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MrAlexxx
Tool guys might like this. Not sure how hard they are to find anywhere else but up here they are scarce. Oddball Crescent wrench had one years ago but passed it on to a guy that I worked with who collected tools. Regretted it and have looked and looked high and low and finally scored another one this morning at the swap. Not Coleman but still pretty happy to find one. Small things amuse small minds!  🙂  lol

Alex

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Rhubarb
Cool. I didn't realize that these are real, I thought it was a joke. 
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Gunhippie
One side is metric, the other ASE!

Or is it right- and left-handed?
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Dubblbubbl
One end is for tightening and the other is for loosening.
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Bumpkin 95
One end is for busting the knuckles on your right hand the other for the left. Also great for developing your rounded bolt removing skills. You know practice makes perfect😂
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MrAlexxx
Yeah...pretty much what all of you have said. lol  
I don't get what the idea was but somebody at some point in time must of thought it was a good idea. 

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outlawmws
More than one company too...

Crescent, and Diamond Caulk examples.  (4", 6" 8" and 10")

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But my favorite adjustable to use is the old Masterench patterns, these will not slip!  I keep a couple of 8" in my camp gear, (one is in the tent trailer setup, one for over nighters).  The 8" is perfect for old prop tank fittings.

Top 2 are toothed for pipe wrenches, and I've used the 14's for pipe a few times.  They work great.  We have verified 6, 8, 10, 14, & 18 sizes in a catalog page.


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Here is the little 6" with 9/16" down to 5/16 (off an #6 screw,,,)

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D421
Double ended adjustable wrench is a brilliant idea. If you have two bad wrenches put them on one handle and save space.
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Gunhippie
It's funny that everyone has such a poor opinion of adjustable wrenches. I carry an old Crescent brand 6" in my pocket at all times. It comes in incredibly handy, and, as I know how to use it, I've never had a problem rounding fasteners. There's a 4" Proto in my Coleman toolbox, which also comes in handy (less frequently as I have most common tools for GPAs in there).

I'll hazard a guess that most people have crappy Maiden brand tools that just don't cut it.

The rounded-off and mangled fasteners I see most often have been done in with pliers. As ol' dad used to say: "Pliers are for wires!"
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outlawmws
Same here Timm, except the one in my pocket is a 4".  I have a preference for the right size wrench and where feasible he box end or a socket,  but it doesn't always work out that way.   I'd carry a Masterench, but the 6" version is bigger than I want in my pocket.

I've seen people bad mouth adjustables, but swear by Plierwrenches...  Whats up with that?
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D421
I'm still going to use real wrenches. I bet if you had one in your pocket next to your adjustable you would too. 😄
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TwoCanoes
Silly kids!  One end is to hold the bolt while you turn the nut with the other.
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D421 wrote:
I'm still going to use real wrenches. I bet if you had one in your pocket next to your adjustable you would too. 😄
Dominic


You'd need to carry 22 wrenches.
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D421
Hey if You guys like them use them. But they sure aren't for me if I have a choice. 

Dominic
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Gunhippie
D421 wrote:
I'm still going to use real wrenches. I bet if you had one in your pocket next to your adjustable you would too. 😄
Dominic


Let's see: ASE, 1/4-3/4"--10 wrenches. Metric, 6mm-19mm--Another 10 wrenches. I'm going to need bigger pockets!

Seriously, I have a full shop of the proper tools for most any job I encounter. But the adjustable is always there when it's just a quick tweak that's needed.  There's also a pair 0f 4" needle-nose Vice Grips (branded) on my belt for when pliers are the thing, and a six-way screwdriver in another pocket. The best tool is the one you carry!
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D421
Believe me I understand having a tool handy. I also understand that you are smart enough to know when to use the adjustable and when you need to go to the tool box.

My point is few have that knowledge. I have spent 50 years working on stuff that has been damaged by hacks useing the wrong tools, overtightening, beating, ........

And darn few people know anything about the proper size screw driver.

I hope no one takes my coments here as offensive. 

