So… this Nepros 250 mm (10″) adjustable wrench is priced at $85. That’s a lot for an adjustable wrench (Channellock’s is $21 at Amazon), but you do get more for your money.
To start, this is one of the only non-I-beam adjustable wrenches I’ve seen. Milwaukee’s new adjustable wrenches deviate from the traditional I-beam handle design, but only slightly. This Nepros has a sleek high polish design. They put as much effort into the adjustable wrench handle as some of the better ratchet’s I’ve seen – if not more.
The wrench features a 15° offset angle, and can accommodate fasteners up to ~1.14″ wide.
This is the kind of wrench that’ll go on my wishlist – and they stay there. It would probably be the last adjustable wrench any of us would ever buy, except for maybe a smaller size, if we could ever justify it.
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If it was stronger or dramatically more ergonomic than everyday adjustable wrenches, I’d be sold on the design. But I don’t see much benefit aside from maybe being easier to clean and being easier on the hands. Maybe I’m just too focused on the price.
For the money, most users would be better off with a Knipex Pliers Wrench and a solid brand of adjustable wrench – I like Channellock (Irega) and sometimes Proto (here’s a review of my Proto Click-Stop adjustable wrench).
Nepros makes these adjustable wrenches in Japan.
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P.S. Please tell me if you’d like to see this reviewed. If there’s enough interest, ToolGuyd’s Supreme Treasury Unit, or STU for short, will look into it. Maybe we’ll do a giveaway.