For those DIY projects that involve taps and similar-sized tools, a straight tap wrench handle is often the preferred go-to implement. It features a rigid build with a grippy, tap-shaped end at one side, and the other side is typically either flat or convex in design.
The importance of selecting a wrench handle of the right size can’t be overstated – if it’s too small, there’ll be an inadequate grip on the tool, potentially causing it to slip. Conversely, if the handle is too large, turning the tool will be a struggle.
In terms of straight tap wrench handles, the one-fourth to one-eighth of an inch size stands out as the most sought-after. This particular size is popular as it can be used to fit a huge range of both taps and tools.
It is essential to find the right size straight tap wrench handle for your project, as well as one that feels comfortable in your hand and rotating it is not a struggle.