Heavy Duty Straight Pipe Wrenches are the most popular pipe wrench style. High-tensile ductile iron handle and hardened, alloy steel parts are designed to withstand the heaviest demands. New production tooling for the hook jaws produces sharper teeth on the 12, 18?, 24?, 36″ and 48? models. This change yields a still better grip for hard oil field pipe.
The pipe wrench is an adjustable wrench used for turning soft iron pipes and fittings with a rounded surface. The design of the adjustable jaw allows it to lock in the frame, such that any forward pressure on the handle tends to pull the jaws tighter together. Teeth angled in the direction of turn dig into the soft pipe.
They are not intended for use on hardened steel hex nuts or other fittings because they would ruin the head; however, if a hex nut is soft enough that it becomes rounded beyond use with standard wrenches, a pipe wrench is sometimes used to break the bolt or nut free.
Precision ground jaws grip fasteners better, reducing rounding
Hot forged, hardened & tempered
Ergonomic handle increases comfort, gripping power & reduces user fatigue
Graduated scale indicates jaw opening
Rugged and Strong