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 wrench also had a measurement/adjustment scale that was pretty useful and aided repeatability once we were used to them.
Sadly, I had to return the wrench to a colleague once I was done using it. I am now contemplating “losing” one of my Crescent wrenches so that it can be replaced with one of Channellock’s “extra wide” adjustable wrenches.
Channellock Adjustable Wrenches (via Amazon)
Channellock’s adjustable wrenches are made in Spain.
Many adjustable wrench makers have been creating these “wide-mouth” versions without the added length and weight associated with them.
Irega in Spain is the OEM for this Channellock, as well as Signet, Hazet, USAG, and Beta.
We were fairly certain that Irega was the OEM for Channellock, but didn’t know that Irega also supplied Beta and the other mentioned brands. Thanks for the information!
I like the sturdy look of the wrench. You have no idea how many wrenches I destroyed over the years.
is this wrench USA made?
As mentioned in the post, these wrenches are made in Spain, and it has been confirmed that Irega is the OEM manufacturer.
Despite not being made in the USA, these are some great adjustable wrenches.
I don’t recall Channellock making their own adjustable wrenches, meaning it is unlikely that any USA jobs were lost in their decision to choose a Spanish supplier to make the adjustables.