adjustable wrench

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Noun1.adjustable wrench - an adjustable tool for gripping hexagonal nuts, with an adjustings crew in the head of the implementadjustable wrench - an adjustable tool for gripping hexagonal nuts, with an adjustings crew in the head of the implement
monkey wrench, monkey-wrench - adjustable wrench that has one fixed and one adjustable jaw
pipe wrench, tube wrench - adjustable wrench for gripping and turning a pipe; has two serrated jaws that are adjusted to grip the pipe
screw wrench - adjustable wrench that has one jaw that can be adjusted by turning a screw
spanner, wrench - a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
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Have a pipe wrench and an adjustable wrench available for turning off gas and water main.
The new Essential Operator's Tool from Snap-On includes the traditional adjustable wrench head, but also a redesigned curved handle end that can be used wherever valves are adjusted for flow and pressure.
Other items to go 'Awol' include one coat, a camera, an adjustable wrench and a pack of four snow shovels and gloves.
Adjustable Wrench 24" (FORGE STEEL) - The ultimate big-boys toy, a giant sized wrench for Man-sized Jobs
Hex-wrench sets, like those from Western Recreation/Vista, pine Ridge or Easton, or the Fletcher Field Tool from Jim Fletcher Archery, with open-end adjustable wrench and flat- and Phillips-head screwdriver heads, are used for a wide variety of tasks from installing accessories to adjusting draw weight.
Adjustable Wrench - Also known as a crescent wrench, it comes in a variety of sizes and is used for loosening and tightening nuts and bolts.
So you have pictures of a computer mouse being used as curtain ribbon, refrigerators being ferried across a river on a punt, a Bluetooth embedded mobile device plugged into the ear of an old woman and a whole gamut of other gadgets such as an adjustable wrench, blowtorch, ball bearing, pacemaker and milking machine finding application in a desi setting.
WEBSTER - A father and son are accused of threatening a neighbor with a large metal adjustable wrench and wooden baseball bat and taunts of "open his head" while the neighbor was pushing a baby carriage and walking alongside his wife after a trip to McDonald's.
It's like the difference between an adjustable wrench and a torque wrench--both can tighten a bolt, but the torque wrench can tighten a bolt to exact specifications while the adjustable wrench can't.
Complete service can be accomplished with a single 3 by 4 ft adjustable wrench in less than 1.
After observing that 12-inch adjustable wrenches were regularly being tweaked to open wider to meet miners' demands, Rastall launched his own business in 1975 to create and sell a unique modified adjustable wrench.
My motorcycle is metric, so I needed a complete set of metric wrenches and sockets, as well as Allen wrenches, spark plug wrench, slip-joint pliers, snips, screwdrivers, adjustable wrench, pocket knife, a tire-patch kit, and duct and electrical tape.

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