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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:06 am    Post subject: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

do they make a stubby adjustable wrench with the same jaw opening as a standard 12" wrench? Space is limited between block and frame. May have to sacrifice a 12"
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

All kinds of them out there. Let Google be your friend our just go to Harbor Freight and buy a set of stubbies. They?re cheap enough.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You can buy sets of stubby wrenches. I do not have them but do have a drawer full of "special" wrenches I have cut/modified over the years. Since I am only going to using it a few times I usually find an odd ball/off brand wrench to cut/bend.

I try and buy boxes of odd ball wrenches at sales when they go cheap. I have a set hanging on a peg board for "public" use. Then the extras are the ones modified.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sorry!!! I just fast read your post. I missed the "adjustable" part. LOL Old timers. I have seen the short handle adjustable wrenches but they all where "off" brands so I am not sure they would work very well. I would just cut one off to the length you need. A new 12 inch Crescent brand wrench is under $15. So not much cost to make one.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I talked to a customer in Harbor Freight that was buying one of these, he was having the same problem. They don't look very sturdy.
8 inch Adjustable Wrench

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Link didn't work too well. It's the red and black 8-inch 2-in-1 wrench toward the bottom of the web page.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like a job for a crows foot.


 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One of these can get you out of a jam.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Quite a few manufacturers offer smaller adjustable wrenches with extra wide opening jaws. I think the most unique is a 6 inch wrench with jaws that open to 1 5/16" that is made by Channellock. You can also buy an adjustable crowsfoot that opens to 1 1/8, if you do not want to go the regular crowsfoot method.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Snap-On makes them
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:33 pm    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I cut an adjustable wrench down to make a stubby, usually smack it with a hammer to get things loose/tight. I also have a snap on adjustable wrench that is pretty short, the handle is about the length of your hand. Last, I have an adjustable crows foot wrench from snap on and uses a 3/8 drive, surprisingly this is very handy.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Brown Dirt Cowboy - Might check this out - Channellock 8WCB - 1 1/2 inch jaw opening , 8 inch Overall Length .
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank guys. I'll cut down a 12" that I have. This is a good sized nut and a 10" won't open up enough. I only want to do this job once. Replacing the air compressor on my '64 IH Emeryville cabover road tractor
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have been carrying a cut off 10 inch crescent for 30 years in bib overall side pocket.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: stubby adjustable wrench Reply to specific post Reply with quote

well guys, I cut down a 12" adjustable and loosened the nut on air compressor. now it will go into drawer with other "made to order" wrenchs.
 
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