Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robe Great strap wrench
Great strap wrench. I agree with others that there are no instructions for proper use, but as with any wrench, the manufacturer probably thinks that if you are buying the wrench, you know how to use it already. There are a lot of incorrect ways to use this, but only one correct way. When used correctly it grips even polished fittings well and the long handle provides plenty of torque. The more torque you apply, the tighter it grips. This type is far superior to the ubiquitous plastic handled/rubber strap wrenches most people are likely familiar with.
If you don't know how to use this type of wrench, youtube "how to use a strap wrench", or some variant and you will find some pretty good instructional videos.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Sturdy construction, works great, enexpensive.
This is probably the best strap wrench I have found in this price range. The only one that would be better is made by Rigid and costs about 5 times as much. It works great on anything larger than about 1" dia.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EdQA No instructions required
I used these in the military, it's a very simple strap wrench and anyone with any amount of mechanical ability can figure it out. Very sturdy tool.
January 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYGARY Simple, well made tool
I needed to tighten a 4" PVC threaded fitting. The cast aluminum handle and polyester strap are strong and should last forever. Wish the instructions were better, but easy to find a you tube video online.
November 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DG50 Made Well, Works - Terrible Instructions
I was hesitant to buy this based on the two previous reviews, but I needed one, didn't want to wait to buy one with better reviews online, and this was all I could find locally (other than a plastic one).
I agree with a previous reviewer in that the instructions are terrible. They provide two pictures on the back, but I have never used a strap wrench and wasn't quite sure how to make this one work.
I found a video online and after that it easy to use. I used it on a union check valve that was supposed to be hand tightened, but it had been painted and I could not get it to break by hand. This, with some elbow grease, helped me loosen it. I didn't have any issue with slippage.
I also used it on a container of PVC cement that I could not get opened. It was a little more difficult for that use (not sure it's really intended for it) because of the shape of the container. However, after carefully putting the strap on the lid and being able to keep it down on it, it broke real easy.
This has some heft to it, so it doesn't feel cheap, like a plastic one. The nylon never slipped on me for either use above.
If they would have provided better instructions I would have given it 5 stars.
April 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John Don't buy this
Poor instructions. Slippery strap, won't grab smaller smooth pipes such as shower head arms.
March 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jonesdeini Horrible
This is not worth $20 and did not even come with instructions. I had to watch a youtube video just to figure out how to use it
December 29, 2013