I found the wrenches from the $.99 cent store very easy to modify. I
needed a 15/16" open end wrench that was only 1/8 inch thick to hold the
water pipe between the wall box and the leaky washing machine shutoff
valve. It only took a few minutes with a grinder and file to get a
Mike Rambour wrote:
> Sometimes, you just have to go to SEARS and buy something close and
> take the bandsaw and TIG to it.
> SEARS because you will cut it up right away so no need to spend
> money on high quality and SEARS wrenches are not bad to begin with.
> Bandsaw it up to what you need and TIG weld exactly the way you need it.
> Sorry, not much help but my method works quite well.
> On 05/20/2010 03:16 PM, Randall wrote:
>> A 'normal' box-end wrench generally has the handle attached at the
>> top of
>> the box section, so that some fraction of the wrench sticks out like a
>> socket does. Eg, the RH side of
>> What I'm looking for is a ratcheting wrench that has a similar offset.
>> Anyone know of something like that?
>> The situation is a nut on a stud, with only about 1/2" clearance from
>> end of the stud to a nearby frame member. The nut holds a flanged
>> where the flange sticks up to cover about 2/3 of the nut, so an ordinary
>> "flat" GearWrench doesn't get a very good grip. An ordinary box end
>> will work, but is somewhat tedious ... Ok, I'm getting lazy in my old
>> So far, this is all I've come up with:
>> which would do, but I'm hoping the listerati will know of some
>> -- Randall
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