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Old 02-13-2018, 09:45 AM
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Default Wrench designed with our car in mind

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  • Shark fin design, heavy duty, carbon steel
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:13 PM
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But it's not metric...
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:28 PM
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Good for yankin' relays out...
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To be honest, i bought a tite-reach hoping that it would work to help get to bolts where my sausage fingers (and accompanying knuckles), can't get to. It works remarkably well and their low profile sockets also came in handy. http://www.tite-reach.com/

Still needed my daughter's hands to feed a few bolts on the oil pan though, especially the one on the front driver's side corner. that one is a bastard

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That tight-reach looks handy. The shallow sockets are the trick part of this, and would be handy on their own. Great for the bolthead end of fasteners, not so good for nuts.

For the oil sump bolts a GearWrench is good right up to the point where you want to put exact torque on those hard-to-access bolts. Then you'd want to use the tite-reach tool.


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Originally Posted by dr bob View Post
But it's not metric...
All of my "crescent" type adjustable wrenches have an 'inch' scale (and the length in inches) on one side, and a metric scale on the other.
The scale is along the jaws, showing how far they are open.

The pic in the link shows the inch scale on one side, but doesn't show the other side.
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Dr. Bob, you're right about the shallow sockets, but that tite-reach really allows for better leverage when trying to break loose a bolt. I'm not getting a commission or anything, but it really helped that much. Especially on certain hard reach bolts on the cross member and the headers.
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It's the same with this one:



Looks like the the 10" crescent (250 mm on the back) cab go to 35mm...

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Originally Posted by Wisconsin Joe View Post
All of my "crescent" type adjustable wrenches have an 'inch' scale (and the length in inches) on one side, and a metric scale on the other.
The scale is along the jaws, showing how far they are open.

The pic in the link shows the inch scale on one side, but doesn't show the other side.
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Dr. Bob, you're right about the shallow sockets, but that tite-reach really allows for better leverage when trying to break loose a bolt. I'm not getting a commission or anything, but it really helped that much. Especially on certain hard reach bolts on the cross member and the headers.
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Originally Posted by Wisconsin Joe View Post
All of my "crescent" type adjustable wrenches have an 'inch' scale (and the length in inches) on one side, and a metric scale on the other.
The scale is along the jaws, showing how far they are open.

The pic in the link shows the inch scale on one side, but doesn't show the other side.
By my estimation then, it will tighten SAE fasteners, and loosen metrics? Maybe I'm not seeing the value yet. Is there one with the little vernier scales flipped the other way? Then the pair of wrenches could serve any modern car.

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boo, hiss...
dr bob, that is terrible. And only for people who follow the directional arrows at the base of the adjustable wrench.
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I only posted it because it said shark fin design ! The reason i need one of these in my arsenal is to hold the shock shaft from turning while I try to loosen the top bolt of the shocks which hold it to the coil springs.
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