Allen’s RightWrench is a great example of a multi-sized wrench done right. It has a basic dog-bone shape (not to be confused with dog bone wrenches) with the handle largely covered with a comfortable bi-material grip. As mentioned in our preview last Fall, the RightWrench features 8 sizes from 5/16″ to 3/4″.
The RightWrench’s surfaces are smooth and appear to have a satin (bead-blast?) finish, although you can see cut or grind-marks on some of the sides. This was actually more than I expected for a tool that’s priced at $10.
After using the RightWrench for a few projects here and there, I am happy to report that it performs better than I expected. The RightWrench has a simple, but well executed design that makes it feels natural to use after a few tries. These days it’s surprising and somewhat refreshing to see such a simple tool in the midst of 48 and 56-in-1 dog bone wrenches.
- Extremely light and weighs in at 8.0 oz
- Easy to use
- No moving parts to jam or break
- Comfortable grip
- SAE-only, no metric version available
- Inner-sizes require greater clearance around fasteners
At $10 a pop and with a slim profile and no moving parts, the RightWrench is a worthwhile addition to anyone’s on-the-go tool kit, kitchen tool drawer, or tool box. I would especially consider this to be a great homeowner or beginner DIY tool given its simplicity and ease of use.
I happily give the RightWrench 2 thumbs up. It’s a solid tool and its wrench size tolerances are about spot-on. I only wish that a metric version was available so that I could toss the 2 into my lab or compact “tools to help friends out with on the spot” tool kit.
Allen RightWrench via Sears
Unfortunately, it looks like the RightWrench is not destined to be a Father’s Day bestseller this year. It is currently on clearance at Sears.com for $4.97 each, with only a limited quantity still available for shipping.
Thank you to our friends at Danaher/Apex who provided the sample without conditions.