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Title: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 05, 2018, 10:40:30 PM
BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way  :ahhh

I've been looking through old boxes of stuff....

A little while ago I decided to do a give-a-way with my Mate Jeff (BadWolf)  :hatsoff:
OK it might have been more that a little while ago ::)  :-[

Up for Grabs is a Solingen knife with changeable tools (if you know the proper name please tell me)
I think it's from the 70's?

All you need to do to enter is have 100 posts
And post a picture of your favourite cresent wrench/adjustable spanner  :D

(https://i.imgur.com/ymisFhT.jpg)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Don Pablo on September 06, 2018, 08:50:13 AM
 :like: :popcorn:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 06, 2018, 09:04:01 AM

I'm glad someone likes this  :tu:

Get your camera and your adjustables out Don  :pok:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: magentus on September 06, 2018, 09:47:09 AM
NIce one Tony and Jeff!

My fave is the 4" Kamasa you sent me in a trade Tony - pictured here in the mini tool kit I have handy.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 06, 2018, 09:51:30 AM

That is tiny!
Nice picture Mate  :tu:

I will draw for the winner in a couple of weeks time,
I'm not sure how popular this will be  :think:

So far it looks like you will win Mags  :D

Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: hiraethus on September 06, 2018, 09:58:15 AM
Don't make me choose between them!  It's like picking your favourite child. :'(
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: magentus on September 06, 2018, 10:04:25 AM
Don't pick one then H, just move along. Nothing to see here.  :pok:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Kev D on September 06, 2018, 02:50:59 PM
I just went to get my favourite little adjustable, a 4" that opens up the same as a 6", out of my drawer to take a pic and it's gone  :(

smurfity smurf smurf smurf  >:(
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: magentus on September 06, 2018, 02:55:18 PM
I just went to get my favourite little adjustable, a 4" that opens up the same as a 6", out of my drawer to take a pic and it's gone  :(

smurfity smurf smurf smurf  >:(
Mwahahahahahahahahahahhhhaaaaaaaaaaaa. Move along Kev - you've had your chance.

Now seems a good time to call a winner Tony  :pok:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 06, 2018, 03:34:51 PM

I am trying to decide if I should post a picture or not  :shrug:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Don Pablo on September 06, 2018, 03:36:43 PM

I am trying to decide if I should post a picture or not  :shrug:
What’s the worst that could happen?  :pok:
Winning this GAW or something?  :D
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: hiraethus on September 06, 2018, 04:21:00 PM
I am trying to decide if I should post a picture or not  :shrug:
Would that be the thumb-detecting nut-smurfer you had at the meet?  Please do. :like:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 06, 2018, 08:37:52 PM
I just went to get my favourite little adjustable, a 4" that opens up the same as a 6", out of my drawer to take a pic and it's gone  :(

smurfity smurf smurf smurf  >:(


Dang Kev  :(

Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 06, 2018, 08:40:53 PM
I am trying to decide if I should post a picture or not  :shrug:
Would that be the thumb-detecting nut-smurfer you had at the meet?  Please do. :like:

That wasn't me  :think: Tom maybe  :think: :think:

How about my 12incher to be going on with?
(and Thanks again for the Barlow Kev!)
(https://i.imgur.com/DuwotGM.jpg)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Alan K. on September 06, 2018, 10:25:31 PM
Sorry to be persnickety, but this is a Crescent Wrench.  Anything else is just an adjustable spanner. :twak:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: hiraethus on September 06, 2018, 11:28:17 PM
That wasn't me  :think: Tom maybe  :think: :think:
Ah, yes it was. With the podger on the other end.  :tu:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2018, 12:04:49 AM
Nice one Alan  :salute:
Great picture as well  :tu:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Antti Lammi on September 07, 2018, 08:29:42 AM
My all time favourite is this 4" bacho, its easy to carry and can open even tightest bolts without breaking tool.

