open-end wrench


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open-end wrench

[¦ō·pən ¦end ′rench]
(design engineering)
A wrench consisting of fixed jaws at one or both ends of a handle.
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* Open-end wrenches provide gripping power on two sides of the head with another side open so the wrench can be placed on a nut, which might not be accessible to a closed or box wrench.
The box end slips over the top of nuts and bolts instead of sliding in from the side like an open-end wrench. With either end, you'll generally need to slip the en closure over the fastener after every turn.
Push up on the lift rod until the stopper is all the way down, then torque the setscrew down with an open-end wrench or a small pliers.
He can remove the rocks carefully with a dull object like a stick or open-end wrench.
However, when we try to remove the bifilar expandable pin with a crow's-foot wrench and a breaker bar or an open-end wrench, there's only limited space inside the bifilar to get a turn on the nut.
It's far preferable to have handy a good quality adjustable wrench, or better still, open-end wrenches that are correctly sized for these fasteners.
The lane and approaches are lined with 16-foot by 55-inch panels of welded artwork creatively composed of old farm tools, hay rake wheels, wagon wrenches, implement seats, open-end wrenches and horseshoes.
Brissette said she expects about 50 volunteers each day and asks them to bring whatever construction equipment they can, including shovels, 6- and 8-foot ladders, manual post hole diggers, electric and battery-operated drills, ratchet sets, open-end wrenches, Allen wrenches, tape measures, levels and extension cords.