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Ratcheting-up the capabilities.

The self-adjusting ratcheting pipe wrenches added to the Proto tool lineup has no nut; instead, it has a spring-loaded hook jaw that adjusts its opening to the work size and tightens as the user bears down on the handle. The jaw is made from forged steel and includes a special tooth design to tightly grip the work. The spring-loaded jaw keeps the wrench on the work when the worker lets go. A thumb trigger is used for quick removal. The jaw includes a ratcheting action that allows one-handed operation. The ratcheting action also means that the user doesn't need to drag the teeth across the work, so the tool can be used on hex nuts without rounding the heads. It comes in 10" and 14" lengths with jaw capacities from 1/2" to 2". The cast iron handles have a wide gripping surface. Stanley Proto Industrial Tools

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Title Annotation:New Products
Publication:Modern Applications News
Date:May 1, 2009
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