ben if you need a wrench like that, you must be a seabee:rotflmao1:
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:D and a large one:eek: tool;)
Hmmm, Looks like its made for trying to hold on to something that a person has no business trying to hold on too:D
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?
It is to clamp on the pipe then levers to multiply force.
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.
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?