Dewalt has come out with a new adjustable wrench set, DWHT75497, that includes 6-inch and 10-inch wrenches, both with dipped handle grips.
That’s all there is to say, the end!
Oh, there’s more? Dewalt says that the vinyl grip helps provide control in wet environments, and has “Grip Armor” to help prevent the grip from peeling off. The wrenches have wide jaw capacities, 1-1/32″ for the 6″ wrench, and 1-13/32″ for the 10″ wrench.
The handle ends are flared, which Dewalt says is for added control during use.
Those opening widths don’t impress me – check out Channellock’s adjustable wrenches (~$20+ via Amazon) if you want an extra-wide adjustable. While not the only adjustables I use, Channellock’s are my favorite.
I’m not in a very good mood today, after being sick for the past 3 days. So I’m just going to say it. These look like ordinary adjustable wrenches with the Dewalt brand name slapped onto them. There’s nothing unique-looking about them.
But the price is appealing, and Dewalt stands by their tools as being jobsite-tough. I imagine that these are sturdy and capable wrenches, but just wish there was something more special about them.
Dewalt’s original adjustable wrenches (reviewed here) are decent, but I heard they’re not very corrosion resistant. They were also thick and heavy, which contributes to strength but against user convenience.
Milwaukee’s new adjustable wrenches are a little more inspired than any of these Dewalt adjustable wrench designs.
Price: $20 for the set
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