Black & Decker’s ratcheting ReadyWrench takes their highly successful ReadyWrench dog bone all-in one style wrench to the next level. Like the original, the ratcheting ReadyWrench can also fit 16 fastener sizes in 8 sockets, but appears to be more compact and has a handy (15°?) offset at both ends.
Back in July, we reviewed Craftsman’s new ratcheting elbow wrenches. After a reader commented that a wrench appeared bent in one of the photos, I went ahead and examined each wrench in the set. I then asked around and examined a few more wrenches, and ultimately discovered that there was no glaring issues with the wrenches. […]
A few weeks ago we introduced Channellock’s new 4-in-1 ratcheting wrenches. These wrenches feature four sizes in a single wrench, which each end sharing the ratcheting mechanism. This makes the wrenches light and compact, and we couldn’t wait to put them through some rough and intense testing.
We have been having a bit of discussion lately as to what constitutes a “normal” adjustable wrench. In my mind, a normal wrench may not necessarily be a good one. You know the kind, those 3-for-$15 sets you find at the bargain bin at the local home improvement store during peak winter holiday and Father’s Day […]
Channellock just came out with a new style of ratcheting wrenches. Each wrench features four ratcheting box end sizes, making the tools great for compact and on-the-go tool kits. There are two sets, SAE and metric, and each set includes two wrenches that cover a 8 wrench sizes.
After we posted about Channellock’s Mutli-Fit wrench set and Alex’s heads-up about Craftsman’s Dog Bone wrench set sale, Jeff spotted the Thorsen-branded Dog Bone multi-socket set at Costco. At $15-20 each, Dog Bone wrenches are a tough sell for a number of reasons. But $17 for the set of SAE and metric wrenches? That’s much more tempting. […]
Soon after we posted about Channellock’s Dog Bone style wrenches, I thought back to a few months ago when I spotted Channellock-branded ratcheting wrenches. These wrenches were also found at a discount wholesale club, and although I don’t recall the exact price, it was possibly in the $25-30 range for the 7-piece set.
Spotted these Channellock-branded “Multi-Fit 8-in-1” dog bone socket wrenches over at the local BJs Wholesale Club. If I recall correctly, the set was around $20 or less. You won’t find these tools in Channellock’s main catalog, and they’re not made in the USA, but they seem to be of reasonable quality.
With their pivoting box ends, Craftsman’s ratcheting elbow wrenches are anything but ordinary. Possibly inspired by similarly styled indexable ratchets, these elbow wrenches are designed for use in tight spaces and situations where a fastener may be obstructed. Curious about whether these new wrenches were innovative, gimmicky, or both, we set out to review them. In the end, […]
Craftsman recently released two new universal ratcheting wrench sets in SAE and metric sizes. Each $50 set includes 7 combination wrenches with ordinary open ends and ratcheting universal box ends. For those that don’t want to poney up the extra cash for the ratcheting box end, Craftsman’s non-ratcheting universal wrenches are half price at $ 25 ($20 […]
Frequent ToolGuyd commenter Teicher sent us a tip that Lowes has taken 50% off Kobalt’s 10pc combination wrench sets at Lowes. That’s a very, very good deal! It looks like Kobalt’s 20pc 1/4″ socket set is also on sale at 50%-off. These sets are all made in the USA, and will be valid thru May 31st […]
In Iron Man 2, there is a scene where Tony Stark wields a rather large pipe wrench to turn a valve. If you’ve watched the movie, did you catch the tool’s brand? It was a Ridgid branded aluminum pipe wrench.
Check out this video by Sears’ Blue Tool Crew, which features some of the new Craftsman tool storage products and hand tools that are being demoed over at the International Builders Show. Some of the more interesting sneak peeks in the video are new C3 power tools, including a new impact wrench, 4-battery charger and […]
Take a look at this KR Tools adjustable wrench with built-in 1/4″ drive ratchet that we came across. Quite a few thoughts come to mind, but at no point did we look at the tool thinking “boy, we could really use a tool like that.” We’re quite sure that some people would be able to […]
ToolGuyd reader and frequent commenter uthscaedu gave us a heads-up that the Edpedition Tools HK1 Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench that we had recently posted about had dropped in price to $21.50. We’re not sure if this is a temporary or permanent price drop, but $21.50 is a bit more attractive than the previous price of $25. This product […]
The Expedition Tools HK1 Hydrokinetic Adjustable Wrench is a rather intriguing tool that has recently caught our attention. Normally we’re quite wary of unconventional tools, especially those claiming to be “all-in-0ne” solutions, but it looks like the Hydrokinetic Wrench deserves a closer look.
There are times when a tool leaves us absolutely speechless, and this is almost one of those times. Behold, a digital adjustable wrench which gives torque readings. We would scream “cheesy gimmick” at the top of our lungs if not for the attention-grabbing $395 pricetag. Surely this cannot simply be an overpriced gimmick tool, right? […]
Well looky here, it looks like there’s a new DogBone style wrench on the market. The Black & Decker MSW100 ReadyWrench is an all-in-one wrench that offers the 16 most popular standard and metric socket sizes. “No more guesswork. No more lost or missing sockets. Stop wasting time searching for the right socket.” We cannot […]
Gearwrench 7pc flex-head ratcheting wrench sets are on sale at Sears for $30 per set until tomorrow, Sept 26th! You can opt for in-store pickup, but free shipping is also available on the SAE set today only, and on orders over $125 through tomorrow. The metric set is only available for in-store pickup. (In other […]
As many of you are already aware, we are giving away tools as part of this month’s ToolGuyd Tool Giveaway. Well, we’re not going to reveal all of the prizes/gifts just yet, but there’s no harm in offering up a brief sneak peek. One of the top items included in the giveaway is the above pictured Craftsman deep offset […]
We’re about to place an order for a few new tools and wanted to share our selection and reasoning with you. First off we’re picking up Channellock’s 8-Inch Wide Adjustable Wrench (808NW). We spoke favorably of their extra-wide Code Blue version a few weeks ago, but could not justify a 65% increase in price for a 1/3″ […]
Over on Amazon, Northern Tool is selling 2pc Gearwrench ratcheting “S” wrench sets at a steep discount. Each set includes two wrenches for a total of four reversible ratcheting box end sizes. The metric set includes sizes 13, 14, 15, and 17mm, and the SAE set includes sizes 1/2″, 9/16″, 5/8″, and 11/16″. Each set […]
As we were working on a recent post about Channellock’s adjustable wrenches , we discovered several entertaining and insightful Channellock product videos. The clip above features Channellock’s adjustable wrenches. To view the other Channellock videos, check out their YouTube channel. Channellock YouTube Channel
I had the opportunity to use a Channellock adjustable wrench today, and it was an impressionable experience. The Channellock adjustable had very little play in the jaw, was relatively smooth to operate, and felt robust and sturdy. To top it off, the Channellock packed a huge jaw capacity into a small package. The adjustable […]
We are not quite sure why, but over at Sears.com there is currently a double Craftsman Club discount on an unspecified selection of Craftsman wrenches. For the time being (until perhaps an error is corrected) select non-ratcheting wrench sets are being discounted by 36%!! The double discount has been observed on the following products – please […]