Only Tools Matters

Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2018, 09:10:45 AM
Nice one Antti, Love those Bachos  :tu:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Kev D on September 07, 2018, 10:44:59 AM
Found mine  :D

My boss had "borrowed" it, yet he negelected to ask permission or tell me he had just taken it  :twak:

The reason it opens up to the same as a 6" is because it is a 6"  :facepalm:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/42719226800_402a85003c_k.jpg)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Don Pablo on September 07, 2018, 12:44:06 PM
Found mine  :D

My boss had "borrowed" it, yet he negelected to ask permission or tell me he had just taken it  :twak:

The reason it opens up to the same as a 6" is because it is a 6"  :facepalm:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/42719226800_402a85003c_k.jpg)
You don’t say....  :D ::)


Question, go easy on me please....
I know nothing about adjustable wrenches, is there really such a thing as a 4” that can expand to a 6”? ???
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: magentus on September 07, 2018, 12:48:47 PM
Found mine  :D

My boss had "borrowed" it, yet he negelected to ask permission or tell me he had just taken it  :twak:

The reason it opens up to the same as a 6" is because it is a 6"  :facepalm:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/42719226800_402a85003c_k.jpg)
You don’t say....  :D ::)


Question, go easy on me please....
I know nothing about adjustable wrenches, is there really such a thing as a 4” that can expand to a 6”? ???
No, Kev was just making it up to further his chances of winning that sweet sweet prize................
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: magentus on September 07, 2018, 12:49:18 PM
Oh, and why don't you have an adjustable wrench? How do you get by without one?
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: hiraethus on September 07, 2018, 01:03:26 PM
I know nothing about adjustable wrenches, is there really such a thing as a 4” that can expand to a 6”? ???

Not seen a 4" one, but you can get 6" or larger wrenches with wide opening jaws.  Bahco 9029, for example.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Don Pablo on September 07, 2018, 01:50:42 PM
 :facepalm:
Ohhhhh.
The measurements (4”, 6”, etc ) refer to the tool length, not jaw width.  :facepalm:
I can’t believe that I was that confused!  :facepalm:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 07, 2018, 01:57:29 PM
Found mine  :D

My boss had "borrowed" it, yet he negelected to ask permission or tell me he had just taken it  :twak:

The reason it opens up to the same as a 6" is because it is a 6"  :facepalm:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/42719226800_402a85003c_k.jpg)

Nice wrench.  I like the styling on Bahco wrenches.  The Shark wrenches made by Bahco are really neat.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: ThePeacent on September 07, 2018, 03:43:56 PM
So generous of you Sparky,  :hatsoff:

this is not an entry but I'll post my favorite anyways.  :D It's this one, a portable one that Ni gifted to me on january and that I didn't know existen in such small -but capable- sizes.

(https://i.imgur.com/wwt7BfJ.jpg)

It is a joy to carry and surprisingly effective  :cheers:

(https://i.imgur.com/y8RkCvj.jpg)

thank you again Nix!!  :salute:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: ReamerPunch on September 07, 2018, 06:01:14 PM
This one is quite nice.  :D
(https://i.imgur.com/YOTFSwv.jpg)

I'll post mine tomorrow.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 07, 2018, 06:10:00 PM
And while we wait until tomorrow  :D

The reason I shouldn't be allowed out on my own  :ahhh ….
(https://i.imgur.com/PYAcwzK.jpg)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: styx on September 07, 2018, 07:05:49 PM
this will be fun. now are you gentlemen accepting lefthanded wrenches as well?
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 07, 2018, 11:36:28 PM
And while we wait until tomorrow  :D
The reason I shouldn't be allowed out on my own  :ahhh ….

Aren't they pretty!  I've got a similar picture to post once I take it. Plus another with vintage adjustables, a third with 6 inch and under adjustables (which just grew considerable thank you very much) , and multitool adjustables.  Not entering just joining the fun. I shouldn't be allowed out either.   :facepalm: :ahhh
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 08, 2018, 03:38:00 AM
this will be fun. now are you gentlemen accepting lefthanded wrenches as well?

Left or right Stix, we don't judge  :whistle:

And while we wait until tomorrow  :D
The reason I shouldn't be allowed out on my own  :ahhh ….

