #63 on: September 11, 2018, 02:43:37 AM »
Ran out to my truck and snagged a pic....

Here it is, my Precision Finger Finding Nut smurfer.

Not an entery, just wanted to share.

I have one with a ratchet on the other end.  I've always thought the hammer poll on adjustables was a wise addition and admission of how the tool would really be used.
It really is. I have use a many of crescent wrenches/adjustable spanners as a hammer.

Nate

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #64 on: September 11, 2018, 03:23:19 AM »
This is my fav,,
JR

This version is on my want list.  It is very gizmotic.
Very true, cuts back on those bloody knuckles!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #65 on: September 11, 2018, 06:00:17 AM »
Worst case is when it comes down to this. :facepalm:
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #66 on: September 12, 2018, 09:10:21 AM »
Here is another one that came from grandads bench.



I've got one of them somewhere. They are great for really tight stuff as they hold better than a standard adjustable.  There's a you tube guy in the US who has started making them just like it.
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #67 on: September 12, 2018, 05:46:02 PM »
Here, here’s a few of my other fav wrenches..
I had a 2nd of that funky looking one but have no clue as to where it went,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #68 on: September 12, 2018, 08:38:15 PM »

Great pictures Guys!

 :cheers:

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2018, 01:57:55 AM »
A trio of vintage adjustables.


"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #70 on: September 16, 2018, 06:13:51 AM »
A couple of my adjustables with attached pliers.  :D

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2018, 06:16:54 AM »
:tu:   :like:
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2018, 02:41:01 PM »
Some great pics and examples here folks  :salute:
Here's another pic of my 4" Kamasa

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2018, 09:31:10 PM »

More cool pictures  :salute:

 :cheers:

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #74 on: September 17, 2018, 10:31:53 PM »

Nate

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #75 on: September 18, 2018, 05:55:58 AM »
A couple of 12 inch adjustables.  A Robert Wrench and a Gellman Polly wrench.

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #76 on: September 18, 2018, 06:29:57 AM »
That Robert one looks pretty cool!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #77 on: September 18, 2018, 06:30:29 AM »

Everything’s adjustable
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #78 on: September 18, 2018, 07:30:32 AM »
I used to have two of these, very unique, yet sometimes just not right for the job,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2018, 07:43:22 PM »
 :tu:

A bit like mole grips?

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #80 on: September 18, 2018, 08:04:49 PM »
:tu:

A bit like mole grips?
I guess, the only thing is there spring loaded, so they will only tighten so tight, unlike the others you adjust to what you want it to tighten to. So if you took a spring and put these on it and clamped it down on the spring it would only tighten down so far, unlike the adjustable ones you can adjust them really tight and squeeze it down to lock and fully compress the spring, get it?
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2018, 08:24:32 PM »
:tu:

A bit like mole grips?
I guess, the only thing is there spring loaded, so they will only tighten so tight, unlike the others you adjust to what you want it to tighten to. So if you took a spring and put these on it and clamped it down on the spring it would only tighten down so far, unlike the adjustable ones you can adjust them really tight and squeeze it down to lock and fully compress the spring, get it?
JR

OK, so they will be quicker to use?

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2018, 09:07:48 PM »
:tu:

A bit like mole grips?
I guess, the only thing is there spring loaded, so they will only tighten so tight, unlike the others you adjust to what you want it to tighten to. So if you took a spring and put these on it and clamped it down on the spring it would only tighten down so far, unlike the adjustable ones you can adjust them really tight and squeeze it down to lock and fully compress the spring, get it?
JR

OK, so they will be quicker to use?
Yeah cause it’s one hand only, just pull back on that lever, then lock down. Unlike adjusting then locking down, but only to a certain ftlbs, so if there’s a say 1” gap and you go to clamp down and the jaws open all the way, it’s only going to clamp so far, unlike the one you adjust, where you can squeeze down and close the gap and locks.. I don’t know how else to explain?
  Say a 1” piece of “foam” pull back on the lever to open the jaw and let go, the jaw closes holding onto the foam, then lock down squeezes lightly on the foam, unlike normal ones, you adjust to what you want, put it on the foam then squeeze down squashing the foam down to nothing..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2018, 09:31:16 PM »
So you could use them for picking up donuts in the workshop without getting oil on your food?
I need a pair  :ahhh

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #84 on: September 18, 2018, 10:15:00 PM »
So you could use them for picking up donuts in the workshop without getting oil on your food?
I need a pair  :ahhh
Well kinda, you could pick up the donuts without locking down :think: well, maybe even locking down, going to be a little crushed, as far as the oil, depends on how clean you keep your tools..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #85 on: September 22, 2018, 02:13:23 AM »
I don't think I would want to eat a donut that had been picked up by a plumber's tools.  Sorry buddy.
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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #86 on: September 22, 2018, 03:13:20 AM »
I don't think I would want to eat a donut that had been picked up by a plumber's tools.  Sorry buddy.
Oh heck no! That’s how biting nails stopped, cause after working in this field you don’t want to! Some days I wouldn’t even eat lunch, food had to wait till I got home and cleaned up! So forget eating food with tools!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #87 on: September 22, 2018, 09:45:19 AM »

 :rofl:

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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #88 on: September 22, 2018, 10:00:23 AM »
Here is another one that came from grandads bench.



I've got one of them somewhere. They are great for really tight stuff as they hold better than a standard adjustable.  There's a you tube guy in the US who has started making them just like it.

Here  :tu:


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Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
« Reply #89 on: September 22, 2018, 10:19:35 AM »
 Is there a niche in the market for a food grade doughnut tool? Kept in sterile conditions until such time as it's needed to retrieve your dropped confection. 

If I win the prize Tony I will work tirelessly to develop the 'Doughnut stop retrieving' tool. The theme tune will obviously be 'Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.

'Use the force Harry' - Gandalf

'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese

 

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