The things I work on come to me. In the brewery you go to the things. Most  all you guys are smart enough to stop when what you are doing isn't working.
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Bob1774
I agree with Timm that a well made adjustable comes in handy for relatively straight forward, on the spot jobs.
Back to the wrench, at first I also thought must have been a tool they offered on April 1st to their customers...but then looking at the tool more closely, it appears that one end is smaller, perhaps a 4" or 6" size, and the other larger, perhaps 8".  Was one side thinner, making it tight spaces?

Regardless, thanks for sharing!

edit:  well, after viewing the other photos and later examples shown, duh, that is exactly what they intended!   Interesting.
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outlawmws
Bob,  Depending on the era, and materials they were made from, some had a really "Fat" head (thicker) as they were not using high grade tool steels in the early days.  (common on open end wrenches as well)  They simply needed more meat to not get sprung.

One of my doubles above was missing the jaw on one end.  I figured I'd just swap one from a spare and complete it.  - It didn't work, as all mine in that size/brand were more modern.  I eventually found another early "Fat Head" and completed it.  

Today you can get an adjustable with a thinner head than the current standard.  These seem to be popular for some.  I have so many adjustables and generally the right thin head tappet wrench for limited access or jam nuts, that I've never bothered to get one of those.

WWII was a groundbreaking era for tools and steels.  While Vanadium was pulled from the tool industry for use, the government and other institutions collaborated and came up with many new steel alloys that were not dependent on scarce things like vanadium, and were actually stronger.  so tool heads got thinner and "less beefy" in mass.  
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Bob1774
Thanks for the info!  I never pass up a vintage adjustable when they are from the age of quality tools.  Sometimes I feel guilty picking up a nice Crescent brand, Diamond, early Craftsman or other for a $1 or so.  I know some adult kid is selling Dad's, or grandpa's cherished and respected wrench because they are clueless, and don't care.
I was wondering about the thickness explanation.  I have a very nice Crescent 12" that is about 3/4" thick!  Heavy as heck, but works great for the 220 cage removal method, and the occasional encouragement of a large nut.
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outlawmws
Some of the old Crescents have date codes on them.  I have a '56 I've carried for a couple of decades now, and recently misplaced.  (I think if fell into the black hole of my EZ chair...)
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shaune509
I've got one from my grandads tools, needs cleaning and fix one adj knob to turn but more of a conversation piece than an user. Also have 2 Ford monkey wrenches with the square drive on the end to fit the screw jack that is to big for 3/8 and to small for 1/2 speed wrench, goes with the wood boxed engine coil. Dozens of other engine tools from grandad that I have not used in 10+ years and my never use again and my son and soninlaw will never use if they even know what they are.
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outlawmws wrote:
Some of the old Crescents have date codes on them.  I have a '56 I've carried for a couple of decades now, and recently misplaced.  (I think if fell into the black hole of my EZ chair...)


Where is this code, and how do we read it?
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outlawmws
The early ones didn't have it,  and the later ones switched to a letter code that I don't know...

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outlawmws
I also mentioned the early Fat Head" designs - here are 12 and 10" examples of each from Crescent:

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outlawmws
And a big topic for this thread was Proper use" of an adjustable and leads me to my Pet Peeve with the current offerings - They give you a direction for use, and IMO IT'S WRONG:

Here is the newer one with its arrow, and a large example DELIBERATELY SET LOOSE to show the main contact point and therefore the load on the jaws.  It doesn't take an engineering degree to see the weakest link in an Adjustable wrench is the adjustable jaw...
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Close up of those load points.  The weak jaw is loaded closer to its tip in this cases and the stronger jaw,is loaded at its strongest point...
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Lets invert the load direction.  now the likely weal link is loaded where it has the least chance to get sprung.  the load goes out on the big static jaw, but DO I CARE?  its STILL stronger than the Adjustable Jaw!
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You decide; but I know how I use an adjustable wrench, and I'm NOT following the (stupid) directions!  (But I am closing it up tight...)
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