Aren't they pretty!  I've got a similar picture to post once I take it. Plus another with vintage adjustables, a third with 6 inch and under adjustables (which just grew considerable thank you very much) , and multitool adjustables.  Not entering just joining the fun. I shouldn't be allowed out either.   :facepalm: :ahhh

Many of us here are the same  :rofl:

All pictures are good  :pok:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: ReamerPunch on September 08, 2018, 11:05:23 AM
This is mine. 4" of solid steel. Tiny but powerful.
(https://i.imgur.com/3bsekaZ.jpg)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: zoidberg on September 08, 2018, 01:29:53 PM
Not my official entry yet.
Just thought I would post these as they are on my desk atm.
The little 100mm one usually rides with my Surge.
The Gerber one opens equal to the six inch.
The six inch was a cheap one that grandad gave me twenty plus years ago.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1867/43639403775_8b507a481e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29ugmnn)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/43830722564_1a580f28f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29MaUMb)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: SteveC on September 08, 2018, 01:56:57 PM
Nice GAW Tony !     :salute:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Mechanickal on September 08, 2018, 02:23:09 PM
Oooh nice GAW!

My favourite adjustable wrench is my favourite because...
Well...

It's my only one.
:shrug:

Found it in a circuit box in an about to be demolished building.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180908/b36aba009138a687b60fcdeb0d01c0be.jpg)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 08, 2018, 09:59:56 PM

My favourite adjustable wrench is my favourite because...
Well...

It's my only one.
:shrug:

How...is... that...even...possible?  :D
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Mechanickal on September 08, 2018, 10:11:03 PM

My favourite adjustable wrench is my favourite because...
Well...

It's my only one.
:shrug:

How...is... that...even...possible?  :D
My dad...

"That junk only grabs 2 sides of the nut. And it can even shift it's width while doing so. Don't spend time and money on that junk and buy a decent wrench set!"

Which I still haven't got :facepalm:

He's also the man who said "powered drills to drive screws?! When you can do your job all day with just a screwdriver, that is the moment you're allowed to grab a drill"

As a result I still prefer a screwdriver over a powered tool when installing alarm components. My co-workers watch in awe and shake their heads but find out at the end of the day that I installed faster then they did.
I need to carry my screwdrivers and pliers in my pockets, a small ladder and a battery powered hammer drill. I can carry all that at once. While they also have to carry a powered driver, meaning they have to walk a second time every time, and switch/charge batteries for that extra device too.

Only now I understand the old man :dd:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 08, 2018, 10:42:19 PM

My favourite adjustable wrench is my favourite because...
Well...

It's my only one.
:shrug:

How...is... that...even...possible?  :D
My dad...

"That junk only grabs 2 sides of the nut. And it can even shift it's width while doing so. Don't spend time and money on that junk and buy a decent wrench set!"

Which I still haven't got :facepalm:

He's also the man who said "powered drills to drive screws?! When you can do your job all day with just a screwdriver, that is the moment you're allowed to grab a drill"

As a result I still prefer a screwdriver over a powered tool when installing alarm components. My co-workers watch in awe and shake their heads but find out at the end of the day that I installed faster then they did.
I need to carry my screwdrivers and pliers in my pockets, a small ladder and a battery powered hammer drill. I can carry all that at once. While they also have to carry a powered driver, meaning they have to walk a second time every time, and switch/charge batteries for that extra device too.

Only now I understand the old man :dd:

 :salute:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 08, 2018, 10:43:17 PM
My tool drawer shot.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 08, 2018, 11:01:41 PM

 :dd:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: zoidberg on September 09, 2018, 11:30:47 AM
Alrighty, this is my entry. However, if I win please send the prize to someone else. Thank you badwolf and Sparky.   :cheers:

This one sat neglected for many years.
An old lady wanted her garden shed cleaned out.
Everything was to go to charity except tools which her sons had first pick from.
They left this bahco and a couple cold chisels.
I remember being pretty happy that day.

