One of the most helpful, useful tools that I have around the cottage is one of the last things you might think of. It’s a 10-Inch Pipe Wrench like the kind plumbers and pipe fitters use on a daily basis.
I have a few pipe wrenches laying around because my father was a plumber, but the one that comes to hand all the time is my 10 incher that I recently purchased. Pipe wrenches are used to when you are joining pipe, using unions, and the like, which is something we all do to some degree when we are hooking up the cottage plumbing. But that’s not all, the lightweight of the little ten inch wrench means it is great for working around the wharf, or other things involving nuts and bolts. For instance, today I was able to use my little wrench to get a grip on a screw that had the head stripped. The serated teeth of the pipe wrench help to get a grip on almost anything.
The small size makes the wrench great for getting into tight spots, like under the camp trying to fix a broken water pipe, or fiddling with a tough bolt on the garden tiller.
Sure, I have vice grips, pliers, adjustable wrenches, sockets and so on, but, I find myself reaching for the 10-Inch Pipe Wrench more often than not these days.
If you don’t have one already, I suggest you add one to the cottage tool box, I think you will be glad you did.
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