What you see here is Crescent’s new ratcheting adjustable wrench, model ATR28. It features a 1-1/4″ jaw capacity, speedy ratcheting mechanism, on/off locking toggle switch, and comfortable handle grip.
We’ve seen some terrible ratcheting adjustable wrench designs in the past, but this one actually looks pretty good.
From what we can tell, the entire lower jaw mechanism is what moves downwards when the ratcheting mechanism kicks in. Crescent’s video shows this, albeit not too closely.
There is one downside – the wrench looks a little bigger and bulkier than some non-ratcheting adjustable wrenches. The handle is also angled to indicate the direction the ratchet works in. Adjustable wrenches should only be used in one direction anyways, so the unusual shape probably won’t bother any users.
We previously reported that Dewalt is soon coming out a ratcheting adjustable wrench. The two competing wrenches should match up well, and it will be interesting to see which one performs better.
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The new wrench is priced at under $20.