Twenty plus years later it still makes me happy. Have saved the day with it many many times. It's definitely a toolbox favourite.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1870/42756329230_89d2aafaf4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/289en5b)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: zoidberg on September 09, 2018, 11:41:44 AM
Here is another one that came from grandads bench.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/42756324510_bd8f940993_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/289ekEN)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Fuzzbucket on September 09, 2018, 11:44:58 AM
Excellent specimens Zoidbergy!  :salute:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: zoidberg on September 09, 2018, 11:52:23 AM
Excellent specimens Zoidbergy!  :salute:

:cheers:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: zoidberg on September 09, 2018, 11:52:50 AM
I bought this one a while back from a junk shop.
Handle had been broken... still cool and useful though.
Not exactly an adjustable spanner but I thought I would share.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1859/30695280258_6ff4341a66_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NLrkpY)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 09, 2018, 09:37:19 PM
Excellent specimens Zoidbergy!  :salute:

+1

 :tu:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 09, 2018, 09:38:55 PM
I bought this one a while back from a junk shop.
Handle had been broken... still cool and useful though.
Not exactly an adjustable spanner but I thought I would share.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1859/30695280258_6ff4341a66_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NLrkpY)

Neat!
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 09, 2018, 09:55:30 PM
When all else fails, this normally does the trick...  :whistle:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 09, 2018, 10:30:43 PM
I bought this one a while back from a junk shop.
Handle had been broken... still cool and useful though.
Not exactly an adjustable spanner but I thought I would share.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1859/30695280258_6ff4341a66_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NLrkpY)


That's cool Z,  :salute: I've never seen one of those before


When all else fails, this normally does the trick...  :whistle:


 :pok: :pok:

 :D
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: AimlessWanderer on September 10, 2018, 01:05:22 AM
When all else fails, this normally does the trick...  :whistle:


 :pok: :pok:

 :D

I tend not to use adjustables if I can help it. My "shift anything" spanners are the Richmond Metrinch 4WD. Each one covers a decent mix of sizes (in both metric and antique systems) due to how they work, and they actually do a damn good job of shifting nuts and bolts that someone else has already shagged up with an adjustable before you got there  :D They do still have the potential to bruise the flats due to point contact, but at least they'll shift it, and not just round it off.

Pics attached
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Smashie on September 10, 2018, 06:08:18 AM
When all else fails, this normally does the trick...  :whistle:

Meh, I tend to follow Sparky and break out the death wheel  :D
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 10, 2018, 08:19:59 AM
When all else fails, this normally does the trick...  :whistle:

Meh, I tend to follow Sparky and break out the death wheel  :D

Obviously it depends on who's car I'm working on   :rofl:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Nix on September 10, 2018, 05:24:22 PM
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:

(https://i.imgur.com/f3VzQQg.jpg)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: ducttapetech on September 10, 2018, 08:20:13 PM
Cool give away and nice tools!

I will have to post a pic of my favorite Farmers Nut Lathe with built in finger finding technology.   
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 10, 2018, 08:24:59 PM

 :D   :popcorn:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: ducttapetech on September 10, 2018, 08:25:18 PM
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.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 10, 2018, 08:33:33 PM

Nice one DTT,  :tu:
And some great pictures so far Guys  :salute:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: ducttapetech on September 10, 2018, 08:43:23 PM
Thanks Sparky!
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian on September 10, 2018, 09:11:34 PM
This is my fav,,
JR
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda 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:

(https://i.imgur.com/f3VzQQg.jpg)

I have always liked the Diamond Horseshoe logo. Great wrench!
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda 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.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 11, 2018, 01:57:46 AM
This is my fav,,
JR

This version is on my want list.  It is very gizmotic.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: ducttapetech 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.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian 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
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Alan K. on September 11, 2018, 06:00:17 AM
Worst case is when it comes down to this. :facepalm:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Kev D on September 12, 2018, 09:10:21 AM
Here is another one that came from grandads bench.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/42756324510_bd8f940993_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/289ekEN)

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.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian 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
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 12, 2018, 08:38:15 PM

Great pictures Guys!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 14, 2018, 01:57:55 AM
A trio of vintage adjustables.

Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 16, 2018, 06:13:51 AM
A couple of my adjustables with attached pliers.  :D
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: zoidberg on September 16, 2018, 06:16:54 AM
:tu:   :like:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: magentus on September 17, 2018, 02:41:01 PM
Some great pics and examples here folks  :salute:
Here's another pic of my 4" Kamasa
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 17, 2018, 09:31:10 PM

More cool pictures  :salute:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: ducttapetech on September 17, 2018, 10:31:53 PM

More cool pictures  :salute:

 :cheers:
:iagree:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on September 18, 2018, 05:55:58 AM
A couple of 12 inch adjustables.  A Robert Wrench and a Gellman Polly wrench.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian on September 18, 2018, 06:29:57 AM
That Robert one looks pretty cool!
JR
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2018, 06:30:29 AM

More cool pictures  :salute:

 :cheers:
:iagree:

 :iagree:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian 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
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 18, 2018, 07:43:22 PM
 :tu:

A bit like mole grips?
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian 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
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 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?
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian 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
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 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
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian 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
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Alan K. 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.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian 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
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 22, 2018, 09:45:19 AM

 :rofl:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on September 22, 2018, 10:00:23 AM
Here is another one that came from grandads bench.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/42756324510_bd8f940993_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/289ekEN)

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=068bjdXqlx8
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: magentus 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.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: zoidberg on September 22, 2018, 10:33:18 AM
Thanks Kev and Sparky, that video is super cool.   :cheers:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: zoidberg on October 02, 2018, 10:35:35 AM
Did I win?   :pok:   :)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on October 02, 2018, 10:38:08 AM
Thanks for the  :pok:  Z

I will do something next weekend to see who wins

So there's just a few more days to enter

 :cheers:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: TazzieRob on October 03, 2018, 03:10:30 AM
Not the best, just a cheapie 4" I have in my pocket at work. Comes in handy though for getting into things or tightening loose things and works better than the Surge pliers  :salute:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dxPY3FJkVzh5IE8pZ7X0JrdvuHlTLE7IEpRA7L4-6-xfSSEJosThC2aDThp0zAsDqn9XiyBjtJAeMiYOL4l_n7YY9Pg9tIHngna4Cfmd5Bn-_734i386p2TYQAJW8ANEee9fw044v2uLJBXqcUn4Qd5GP_OdOex67qK0L7FssPMRyEBzL16cLAccu7FGra3VA2TcjcRYes1kt0L9vfvQkl9rYw35r2QAk7z6Xgo-tOeKPqF9b1J2q_U-XMblpBKWRfl1UJH42ssNda9XeDk_BYKdVQBujbBl2lIdaPpFsX_eED24yIU8RPKICl97-71KEicyV7bTNMnDkCGQgshnoTBdJ8MoRmWd9asWpZc0pXcejMKFbd5WE5tRRpPNwc7hNWegia-XfTolbJE2P0GlLlc4_Rt5O725DAmaWxthoK0Al-jzbrf3Li6gQ4NYYg4LwhrY3nGnfYmoc9mEVgIIGTittzs_QhdYCXUxQUTJFuCiRcSCx3LYo_U8wYJoyw79hEw_GNSilLz-tgn6iJexmqg51JiZ3KIpmGE7W-sJoUQe1pnkZeFFsWVq6sW1nb3coroPT4Vmv8N6s1-U6Rx7NEc5aUXDN9QnthDjfHknx_ioS28Vj2rzWGlyIplNoToH=w2560-h1277-no)
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on October 06, 2018, 05:55:04 AM
A group shot of some 7 inch and under adjustable wrenches sent to me from the U.K. by my buddy Tony.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on October 06, 2018, 08:33:33 AM

