Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PaulCoMat Typical Crescent quality
My biggest problem with adjustable wrenches in the past was jaw wobble and jaws that would not stay parallel. Of course they were not Crescent either. The adjusting knurl is large and well knurled. There is a reference scale on the side with pointer on movable jaw that is pretty accurate and handy for presetting in awkward situation. The actual jaw opening is 1 9/16". There is also an arrow on the handle showing the direction of torque for safest use of wrench and the grip is wide and heavy. And hey, they have a FOREVER guarantee.
January 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WarrenJim Opens up to 1 1/2"!
The 12" Crescent adjustable wrench (item # AC212VS), with a jaw adjustment between fully closed and 1 1/2" full opened is the largest Crescent wrench in my tool box. Actually I now have two sets of Crescent wrenches, one for the basement and one for the garage; I got frustrated at always being where the wrench was not.
The fit and finish of the 12" wrench are fine, no mars or blemishes and no sharp edges. Unlike my 6" and 8" Crescent wrenches however, the 12" inch did not come with a rubberized handle. Since the 12" wrench is alloy steel covered in a chrome finish in cold weather that thing gets pretty cold pretty quickly and gloves are recommended. (Home Depot sells a rubber/plastic material that one can dip tools in to give a rubberized coating and I'm going to give that a try. Working on a car in the driveway at 15 degrees Fahrenheit means cold hands when grabbing this Crescent wrench!).
Made in China - but the guarantee is "Forever"; I worked as a car mechanic many years ago and I've never broken a Crescent wrench. Nice to have the warranty, tho - just because I haven't broken one doesn't mean that I won't at some time.
The adjustable Crescent wrench is just a timeless design - very handy to have around. The 12" for me these days has limited applications - I do mostly minor home repairs and car repairs, not like the old days when I was more active - but still I don't like being without one. For some plumbing applications the 1 1/2" jaw is perfect and when you need to give that extra added leverage that the 8" Crescent isn't offering to move a stubborn work piece the 12" long handle fits the bill. I should also note that there is a 'laser engraved' scale on the wrench head that allows one to set the desired size of the jaw opening without guessing. Nice to have when one can't easily reach the knurled adjustment knob when the wrench head is on the work piece.
I'm not exactly a 'fan boy' of many tools - I've had far too many bad experiences with cheap pliers and screwdrivers and poorly designed power tools - but there are a few that simply work as advertised and are such nice designs that they fill the required need with the least fuss. The Crescent wrench is one of those tools for me.
January 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Larry72450 Adjustable wrench purchase
Home Depot has a good selection of tools and I found just what I needed.
Since they have stopped customers from the 5% discount on their Home Depot card, I dont shop here much. I subtracted 2 stars because of the overall feeling about this purchase.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lmac 12 in. crescent
Quality wrench. Tight jaws so it doesn't slip. I used it to loosen the nut on a tub faucet and it worked great.
April 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hootbro Decent value and quality for a home user
Out of the package, these pliers seem to be of decent value and quality. Chrome finish appears to be good and jaw adjustment is easy with the thumb using one hand. Jaws do have a little slop to them though and are not as good when they previously were made in the USA and now China.
In use, these pliers seem to hold up to moderate use but if using for a high torque application, then upgrading to a fixed wrench or socket will be needed to avoid break these pliers.
For home use, these should do fine. For tradesman use, I would invest in a little better quality adjustable that holds to a tighter tolerance.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PapawJeff One darn tough tool and easy on the pocketbook.
This wrench should give may years of hard dependable service.
Its a good heavyweight contender with a lot of backbone and should handle just about any nut job that comes your way. After all it is a Crescent Wrench Tool.
The handle is wide and smooth rounded for comfort when applying force to tighten or to remove stubborn stuck nuts
This 12 inch model will handle up to a 1.5 inch nut and the handle is long enough to provide a lot of leverage or present plenty of handle to a piece of pipe for additional leverage.
The wrench has laser engravings on both sides of the jaw, one side metric, the other SAE that enable pre setting of the wrench for known nut or bolt head sizes.
Heat forged Crestoloy alloy metal and its chrome finish make this a strong, easy to clean rust resistant tool that any homeowner or professional would be glad to have in the toolbox.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homer Good and heavy wrench
I have been in need of a bigger adjustable Wrench for some time now, I have been using a 10" and a 12" Adjustable wrenches and sometimes having to work hard at times to break an old valve free and as you get older you find that injories cost more than a wrench so with age comes wisdom and with that knowledge I decided it was time to get some new wrenches and I had picked up this 12" and a 15" Crescent adjustable wrench.
February 1, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OpaC Great wrench for the tool box
This took care my needs for my plumbing project in the newly acquired space that is now called a bathroom. My plumbing went well with the Crescent wrench. It was plumbing was a breeze. I've used other adjustable wrenches and haven't had the best of luck. So, why not go back to the tried and true. Should I need a different size, I know the brand I'll buy.
January 12, 2016