Use this to remove lug nuts from a truck when the owner loses the anti-theft adaptor. This and a 24" wrench backing it up is unstoppable as long as you have clearance to get a good bite. It also is indispensable for installing and removing faucets, opening and closing corporation cocks (water line main shutoff valves) and any valve that is in a pit that can be reached.
I was trying to install nuts to fasten the faucets in place on a pedestal sink and could not tighten them no matter what I did. To add to my frustration, the pedestal sink was siliconed and fastened to the wall so removal of the sink wasn't something I wanted to do. I had been using a generic basin wrench from Home Depot which I have had pretty good luck with - however, it did not work in this situation. I reluctantly purchased the RIGID wrench considering the much higher price but saw that the wrench part was different and I was really out of options. Wow! This wrench made the impossible possible. It gives so much more clearance than other wrenches and also grips nuts more tightly. The telescoping feature is also a nice touch. I did a couple more faucet installations and am thrilled with this purchase. Yes, it is much more expensive than generics; however, I gave this tool 5 stars for value since there is no other tool that can match its performance and save so much time and frustration. Highly recommended!
much better gripping mechanism, telescoping handle is very helfpul, fits in tighter spots than generic wrenches, excellent build quality
much more expensive than generics