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pipe wrench

n.
A wrench with two serrated jaws, one adjustable, for gripping and turning pipe.
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pipe′ wrench`


n.
a tool having two toothed jaws, one fixed and the other free, that can be adjusted to grip pipes and other tubular objects when the tool is turned in one direction only.
[1885–1890]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pipe wrench - adjustable wrench for gripping and turning a pipepipe wrench - adjustable wrench for gripping and turning a pipe; has two serrated jaws that are adjusted to grip the pipe
adjustable spanner, adjustable wrench - an adjustable tool for gripping hexagonal nuts, with an adjustings crew in the head of the implement
chain tongs - a pipe wrench used for turning large pipes; an adjustable chain circles the pipe with its ends connected to the head whose teeth engage the pipe
Stillson wrench - a large pipe wrench with L-shaped adjustable jaws that tighten as pressure on the handle is increased
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Pomeroy, who also faces a charge of possessing an offensive weapon - a pipe wrench - was remanded in custody and the girl was bailed.
For more grabbing power, simply replace the smooth jaw with the serrated side, and you've got yourself a pipe wrench, perfect for stripped bolt heads and pipes up to 1 in.
The Aluminum Pipe Wrench Handle Extenders are aluminum pipes that come in four sizes to fit 14", 18", 24", and 36" steel and aluminum pipe wrenches They allow a user to apply half the force to get the same amount of torque and feature a special non-slip knurled or machine textured grip to lower fatigue for the muscles in the hand.
At 7:04 p.m., one of the suspects was captured on video buying a pipe wrench from a hardware store inside the mall.
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Instead pad around the base of the tap with cardboard and use a pipe wrench to grip it firmly as you apply the necessary force to the nut
Detectives are still investigating a box that contained a hammer, a chisel and a pipe wrench. "There is clearly a story behind these items," said Insp Ponting.
He invented the Stillson wrench, more commonly known as a pipe wrench. Before his invention, pipes were tightened with serrated blacksmith's tongs.
has been manufacturing and selling quality tools to the pipeworking and contracting industry since 1923 when it was founded in North Ridgeville, OH in the United States to manufacture a revolutionary style of heavy-duty pipe wrench. Since then, Ridge Tool has developed into the largest supplier of tools to the professional pipeworking and allied industries in the world.
(If using a pipe wrench, place a soft cloth on nut to protect finish.) Connections must be tight in order to avoid leakage.