Aluminum Pipe Wrenches

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Dlarrivee

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