Stillson wrench


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Stillson wrench

(ˈstɪlsən)
n
(Tools) trademark a large wrench having adjustable jaws that tighten as the pressure on the handle is increased
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Noun1.Stillson wrench - a large pipe wrench with L-shaped adjustable jaws that tighten as pressure on the handle is increasedStillson wrench - a large pipe wrench with L-shaped adjustable jaws that tighten as pressure on the handle is increased
pipe wrench, tube wrench - adjustable wrench for gripping and turning a pipe; has two serrated jaws that are adjusted to grip the pipe
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STILLSON ADJUSTABLE PIPE WRENCH A granddaddy in the tool category, the Stillson wrench was patented in August 1882 by Walworth Co.
The primary difference between a pipe wrench and a Stillson wrench is that a Stillson wrench, with a separate housing containing an adjusting nut, is subject to distortion and warping.
Yet, the same person might, being a plumber, say of a new Stillson wrench, "Ain't that a thing of beauty?