This is the new Dewalt 8″ adjustable wrench, DWHT80267, one of several new adjustable wrenches the brand will be coming out with.
Dewalt first came out with adjustable wrenches a few years ago, and they’re okay. They’re overbuilt for strength and durability, but this also makes them larger and heavier than competing wrenches.
These new models of Dewalt adjustable wrenches feature an I-beam design, similar to what you’ll find on other adjustable wrenches, to save weight.
Dewalt says shedding some weight gives the wrenches better balance compared to their original adjustable wrenches, and that the new wrenches will also have more comfortable handles.
It’s not very clear in the product image, but it looks like there are 4 engagement teeth, which would mean greater jaw strength and resistance to slop, wobble, and unintended adjustment.
There will be a range of sizes, from 4″ to 24″, including a spud wrench.
- Precision jaws
- Solid steel I-beam handle
- Laser-etched markings
- Extra wide jaw capacity
- Flared end to help prevent hand slipping
- Extended jaw length for added reach
8″ Wrench Specs
- 0.51″ head thickness
- 1.14″ jaw max opening width
- 2.44″ head width
- 8.11″ overall length
Sizes and Model Numbers
- 6″ DWHT80266
- 8″ DWHT80267
- 10″ DWHT80268
- 12″ DWHT80269
We’ve found model numbers for 4 sizes listed on Dewalt’s website, and according to Dewalt’s product descriptions there will be a total of 9 different sizes and styles.
Buy Now(2-pack via Home Depot)
Update: It looks like these new wrenches are a bare version of yellow-handled Dewalt wrenches that appeared in a 2-pack last winter during the holiday shopping season.
This new design definitely looks better. There are no weight specs I could find, and so comparisons to older Dewalt wrenches and other brands’ designs won’t be possible until the new wrench starts shipping.
I bought a couple of Dewalt adjustable wrenches when they first came out, but I can’t remember the last time I used them. I don’t even know where they are right now, something I don’t regret in the least. I’m sure I have one or two review samples somewhere too.
There was never anything special about them. Yes, they’re strong, tough, and overbuilt, but I can’t remember the last time I broke an adjustable wrench.
To me, reduced slop, high precision, and comfortable handles are most important. Bulkier handles do nothing to contribute to any of this.
One of these new 8″ wrenches might find its way to my toolbox, for times I might need a heavy duty adjustable wrench that can shrug off some abuse with ease.
If its handle is as lighter in weight and more comfortable as Dewalt claims, maybe it’ll become my go-to, but that doesn’t seem likely. I’m so enamored with my Channellock adjustables that it’s almost inconceivable for any wrench to be better.