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    Needed an extra pipe wrench for a job so I went to HD and to my surprise all I saw was Husky brand wrenches. After having bad luck with cheap pipe wrenches I prefer to stick to Ridgid. so I bought the Husky reluctantly and it does not seem as good - like cheap wrenches it frequency does not catch the pipe while turning and having to frequently adjust the knob.


  • #2
    Strange, my local HD has 5 different RIDGID pipe wrenches available
    for pickup today, and 10 other size/types available for order.

    Or look on CL or FB Marketplace if you want a warm one. :-)
    Yard sales or flea markets are another possibility. Of course if you
    need it now those choices don't work.

    I would find a local plumbing supply (likely the most expensive choice)
    or Ferguson, Grainger, or Ace Hardware or look online before I bought
    any other brand pipe wrench.

    https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/where-to-buy

    I've used other brands and they all suck in my opinion.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
    "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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    • #3
      Unfortunately I was in a rush and needed the wrench the next day for a job so no time to hunt around. I have not bought any tools at HD in quite a while so i was expecting all the pipe wrenches would be Ridgid as I recall the last time I looked. So I thoguht it would just be case of picking it up and leaving.

      I think they had only one tool out of the entire toolset - not just pipe wrenches - that was Ridgid. I guess Husky is HD's own brand correct? - so I guess they are now trying to push that over the Ridgid tools.

      I need to try to plan for this more carefully the next time. I agree with Bob that all other brands of pipe wrench I have tried - and now that includes "Husky" - suck

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      • #4
        Yes, Husky is a Home Depot brand. I have a couple hand tools that are Husky. A set of screwdrivers that I received as a Christmas gift a couple years ago that have held up well and I use for servicing the tractors and equipment. The other is a pocket level which I believe is made by someone else and rebranded as Husky. I've had that for about 10 years and it is still in good shape and accurate.

        Other than that, I don't have any Husky tools.
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
        "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

        https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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        • #5
          Yes I too have a few Husky tools in my toolbox and a few bigger items like the portable worktable. They are all ok. For some reason only Rdigid seems to make pipe wrenches that work well.

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          • #6
            My local Home Depot last time I was there had only one 18 " RIDGID pipe wrench ... They have Husky and Millwaukee pipe wrenches now. I have both steel and aluminum RIDGID all sizes to 36 " ... A 48 " old Stillson and about a year ago bought a long handle 14" aluminum Crescent and have no complaints .

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            • #7
              I only have a couple aluminum wrenches. One of each, 14", 18", and a 36". I prefer to use them most of the time.
              "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" ? Bob D. 2006
              "?ǝɹɐ sɹǝƃuıɟ ɹnoʎ ǝɹǝɥʍ ʍouʞ noʎ op `ʍɐs ǝlqɐʇ ɐ s,ʇı"

              https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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              • #8
                I have pipe wrenches up to 24" but all steel. I guess I did not want to pay the money for the aluminum ones back when I got those. The Husky I just got is aluminum. I admit it is nicer to not have it weigh as much especially when trying to hold it at odd angles.

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