What is a no-hub wrench used for?
Wheeler-Rex No-Hub Coupling Wrenches tighten or loosen couplings in just a few seconds and can be used with most 3/8″ reversible electric drills. They feature automatic clutch in torque heads to prevent over and under tightening.
Do plumbers use torque wrenches?
The no-hub torque wrench is ideal for plumbers’ and pipe fitters’ work on couplings, pipe installation, and no-hub cast-iron work like installing soil pipes. This commonly “T”-shaped handle on this wrench is easy to use in various environments and provides a high degree of accuracy with torque pressures.
Should you push or pull a pipe wrench?
Always pull, rather than push, a wrench for greater control and balance. That way, if the nut or bolt should suddenly loosen, you’re less likely to go flying. Never try to get more torque from a wrench by using a cheater bar or other device to extend the leverage.
What is an end pipe wrench?
An end pipe wrench has a head at a bit of angle and is designed to be used on pipes close to the wall or parallel work. An offset pipe wrench is used to grab onto pipes at awkward angles or in tight spots.
What are soil pipe cutters used for?
Model 238-P Powered Soil Pipe Cutter cuts cast iron pipe quickly and easily in tight spaces.
How is the size of a pipe wrench determined?
Pipe wrenches are classified by the length of the handle. They are generally available in sizes from 6 inches (150 mm) to 48 inches (1,200 mm) or larger. They are usually made of cast steel.
What is the most commonly used torque wrench?
Click-style torque wrenches
Click-style torque wrenches are the most popular type of torque wrench. This style of wrench can be set to a specific torque level by twisting the base of the handle to match up with the desired setting on the handle. It’s also affordable and accurate, though not as durable as a beam torque wrench.
Which pipe wrench is used to hold the big diameter of a pipe?
The adjustable pipe, or Stillson, wrench is used to hold or turn pipes or circular bars. This wrench has serrated jaws, one of which is pivoted on the handle to create a strong gripping action on the work.
How does pipe wrench work?
A pipe wrench has two serrated jaws that are tightened and dig into the pipe for grip. The top serrated jaw adjusts up and down to fit different size pipes. The unique feature of a pipe wrench is that the teeth will only grip when turning the wrench in one direction (see above), so it almost acts as a ratchet wrench.