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    Default Aluminum Pipe Wrenches

    Thoughts or opinions on these?

    I think beyond the weight savings, they'd be great because they wont rust if you end up working in a ditch or out in the rain.

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    They are twice as expensive to do the same job. I think the small ones are a wste of money though if you carry a bunch in the tool bag they sure save some weight. When we get into the 2' range though they are a lot easier on the muscles.

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    if you use them all the time that is what you want...I haven't found any I like as well as Ridgid brand...the ones from china are junk...

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    Reed makes a pretty good one and so does Lennox.

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    The new ones are similar in size to the forged steel ones, but I am not sure if they will take the same beatings. The original ones were so much bulkier that we never used them.

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    From experience I can tell you that if you put a big cheater bar on an 18" aluminum the handle snaps clean off with disasterous results. Steel bends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Griffin View Post
    From experience I can tell you that if you put a big cheater bar on an 18" aluminum the handle snaps clean off with disasterous results. Steel bends.
    I'm sure it says not to use a cheater bar on the tool anyways.

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    Yep, reading dem directions can sure save you a broken tool and 6 stitches to boot (:

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