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  • #16
    Re: Pipe wrenches

    I would check prices becasue it was cheaper for me to replace a 14" than to rebuild it also check few supply houses jeff

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    • #17
      Re: Pipe wrenches

      charlie, let him buy the new wrenches and put the good jaws from them on yours and give him your old jaws on his new wrenches.

      problem solved

      anything else you need my advise for

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #18
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        I got a pair of 18s in '78. Were you earlier than that?
        I got out of the Army in "71", I'm thinking (that's a long time ago) I bought a pair of Aluminum then. I know I was using Iron ones before the Army, but when I saw those light weight ones, I had to have them.

        I did a lot of screen changes in two inch wells and that required screwing and unscrewing a lot of 1" joints. The aluminum wrenches were a life saver.
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        • #19
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          Can you not file them down?

          I would stick with your irons all the way.

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          • #20
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            Originally posted by gobby View Post
            Can you not file them down?

            I would stick with your irons all the way.
            i did file them down but dont last
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            • #21
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              I'd buy the new heel and jaw AND buy a new set of wrenches.

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              • #22
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                A few months ago I bought some new wrenches, Ridgid, brand new with tags still on, for cheaper than I could replace jaws... from the well-known auction site. You can get some killer deals if you're patient.

                I've got some aluminum in the larger sizes, and they're nice when crawling around under the house. Although I have an old 36" steel wrench (not Ridgid, but I've forgotten what make) that isn't too bad. Of course I'm not slinging them all day, either.

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                • #23
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                  You said the boss would buy you jaws, case closed. I went aluminum on everything over 12" now, gettin weak in my old age. LOL
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                  • #24
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                    i am going to order new jaws because 2 of the wrenches are my own and they will replace the jaws but i did not ask if they would replace my wrenches with new . there is nothing wrong with the rest of the wrench
                    Charlie

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                    • #25
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                      Originally posted by papadan View Post
                      You said the boss would buy you jaws, case closed. I went aluminum on everything over 12" now, gettin weak in my old age. LOL

                      I'm there at 41. Most all I use is aluminum.

                      Most are Ridgid, somehow a Lenox was bought in the equation and my 2 footer is aluminum from harbor freight.

                      Hasn't broke yet and serves the purpose well.
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                      • #26
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                        Originally posted by DUNBAR PLUMBING View Post
                        I'm there at 41. Most all I use is aluminum.

                        Most are Ridgid, somehow a Lenox was bought in the equation and my 2 footer is aluminum from harbor freight.

                        Hasn't broke yet and serves the purpose well.

                        A harbor freight pipe wrench? Dunbar, Make sure you're not up on a ladder with a cheater on that 2 footer when it lets go.
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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by geno gardner View Post
                          A harbor freight pipe wrench? Dunbar, Make sure you're not up on a ladder with a cheater on that 2 footer when it lets go.
                          Got that right ..No way I would ever buy a real tool from Harbor freight..The smell of pop metal and chinese packaging materials walking in that place sickens me
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                          • #28
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                            Nothing but Ridgid steel wrenches here. We use them every day, all day, unless we are hanging main.

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                            • #29
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                              Nothing but Ridgid steel wrenches here. We use them every day, all day, unless we are hanging m
                              Don't mess with this guy, he's probably got arms like thighs.
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                              • #30
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                                well i replaced the jaws on 2 -18" and 1 -24" wrenches and they are like new all for under $60
                                Charlie

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