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  • What's this wrench for?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ridgid-Super-Eig...QQcmdZViewItem

    Any ideas?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

  • #2
    Re: What's this wrench for?

    Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
    Compound Leverage.

    Mark
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    • #3
      Re: What's this wrench for?

      ben if you need a wrench like that, you must be a seabee

      i have a the smaller version that about the size of a 14'' wrench, but will tighten or loosen a fitting that a 48'' wrench can't. if i'm not mistaking there is a 6 to 1 mechanical advantage.

      mark does that sound correct?

      i know you have the small one and a large one tool

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: What's this wrench for?

        Hmmm, Looks like its made for trying to hold on to something that a person has no business trying to hold on too

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        • #5
          Re: What's this wrench for?

          But why the chain wrench coupled with a pipe wrench? Why the extra weight in combining the 2 tools? Have you bought that wrench yet, Rick?
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #6
            Re: What's this wrench for?

            Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
            ben if you need a wrench like that, you must be a seabee

            i have a the smaller version that about the size of a 14'' wrench, but will tighten or loosen a fitting that a 48'' wrench can't. if i'm not mistaking there is a 6 to 1 mechanical advantage.

            mark does that sound correct?

            i know you have the small one and a large one tool

            rick.
            I was thinking 7-1 advantage but you may be right.

            Mark
            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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            • #7
              Re: What's this wrench for?

              It is to clamp on the pipe then levers to multiply force.

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              • #8
                Re: What's this wrench for?

                Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                But why the chain wrench coupled with a pipe wrench? Why the extra weight in combining the 2 tools? Have you bought that wrench yet, Rick?
                The compound leverage advantage comes from the wrench pivoting. You use the vise on the one piece and the wrench on the other. My large compound is in much better shape than that one but at 70 lbs. I almost can't get it over my head any longer. When/if you are ever in the market for one let me know.

                Mark
                "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                • #9
                  Re: What's this wrench for?

                  The chain gets tightened around the pipe and acts as the pivot point and is why you can develop so much force. The wrench then can be used to tighten a fitting or cplg or another length of pipe. Handy when working in the air. I was gonna say this looks like a 24 and I see in the last photo that there is a rule shown for scale. If the end of the rule if at the tip of the handle then this Is a 24. Right behind the vise jaws you can see the compound link which allows you to create the high mechanical advantage.

                  You can truly be a "one wrench wonder" with one of these Ben.
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                  • #10
                    Re: What's this wrench for?

                    I should have clarified my first post. I understand how it works, I want to know the purpose. I'm thinking it's for waterwell drilling to break bits off the steel. Maybe a specialized pipe fitting application? Have you bought it yet Rick?
                    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What's this wrench for?

                      I mostly used mine for replacing 30 + year old gal (up to 5") in high rise buildings.

                      Mark
                      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                      • #12
                        Re: What's this wrench for?

                        I have one, I used it on 1", works great, a little big for tight spaces. the one I have goes up to 2"
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                        • #13
                          Re: What's this wrench for?

                          Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                          But why the chain wrench coupled with a pipe wrench? Why the extra weight in combining the 2 tools? Have you bought that wrench yet, Rick?


                          Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                          I should have clarified my first post. I understand how it works, I want to know the purpose. I'm thinking it's for waterwell drilling to break bits off the steel. Maybe a specialized pipe fitting application? Have you bought it yet Rick?



                          no i haven't. but i did see it a couple of days ago. ususally they are missing the chain vise on ebay.

                          robert 1'' is a little overkill.
                          just use your cheater on your channelocks

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: What's this wrench for?

                            Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
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                            no i haven't. but i did see it a couple of days ago. ususally they are missing the chain vise on ebay.

                            robert 1'' is a little overkill.
                            just use your cheater on your channelocks

                            rick.
                            Were you there Rick?

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                            • #15
                              Re: What's this wrench for?

                              Beating your apprentice over the head with
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