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OLYMPIA 8 in. Power Grip Hex Nut Wrench
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- Adjust the pipe wrench with one hand
- Heavy duty construction with hardened and tempered jaws
- Features an ergonomic grip, thumb slide, and hanging hole
OLYMPIA Tools is a widely recognized brand of hardware products designed for True Professionals who takes their tools seriously. Each piece is made to exacting tolerances and tested to ensure that it meets and exceeds industry standards so that it meet your needs on the jobsite, shop or on home projects. OLYMPIA goes all out to bring award winning innovation and quality to each product: the appearance, fit and finish of every OLYMPIA product will make you proud you own the very best. The 8 in. Power Grip Pipe Wrench provides quick and easy one-handed operation, ideal for hard to reach applications.
- Self-adjusting pipe wrench
- Single handed operation
- Heavy duty construction
- Hardened and tempered jaws
- Ergonomic comfort grip
- Thumb slide
- Hanging hole
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- Combination Wrench
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- Good Idea; Execution Not as Impressive
October 29, 2014
This is an extremely solid, well-built tool. It feels hefty in your hand and has a great grip. Right away you feel like this is going to be a solid tool for just about any application. That feeling goes away when you start to put it into use, though.
Having an open end hex nut wrench like this is a great idea, freeing you up to do one-handed release or tightening of nuts in tight places. The wrench provides a thumb-slide mechanism to open the jaw and allow you to wrap it over and around the nut. The pull required on that thumb-slide is enormous, though. I could not get it more than about 3/4 of the way back, and my wife could only get it back about 1/2 of the total travel. You can overcome some of this resistance by leveraging the nut to push on the jaw while you pull back on the thumb slide to snap the jaw over the nut, but that's more difficult to manage when trying to remove the tool when you're finished (see pictures below).
The second problem I found is the jaw and base end of the nut-gripping surface is made up of flat metal plates all running parallel to the tool face (see the picture below). This causes a lower grip of the tool's jaws on the nut than a surface with ridges running perpendicular to the tool. Especially when the nut is wet, the tool has a tendency to slip and can round off the nut's gripping ridges - something you don't want to happen.
These aren't necessarily fatal flaws in what could be a very capable tool, but you'll have to be the judge of that. I liked the idea very much, but this didn't seem like it was really what I was hoping for. It won't be in my go-to toolbox, but I will keep it with my specialty tools and will pull it out on those occasions when the need seems to suit it.
Durable, Sturdy, Strong, Good Size & Weight
Difficult to Use, grip on nut could be better, very tight pull to open jaw
55 to 64, Male
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