Wrenches come in different shapes and sizes for a variety of jobs. Their main purpose is to help turn nuts, bolts, and other threaded fasteners by force, usually by the user’s hand, to fasten objects in place.
Some of the most common types of wrenches are flat, pipe and adjustable.
- Adjustable wrenches allow you to open or close the jaw depending on the fastener you are trying to tighten. This type of wrench is also great for use in tight spaces.
- The pipe wrench can be self-tightened and has serrated jaws to grip pipe and pipe fittings more securely.
- Flat wrenches often come in different sizes to fit a variety of fasteners to match whatever fastening job you have.
To learn more about wrenches check out our wrenches learning guide. Whether you’re looking to replace old wrenches or buy your first set, head into Ace for some great options.