Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DrDave Good Idea; Execution Not as Impressive
This is an extremely solid, well-built tool. It feels hefty in your hand and has a great grip. Right away you feel like this is going to be a solid tool for just about any application. That feeling goes away when you start to put it into use, though.
Having an open end hex nut wrench like this is a great idea, freeing you up to do one-handed release or tightening of nuts in tight places. The wrench provides a thumb-slide mechanism to open the jaw and allow you to wrap it over and around the nut. The pull required on that thumb-slide is enormous, though. I could not get it more than about 3/4 of the way back, and my wife could only get it back about 1/2 of the total travel. You can overcome some of this resistance by leveraging the nut to push on the jaw while you pull back on the thumb slide to snap the jaw over the nut, but that's more difficult to manage when trying to remove the tool when you're finished (see pictures below).
The second problem I found is the jaw and base end of the nut-gripping surface is made up of flat metal plates all running parallel to the tool face (see the picture below). This causes a lower grip of the tool's jaws on the nut than a surface with ridges running perpendicular to the tool. Especially when the nut is wet, the tool has a tendency to slip and can round off the nut's gripping ridges - something you don't want to happen.
These aren't necessarily fatal flaws in what could be a very capable tool, but you'll have to be the judge of that. I liked the idea very much, but this didn't seem like it was really what I was hoping for. It won't be in my go-to toolbox, but I will keep it with my specialty tools and will pull it out on those occasions when the need seems to suit it.
October 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MikeLikesIt All in one tool
This all in one tool replaces all your SAE and Metric wrenches. It self adjust wrench from 3/" to 3/4" or 10mm to 19mm.. One hand operation with a thumb trigger to open the jaws of the wrench. It's a little stiff but it needs to be to hold on to the nut. I tried all sizes it works well. Then only thing I didn't test was a nut or bolt that the hex part of the corners has been strip away. Didn't have any around to test that. It looks like it would still grab the hex nut. All in all the wrench is well made and should last many years of use.
October 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HandymanMike interesting concept but needs improvement.
This product is a very interesting concept. Open end wrench's can be very heavy when you carry multiple of them. The more you have on a work-belt, the more they fall out. The more you have, the more you have to search through to find the right size. Pain right? Trust me, I'm all for finding a multi sized open end wrench all sizes in one, but this isn't it. Why?
First off, 99% of the time a technician uses an open end wrench, is to get their wrench around something in such a tight space that a drill and or socket wrench will not fit around it. So on one hand as far as space above the bolt/nut, this still fits. but as far as space around the bolt/nut, this is much bulkier then a typical open end.
Second, and more pressing problem, is the design itself doesn't always work. most of the time it simply slips the nut/bolt. I tried this thing for a while but ultimately went back to my good ole solid open ends. For the price this is worth a shot, but I hope to see a version two of this in the future, more finely tuned.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zushe Most innovative product
Wonderful product - it addresses the age old problem of not having the right size wrench. Perfect.
November 26, 2014