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Old 06-03-2013, 12:59 AM   #21
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i use a longer wrench, double wrench, pipe, or a deadblow

usually the dead blow does the trick or an impact
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:22 AM   #22
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Square tubing. Insert open end of wrench on the diagonal.

The diagonal of a square is significantly longer than the diameter of a circle for a pipe roughly the same outside diameter as a comparative square tube's width from flat to flat.

Try it. You'll like it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:04 AM   #23
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pipe or a 2" socket and a extention
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:26 AM   #24
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A tubing on occasion, a hammer if needed. With this version the bolts are adjustable and the heads could be modified but its a last resort kind of thing, low duty cycle.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #25
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Every time I'm about to double wrench, it looks to me a thought the wrench is not meant to be stressed that way, then I feel like a dork and find another way
imho it's less about "using it the wrong way" and more about "using it in a situation that calls for it", like when you have a wrench somewhere in a deep spot, and absolutely need some more torque on it, and can't get a socket on it, but can't get the leverage you need. it's far less taxing to use this method than to put a hammer to the end of it. in my opinion.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:32 AM   #26
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Never used them but these look kind of cool for people worried about connecting wrenches the way pictured above.

http://www.amazon.com/E-Z-EZRWC100-M.../dp/B004WIWIRE
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:41 AM   #27
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Made this up and used it a couple of times before finding my 3/4" drive sockets.


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Kind of like sberry's arrangement better, takes the stress off the open end.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:31 AM   #28
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I like to use my serpentine belt tools if I need more leverage (size permitting), but I have linked spanners together as well for years and years and never damaged one
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:37 AM   #29
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Never used them but these look kind of cool for people worried about connecting wrenches the way pictured above.

http://www.amazon.com/E-Z-EZRWC100-M.../dp/B004WIWIRE
I prefer this idea more than putting wrench to wrench. It gives you more choice of angles to work in.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:05 AM   #30
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I actually like yours better from design. I put a 1 1/4 pipe on a long handle double box Cman,,, 36 inch added leverage, came with a snap, must have been in hundreds of ft pounds.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #31
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Who makes the beefiest box end wrench? Some mfr not worried about slimness or tight access. If cheap enough, you could just cut off the open end and use whatever pipe length you need. Or use ironworkers' spud wrenches.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #32
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Exact principle I was thinking of using to build my own out of some scrap bar stock. Nice link, perfect solution.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:47 AM   #33
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I usually double my wrenches up like mentioned here. I have found however that it isnt always effective with my modern snap on combinations as they are too thin. I have a piece of 1 in wide by 1/8" strap with a couple prongs welded on it perpendicularly similar to Sberry's and Lilredex. I have seen an actual manufactured version of these tools before and have considered buying one, Ill try to find the link.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #34
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Here is a picture of a Lee Valley made extender, didnt have time to look around at prices, but this looks like something Id like to have.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:25 AM   #35
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Here is a picture of a Lee Valley made extender, didnt have time to look around at prices, but this looks like something Id like to have.
I have one of those and I've used it quite a bit. It's held up really well.

It's a great solution for when you need large wrenches and something like a cheater bar is just too small to slip over a wrench end.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #36
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I have one of those and I've used it quite a bit. It's held up really well.

It's a great solution for when you need large wrenches and something like a cheater bar is just too small to slip over a wrench end.
Nice! thanks for the input, Im currently looking into getting one, It would be great for reaching hydraulic hoses i'd bet.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:53 PM   #37
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Here is a picture of a Lee Valley made extender, didnt have time to look around at prices, but this looks like something Id like to have.
Looks familiar somehow......
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:17 AM   #38
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I've seen this in the catalog a few times, don't think its worth $25 tho...

http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/pag...=1,43456,43407

Personally, it's always been wrap a rag around the wrench, and use a piece of pipe.
I have one it works , the chrome is not great on it but it doesn't damage the wrench
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