Top 10 Best General Tools Hand Wrenches
for December 2021

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General Tools 186 Strainer Locknut Wrench

General Tools 186 Strainer Locknut Wrench

by General Tools & Instruments
What We like

Extra long comfort grip handle allows access to lock nuts other wrenches can't reach

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Product Features

  • Use with Model Number 183, Basket Strainer Wrench, to prevent slipping; sold separately
  • Non-rusting finish
  • Adjustable jaw wrench is used to install or remove all strainer basket lock nuts

Adjustable jaw wrench is used to install or remove all strainer basket lock nuts Non-rusting finish Use with model number 183, basket strainer wrench, to prevent slipping; sold separately

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General Tools 140 Basin Wrench, 11-Inch

General Tools 140 Basin Wrench

11-Inch

by General Tools & Instruments
What We like

The spring-loaded jaw mechanism provides one-handed ratcheting for effortless installation and removal

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Product Features

  • The handle is plated to prevent rust and other tool corrosions
  • The General Tools and Instruments 140 Basin Wrench, 11" provide access to faucet nuts that are sandwiched between the sink basin and wall

The handle is plated to prevent rust and other tool corrosions The general tools and instruments 140 basin wrench, 11" provide access to faucet nuts that are sandwiched between the sink basin and wall

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General Tools 1492 Straight Iron Pipe Wrench, 14-Inch

General Tools 1492 Straight Iron Pipe Wrench

14-Inch

by General Tools & Instruments
What We like

Professional quality

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Product Features

  • Long, weighted handles offer greater leverage and pulling power
  • Forged and ground jaws
  • Hang hole in handle
  • The forged steel jaws adjust to accept pipe up to 2 inches in diameter

Forged and ground jaws The forged steel jaws adjust to accept pipe up to 2 inches in diameter Hang hole in handle Long, weighted handles offer greater leverage and pulling power

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General Tools 1390 Internal Pipe Wrench Set, 3/8-Inch to 3/4-Inch, 3-Piece

General Tools 1390 Internal Pipe Wrench Set

3/8-Inch to 3/4-Inch, 3-Piece

by General Tools & Instruments
What We like

The hex-shaped body makes the tool easy to use with a standard wrench; both the cam and body are made from hardened steel

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Product Features

  • Set includes 3 wrenches; 1391 3/8-inch (9.7mm), 1392 1/2-inch (12mm), and 1393 3/4-inch (20mm)
  • Remove broken Iron pipe nipples by tapping them snuggly into the broken pipe end; turn counterclockwise with a wrench or socket that fits the hex end
  • Fits iron pipe nipples NPT 1/8-inch, 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch
  • A great way to break loose broken pipe ends, plugs and fittings that have rusted inside another pipe

Remove broken iron pipe nipples by tapping them snuggly into the broken pipe end; turn counterclockwise with a wrench or socket that fits the hex end A great way to break loose broken pipe ends, plugs and fittings that have rusted inside another pipe Set includes 3 wrenches; 1391 3/8-inch (9.7mm), 1392 1/2-inch (12mm), and 1393 3/4-inch (20mm) Fits iron pipe nipples npt 1/8-inch, 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch, 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch

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General Tools 191 Spud Wrench

General Tools 191 Spud Wrench

by General Tools & Instruments
What We like

Nickel plated to prevent rust

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Product Features

  • Even in tight spaces, stubborn slip nuts, locknuts and spuds are no match for this tool
  • 1/2-inch lug turn and pivot hook
  • Handles three sizes of hex nuts - 1-3/4-inch (45mm), 2-inch (51mm), 2-1/2-inch (64mm)
  • Stamped steel construction

Handles three sizes of hex nuts - 1-3/4-inch (45mm), 2-inch (51mm), 2-1/2-inch (64mm) Stamped steel construction Even in tight spaces, stubborn slip nuts, locknuts and spuds are no match for this tool 1/2-inch lug turn and pivot hook

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General Tools 138T Seat Wrenches

General Tools 138T Seat Wrenches

by General Tools
What We like

A must for the DIY or professional plumber

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Product Features

  • Elongated, alloy-steel bars provide leverage and grip strength on stuck seats
  • Plated hardened alloy steel to prevent rust
  • Tapered faucet seat wrench fits snugly into faucet seats from 0.235 to 0.300

Tapered faucet seat wrench fits snugly into faucet seats from 0.235 to 0.300 Plated hardened alloy steel to prevent rust Elongated, alloy-steel bars provide leverage and grip strength on stuck seats

