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Not sure I ever would have thought I would be excited to buy a 3ft pipe wrench yet here I am. Took it home for $40 off CL. You guys have me addicted to steam...
EBEBRATT-Ed said:Aluminum is better but you wouldn't get one fpr $40. I don't know what the one you got is worth new. Maybe $150-2000
That's a good wrench, as long as the jaws are in good shape.All Steamed Up, Inc.
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Hi @fxrgrunt , If you find the wrench slipping on pipes, you can sharpen the teeth with a small grinding wheel in a Dremel tool. And it's a nice tool that can double as a barbell!
You used to be able to buy the bottom teeth set with or without the upper jaw or as @Larry said, you can sharpen the jaws with a Dremel. I used to use a 3 cornered file. both work but the Dremel is faster. Just wait till you get to use a 48", 60", or a 72" pipe wrench2
They look to be solid. The guy said he bought it years ago and thinks he used it once and then it just sat around and moved house to house with him. I always was a firm believer that I have never waster money on a tool. Thank you for the sharpening recommendations!0
Assuming it's not radioactive or something, sure thingHomerJSmith said:
... I found it in the street. Lucky me!
HomerJSmith said:Harbor Freight has alum pipe wrenches for a reasonable price. I got my alum 24" pipe wrench for free. I found it in the street. Lucky me! Sure beats my Ridged 24" in terms of weight.0
A few years ago I priced new jaws (I think both jaw and hook), 36" was $91.71 24" was $43.66.
New 36" iron wrench was 163.10......new 36" aluminum pipe wrench was $192.40.
If buying new today I would sure spring for the additional $30.00.
I got mine at an auction, don't recall price. It does have a tapered handle, not the rounded that most have.
A cheater pipe fits over it better and it might weigh 1 pound less, which is noticed and good.1
IIRC Reed tool still makes an 84" chain wrench. Must weigh 100 #.retiredguy said:
You used to be able to buy the bottom teeth set with or without the upper jaw or as @Larry said, you can sharpen the jaws with a Dremel. I used to use a 3 cornered file. both work but the Dremel is faster. Just wait till you get to use a 48", 60", or a 72" pipe wrenchTrying to squeeze the best out of a Weil-McLain JB-5 running a 1912 1 pipe system.1
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