Someone sent you rust Yadda?  :ahhh
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on October 06, 2018, 08:34:51 AM
Not the best, just a cheapie 4" I have in my pocket at work. Comes in handy though for getting into things or tightening loose things and works better than the Surge pliers  :salute:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dxPY3FJkVzh5IE8pZ7X0JrdvuHlTLE7IEpRA7L4-6-xfSSEJosThC2aDThp0zAsDqn9XiyBjtJAeMiYOL4l_n7YY9Pg9tIHngna4Cfmd5Bn-_734i386p2TYQAJW8ANEee9fw044v2uLJBXqcUn4Qd5GP_OdOex67qK0L7FssPMRyEBzL16cLAccu7FGra3VA2TcjcRYes1kt0L9vfvQkl9rYw35r2QAk7z6Xgo-tOeKPqF9b1J2q_U-XMblpBKWRfl1UJH42ssNda9XeDk_BYKdVQBujbBl2lIdaPpFsX_eED24yIU8RPKICl97-71KEicyV7bTNMnDkCGQgshnoTBdJ8MoRmWd9asWpZc0pXcejMKFbd5WE5tRRpPNwc7hNWegia-XfTolbJE2P0GlLlc4_Rt5O725DAmaWxthoK0Al-jzbrf3Li6gQ4NYYg4LwhrY3nGnfYmoc9mEVgIIGTittzs_QhdYCXUxQUTJFuCiRcSCx3LYo_U8wYJoyw79hEw_GNSilLz-tgn6iJexmqg51JiZ3KIpmGE7W-sJoUQe1pnkZeFFsWVq6sW1nb3coroPT4Vmv8N6s1-U6Rx7NEc5aUXDN9QnthDjfHknx_ioS28Vj2rzWGlyIplNoToH=w2560-h1277-no)


I can't see the picture Rob  :think:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: TazzieRob on October 06, 2018, 08:45:51 AM
Not the best, just a cheapie 4" I have in my pocket at work. Comes in handy though for getting into things or tightening loose things and works better than the Surge pliers  :salute:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dxPY3FJkVzh5IE8pZ7X0JrdvuHlTLE7IEpRA7L4-6-xfSSEJosThC2aDThp0zAsDqn9XiyBjtJAeMiYOL4l_n7YY9Pg9tIHngna4Cfmd5Bn-_734i386p2TYQAJW8ANEee9fw044v2uLJBXqcUn4Qd5GP_OdOex67qK0L7FssPMRyEBzL16cLAccu7FGra3VA2TcjcRYes1kt0L9vfvQkl9rYw35r2QAk7z6Xgo-tOeKPqF9b1J2q_U-XMblpBKWRfl1UJH42ssNda9XeDk_BYKdVQBujbBl2lIdaPpFsX_eED24yIU8RPKICl97-71KEicyV7bTNMnDkCGQgshnoTBdJ8MoRmWd9asWpZc0pXcejMKFbd5WE5tRRpPNwc7hNWegia-XfTolbJE2P0GlLlc4_Rt5O725DAmaWxthoK0Al-jzbrf3Li6gQ4NYYg4LwhrY3nGnfYmoc9mEVgIIGTittzs_QhdYCXUxQUTJFuCiRcSCx3LYo_U8wYJoyw79hEw_GNSilLz-tgn6iJexmqg51JiZ3KIpmGE7W-sJoUQe1pnkZeFFsWVq6sW1nb3coroPT4Vmv8N6s1-U6Rx7NEc5aUXDN9QnthDjfHknx_ioS28Vj2rzWGlyIplNoToH=w2560-h1277-no)


I can't see the picture Rob  :think:
Was sure I grabbed the link from my shared album

Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on October 06, 2018, 08:51:04 AM

That's better  :salute:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on October 06, 2018, 04:40:07 PM

Someone sent you rust Yadda?  :ahhh

You, bet!  And the best kind of rust too!  Old rust!
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: pfrsantos on October 24, 2018, 05:37:31 PM
Is this still open? I only saw it today (guess I'm not much of a collector...).

 :o :cheers:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on October 24, 2018, 06:18:01 PM
Hey Mister P  :salute:

I was waiting for you to pop in here before I did the draw
So you (and anyone else)  have until the weekend to get a picture posted  :pok:

(OK so I forgot this was still running   :-[ )
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: pfrsantos on October 24, 2018, 06:22:22 PM
Hey Mister P  :salute:

I was waiting for you to pop in here before I did the draw
So you (and anyone else)  have until the weekend to get a picture posted  :pok:

(OK so I forgot this was still running   :-[ )

No need to thank me!

 :D :D :D :D

I don't have any impressive rarity, but I have a couple of these I use from time to time. Pics tomorrow!

