Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 18
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Worthless
Save your time and money and buy a 1 1/2" socket. The hex-nut lip on the element is to shallow to effectively use this tool. Additionally, I did not have a screw driver skinny enough and long enough to get enough torque on the element wrench to even have a chance of getting out the old element. Lastly, the quality of the element wrench was terrible. It did not snugly fit the nut on the old or new element. Rather, it was loose and if an individual were ever to get enough torque to possibly get an element out they would have stripped the nut on the element causing a bigger problem. This tool is worthless.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tken Works well
Did what it said now i have one if i even need it again.
April 21, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Knucklebuster What a piece of junk
Made from poor quality steel(?). It wouldn't stay on the element nut to turn it. I had to take wood blocks and wedge it in place. When I tried to turn the wrench, the element nut "machined" the "wrench" back into a tube. Caveat: My water heater element was twenty years old, factory installed and had no thread compound on the threads. Even with a real 1 1/2 socket, Kroil and heating ; it was a bear.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gabby fit perfectly
fit the heater element perfectly. It's a wrench..no moving parts.. not much else to say
April 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by doiturself Horrible Tool!
The tool was built or designed to be used by hand. I could not find a metal rod strong or small enough to fit in the small hole on the tool in order to provide torque on the tool to remove a stubborn heating element! This tool kept slipping off the end of the heating element each time I applied pressure. This tool is not to be used if you have a heating element that is stubborn and won't come out. I ended up buying a 1 1/2 inch socket and socket wrench to remove the stubborn heating element and with the greatest of ease!
April 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Evan Possibly the worst tool for the job
If you want to drain your hot water tank and then spend an hour turning a hexagon into a circle then this is the tool for you. If you want to change your hot water heater elements then I strongly recommend you find something of better quality.
September 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ARDEE It worked
I read the poor reviews and was skeptical. Despite the bad reviews I bought one because there wasn't another option short of buying an 1.5" socket which would also need a 3/4" drive ratchet. If it turned out to be junk like the other reviews, I'd just take it back.
Well, in short, this tool worked - I was able to remove my heating element using it. I can see how it could easily strip out because it didn't exactly fit snug on the nut; however, I was careful to approach the nut straight and apply plenty of pressure. I used a long sturdy screw driver which is a must to apply the torque needed to break the nut.
In short, it worked for me.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Proper tool for replacement of water heater elements.
When diy'ing a bad water heater element you need a deep 1 1/2" plumbing
socket tool and this is the standard for that job. You will need to furnish a screwdriver or long rod to turn the device as there is not a rod that comes with
the socket. I already have a set of these in various sizes for other plumbing jobs but the largest one is one size too small for the heater element.
March 11, 2014