Don’t want to be weighed down by a bunch of different wrenches when you’re on the job? An adjustable tap wrench takes the hassle completely out of the equation. With its adjustable jaws, it perfectly accommodates a variety of taps and tools. Despite its small size, this hand-held wrench is powerful enough to turn any tool without any fuss. Its lightweight design makes it surprisingly portable, so you don’t have to let your toolbox slow you down.
The adjustable tap wrench has two chief applications: those with a T-shaped handle and those with a straight handle. The T-handle variety is the most prevalent, the go-to image that springs to mind when envisioning such a tool. Its frame has the T-shaped handle integrated onto its jaws, making it an effortless apparatus to manage and supplying adequate torque, especially when handling larger taps. The straight handle variety isn’t as ubiquitous but still bears benefit for special circumstances. Rather than integrating into the upper portion of the wrench, a conventional handle is affixed to its side, which requires greater effort to operate and not providing as much force as its counterpart but allowing the user to apply more power to the spindle if necessary.
Whether you opt for a small or a large adjustable tap wrench, the operation is essentially the same – just adjust the jaws to fit the tap or tool and then twist the wrench clockwise or counterclockwise. The major benefits of this type of wrench are clear – it allows for easy adaptation to various taps or tools, plus it’s lightweight, making it an ideal companion on-the-go.