 :cheers: :salute:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on October 24, 2018, 06:23:51 PM

 ;)   :popcorn: :popcorn:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: pfrsantos on October 25, 2018, 12:09:24 PM
As promised, here are my two most used wrenches. The little one serves for more precise tasks, like replacing the car battery. The large one I use mainly for plumbing (just replacing fawcets).

 8) 8)

Show content
Yes, there's more than one Mad Plumbarian around here...

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on October 25, 2018, 08:08:01 PM
Cool  :salute:

Like a plumber?  :think:  so the big one gets used for hammering  :D
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian on October 25, 2018, 10:33:28 PM
Lol,
If you want a “wrench” for hammering then you have to go with something like this.. of course there’s also plumbing wrenches..
JR
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on October 26, 2018, 05:07:58 AM
This one makes me happy and very sad.  This is a 6 inch Walworth Stillson pattern pipe wrench.  Unfortunately it is missing the adjustment nut. Approximately 75 years old.
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian on October 27, 2018, 06:58:01 PM

Yes, there's more than one Mad Plumbarian around here...

 :D :D :D :D

Needed a wrench this morning for plumbing duty’s, and I don’t mean sitting on the toilet!
JR
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on October 27, 2018, 07:01:37 PM
Great pictures   :tu:

Nice one Yadda and sad at the same time  :salute:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on October 31, 2018, 09:29:40 PM

01-Magentus
02-Alan K
03-Antti Lammi
04-Kevin D
05-Reamer Punch
06-Zoidberg
07-Mechanickal
08-Aimless Wanderer
09-Nix
10-Ducttapetech
11-MadPlumbarian
12-TazzieRob
13-Pfrsantos
Added these two in to make up the numbers
14-Yadda
15-The Peacent

I think that's all of them
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: zoidberg on October 31, 2018, 10:18:00 PM
:popcorn:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian on November 01, 2018, 12:19:07 AM
:popcorn:
+1
JR
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Alan K. on November 02, 2018, 03:08:40 AM
Hey Prsantos, I noticed that big wrench of yours by Dexter is orange and black.  Does that mean it is a Bear Grylls wrench? :rofl:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: pfrsantos on November 04, 2018, 04:40:32 PM
Hey Prsantos, I noticed that big wrench of yours by Dexter is orange and black.  Does that mean it is a Bear Grylls wrench? :rofl:

I don't think so, awlthough it's used in places where you find his favourite drink...

 :whistle:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Sparky415 on November 04, 2018, 05:17:33 PM
I keep forgetting about this thing  ::)

I did the thing with the other thing and got Number 9
So looks like Nix has won this one  :salute:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Nix on November 04, 2018, 05:41:00 PM
Oh wow!    :woohoo:

Thanks, Sparky & Not-so-BadWolf!!!  :hatsoff:

Fun contest and I loved seeing all the entries and cool wrench photos!   :tu: :tu:


Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Yadda on November 04, 2018, 05:44:36 PM
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:



Congrats Nix!  You won with 4 inches!  :D :cheers:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: MadPlumbarian on November 04, 2018, 06:11:21 PM
Congrats!
JR
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: TazzieRob on November 05, 2018, 03:52:02 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:



Congrats Nix!  You won with 4 inches!  :D :cheers:

100mm sounds bigger....

Well done Nix!
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: AimlessWanderer on November 05, 2018, 05:24:32 AM
I did the thing with the other thing and got Number 9

 :rofl: :rofl: I love it when you get technical, Tony  :D

Congrats Nix :2tu:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: badwolf on November 05, 2018, 02:04:18 PM
Congrats Nix and thanks Tony  :tu:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: ducttapetech on November 05, 2018, 02:11:17 PM
Congrats Nix!
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Nix on November 05, 2018, 05:08:16 PM
Thanks, guys!   :cheers:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: pfrsantos on November 05, 2018, 05:32:52 PM
Congrats Nix and thanks Tony  :tu:

+1

 :cheers: :tu:
Title: Re: BadWolf & Sparkys Give-a-way
Post by: Alan K. on November 05, 2018, 06:28:54 PM
Yay Nix! Sometimes 4 inches is all you need. :hatsoff:  Thanks for doing this one BW and Sparky.