open-end wrench


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open-end wrench

open-end wrench

n.
A wrench having fixed, open jaws on one or both ends.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.open-end wrench - a wrench having parallel jaws at fixed separation (often on both ends of the handle)
S wrench - a wrench with an S-shaped handle
spanner, wrench - a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
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I discovered Wera Tools at the recent AirVenture and from what I saw, it specializes in ergonomically smart tools, including the Zyklop ratchet and Joker open-end wrench.
To clean the gas pistons and gas block, the tubes are removed with a 3/8-inch open-end wrench. Then the two pistons drop out, you clean 'em and swab out the gas block, put it all back together, and you're done.
To remove a compression-style valve, hold the valve body with an adjustable or open-end wrench, or a slip-joint pliers.
I took an old 3/4" open-end wrench, and modified it to be a narrow wrench.
* A 1/2 inch open-end wrench or socket wrench for the battery negative terminal
My dad's excavation had uncovered a sickle with a hand-carved, hand-riveted grip; some harness parts; a 4-foot float level; and a spectacular variety of wrenches, including a leviathan open-end wrench nearly 3 feet long and weighing about 10 pounds.
The editorial staff was armed with a socket wrench, but it would've taken much less time with an open-end wrench. We thought the instructions needed a bit more emphasis in certain places (bolts should be loosened, but not removed all the way, which we discovered too late).
"Our new 8PP3 has a significantly strengthened case that is robust with respect to open-end wrench installation and removal."