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General Tools 182 4-Way Faucet Wrench

General Tools 182 4-Way Faucet Wrench

by General Tools & Instruments
What We like

Heat treated steel for greater strength

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Product Features

  • Fits stopcocks, sillcocks and valves
  • Sizes - 1/4-inch, 9/32-inch, 5/16-inch, 11/32-inch internal square
  • One tool does the work of four individual wrenches
  • Works great on stop cocks, sill cocks and valves with square heads

Sizes - 1/4-inch, 9/32-inch, 5/16-inch, 11/32-inch internal square Fits stopcocks, sillcocks and valves Works great on stop cocks, sill cocks and valves with square heads One tool does the work of four individual wrenches

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General Tools 167 Professional Tap Wrench Set

General Tools 167 Professional Tap Wrench Set

by General Tools
What We like

POSITIVE GRIP- self-centering hardened steel jaws and knurled chuck sleeve provide a positive grip

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Product Features

  • SLIDING T- HANDLE- fits into tight spaces while providing excellent leverage
  • TWO PIECE SET- set includes General Tools 164 Tap Wrench for No. 0 to 1/4 In. taps and 166 Tap Wrench for No. 12 to 1/2 In. taps
  • REPLACEABLE JAWS- jaws are replaceable (#JAWS F/161R and #JAWS F/162R)
  • INCLUDES REFERENCE TABLE- front has machine screw size tap drill chart for recommended 75% depth thread and back has decimal equivalents table in 64ths from 1/64" to 63/64"
  • WITH CASE- packaged in a fitted, foam-lined plastic case

Replaceable jaws- jaws are replaceable (#jaws f/161r and #jaws f/162r) With case- packaged in a fitted, foam-lined plastic case Includes reference table- front has machine screw size tap drill chart for recommended 75% depth thread and back has decimal equivalents table in 64ths from 1/64" to 63/64" Sliding t- handle- fits into tight spaces while providing excellent leverage Two piece set- set includes General Tools 164 tap wrench for no. 0 to 1/4 in. taps and 166 tap wrench for no. 12 to 1/2 in. taps

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General Tools 139/4 Internal Pipe Wrench 4 Piece Set, Hardened Steel Construction, Broken Pipe Extractor, Government-Compliant, 3/8-inch, ½-inch, ¾-inch and 1-inch Pipe Capacities

General Tools 139/4 Internal Pipe Wrench 4 Piece Set

Hardened Steel Construction, Broken Pipe Extractor, Government-Compliant, 3/8-inch, ½-inch, ¾-inch and 1-inch Pipe Capacities

by General Tools
What We like

COMPLIANT: Meets government specifications GGG-W643b for size and weight

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Product Features

  • NO THREAD DAMAGE: Ideal for removing broken threaded pipe ends, plugs and fittings without marring, scratching or denting pipe surface or threads
  • SPECIFICATIONS: For 3/8 in., 1/2 in., 3/4 in. and 1 in. pipe capacities
  • CAM ACTION: The machined and heat-treated cams easily grab on to broken pipe fragments lodged inside the other pipe
  • HARDED STEEL CONSTRUCTION: Made from hardened steel and plated to help prevent rust
  • USE WITH OPEN OR CLOSED-END WRENCHES: Hex body allows for use of adjustable wrench for added torque

Specifications: for 3/8 in., 1/2 in., 3/4 in. and 1 in. pipe capacities Cam action: the machined and heat-treated cams easily grab on to broken pipe fragments lodged inside the other pipe No thread damage: ideal for removing broken threaded pipe ends, plugs and fittings without marring, scratching or denting pipe surface or threads Use with open or closed-end wrenches: hex body allows for use of adjustable wrench for added torque Harded steel construction: made from hardened steel and plated to help prevent rust

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General Tools 1881 Shower Valve Wrench, 21/32-Inch X 27/32-Inch

General Tools 1881 Shower Valve Wrench

21/32-Inch X 27/32-Inch

by General Tools & Instruments
What We like

Features two distinct socket sizes per wrench in a double-ended design

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Product Features

  • Longer length for access to recessed valve stems in tile covered walls
  • Hex-shaped body allows for use with an adjustable wrench
  • SIZE 21/32-inch x 27/32-inch
  • Hole near each end of the wrench for turning with a long screwdriver

Size 21/32-inch x 27/32-inch Hex-shaped body allows for use with an adjustable wrench Hole near each end of the wrench for turning with a long screwdriver Longer length for access to recessed valve stems in tile covered walls

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