Stanley FatMax has come out with a new 10-inch adjustable demo wrench, FMHT75081. It’s an adjustable wrench with a pry bar built into the end of the handle.
This unique wrench offers 4-in-1 functionality:
- A “dedicated and reinforced” strike face can be used for driving loose nails and fasteners
- It’s an adjustable wrench
- Pry bar
- Nail puller hole
Stanley says that the handle is flared, for both control and comfort. I’m guessing they’re just talking about the end?
So this is a hammer wrench? It’s got all the parts of an adjustable wrench, a strike face, and prying end.
Yes, it’s a real tool.
It seems a little ridiculous, but this is a tool I wouldn’t mind having. Sometimes I need an adjustable wrench I want to pound on, other times I want a short prying bar that I have to choke up on.
That sounds a little tongue in cheek, but I’m not yet sure if I’m being serious or cheeky.
How’s this going to work in tight spaces? Then again, it’s a 10-inch adjustable wrench. How many people use 10-inch adjustable wrenches in tight spaces?
Will professionals really pick this up for use in demo work? They’ll still need a larger dedicated nail puller, trim puller, or other prying bar, and probably a smaller adjustable wrench as well.
But on the other hand, it’s a heavy duty-looking adjustable wrench, and with 2 added features that might come in handy. Sorry, 3 added features – that nail puller contributes to the 4-in-1 description.
Price: $14 to $18
I’d say there’s a 50:50 chance I’d buy this if I saw in store shelves, for a garage, auto, portable, or loaner tool kit. Maybe not at $18, but $14 is more convincing. I bought plenty of Crescent adjustable wrenches for around the same, and they had loose and noisy mechanisms. This one looks to provide greater thumbwheel engagement than most adjustable wrenches, which would mean greater strength.
It is in my bones to laugh at this tool for how silly it looks, but I can’t shake the feeling that it might be a handy combination.
But for demo work? I’ll let you decide. I don’t do much demoing.