The first time I received an email about the Allwrencher Smart Wrench, I thought it looked a bit too gimmicky. I was also very annoyed – the email followed a series of self-promoting comments that I had to remove on 8 different wrench, adjustable wrench, and ratcheting wrench posts. That was 4 years ago.
The second time they reached out was this past June, and the approach was a lot better. It grabbed my attention, and I made a mental note to reconsider their review opportunity, or at least consider doing a quick preview post.
Today, they reached out for a third time. Taking a fresh look at the wrench, I was intrigued. Here’s the background, before we get further:
We are a start-up hand tool manufacturer, and we are determined to make a difference the hand tool field that few would try. We developed a general-purpose adjustable ratcheting wrench. It is called the Smart Wrench, many customers has requested review for the product – specifically for the effectiveness in real world situations such as replacing parts, and assembling. We’re eager to hear from you.
I appreciate the honest reviews and contribution to the community, and I enjoy every bit of it. It is the detailed, honest, well researched reviews that attracted my attention. I have already subscribed, and I want to send you an awesome wrench to review.
The product was invented by my father who yearns for contribution, he wanted to give back to the people like you who are enthusiastic about tools, it took him many years of trial before he invented a very durable ratcheting adjustable wrench. It is called the Smart wrench (I made a little website to showcase the tool, just go to https://allwrencher.com/products/smartwrench). I think it’ll be great if you could use it and share it with your audience too.
From the looks of it, this is a self-adjusting ratcheting wrench, sold as a set of 4 (storage case included).
Each wrench can fit 3 metric and 3 SAE sizes, for a total of 6 fastener sizes per tool.
How is it different compared to other types of ratcheting wrenches? Here’s what they say:
1) – Each wrench can be used on 6 sizes, both SEA And metric; no attachment required. It’ll give you the peace of mind without having to risk losing any parts.
2) The pressure exerted on the wrench is delegated to several internal point of pressure, such that the torque power is more consistent across, as opposed to a socket wrench which mostly has largely inconsistent maximum capacity, this is crucial if you’re looking for a truly reliable life-time wrench.
3) Having an open-end structure means it is suitable to use on pipes too.
4) Smart wrench comes with lifetime warranty.
I have seen many ratcheting adjustable wrenches over the years, and also multi-size sockets and wrenches, but none quite like this one.
It looks like there are some benefits to the Allwrencher Smart Wrench design, as well as some downsides.
For one, the lack of a reversal switch or manual adjustment mechanism saves space. But on the other hand, it’s still larger than standard combination wrenches.
To me, the Smart Wrench looks like a sort of self-adjusting nearly-fixed-size Knipex Pliers Wrench. I occasionally use my Pliers Wrench in the same type of way that the Smart Wrench is used, but with the Smart Wrench I wouldn’t have to squeeze the handles closed at the same time.
Trying to be objective, I know I wouldn’t replace my wrenches with a set of 4 Smart Wrenches. But, I can envision myself using it in place of a Pliers Wrench or adjustable wrench at times.
I am not completely sold on the idea, but I’m not against it either.
Price: $102 for the box set before coupon, $86.70 after
There’s a coupon code on the Amazon page, TN5WNQ5J, which takes 15% off the price.
In my opinion, in order to achieve wider appeal, Allwrencher would have to lower manufacturing costs and retail pricing by quite a bit. But at the same time, the brand seems to be firmly committed to higher quality, according to statements I read when doing a little more background research.
If they can partner with a larger OEM and either a large brand or private label (such as Husky or Kobalt), the Smart Wrench might fly off store shelves and promo displays during holiday shopping seasons.
While still perhaps appearing to be a little gimmicky in nature, the Smart Wrench seems to have a much stronger design, in terms of functionality and usefulness, than many of the other types of ratcheting adjustable wrenches and 50-in-1 wrenches that I’ve seen in the past, many of which sold very successfully.
I would encourage the company to keep at it. At present, the Smart Wrench is a tool I could see myself using, and if they can lower the price, it’s a tool that I might consider buying.
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