Versatile Industrial Pipe Wrench

The pipe wrench is typically sturdier than the standard industrial wrenches because of its purpose of turning threaded pipes and pipe fittings. It is important to use the right type of pipe wrench to turn particular types of pipe joints. Our range of pipe wrenches from Protools and Ridgid is suitable for varied types of pipework.

Types of pipe wrenches

There are different types of pipe wrenches that are suitable for industrial use. They include:

         Straight: To tighten or loosen all types of pipes

         Offset: For pipes built in unconventional angles or hard-to-reach areas

         End: For pipes that are built closer to walls

         Compound: For pipes with stiff joints

         Chain: For extremely tight pipes

         Strap: For polished, plated or plastic pipes

It is imperative to use the correct pipe wrench for the type of pipework to be performed to minimise any potential risks of injuries during operation. It can also damage both the wrench and the pipe. Some improper uses of the pipe wrench include:

         Adding a cheater: Do not slip a piece of pipe over the handle of the wrench just to increase the exertion of force as this may lead to the pipe breaking the wrench or the wrench snapping out of position and severely injuring the worker.

         Bent handle: If the handle of the pipe wrench is bent or twisted, it should be removed from the workshop.

         Modifying: A modified wrench may lead to the inability of the wrench to function and may result in injury when more force is applied.

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