View Full Version : Crescent open-ended wrenches

06-04-2003, 11:06 PM
I hadn't seen this posted so I thought I'd mention it... Crescent (name brand) makes a set of open-ended wrenches that feature a "ratchet effect" operation.

One end of their wrenches has a box-wrench, the other has an almost-normal open-ended wrench but one with an odd notched corner. When you push the wrench (open-ended) on a nut or bolt it will turn normally, but the notch lets the wrench move backwards on the nut/bolt.

With practice the movement is similar to using a ratchet wrench, but you can still fit the wrench into tight places without going through the motions of pulling the wrench away from the nut, then finding the right place to push it on again, etc.

Dave Thielke
06-09-2003, 12:51 AM
These speed wrenches have been around for quite a while and work well, unless you're a klutz like me and can't remember which way they go on the first try.
Dave T