Everything You Must Know About These Adjustable Spanners


Anybody who is involved in any kind of DIY project often has to encounter certain problems like the absence of proper sized tools to tighten any nut or bolts. As a result, you may fail to do a quality job. Here, your adjustable wrench or spanner can be a very useful tool for you to fix that problem.

To know what size of your wrench that probably you need, you need to first assess for what kind of job you need such a tool. There are about 3 to 4 different varieties of adjustable wrenches available that can handle almost all jobs.

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Adjustable wrench

As mentioned before, an adjustable wrench can always be a handy tool for any DIYers that are used for tightening or loosening components that have been screwed together. All these items  generally are :

  • Bolts
  • Nuts
  • Pipe fittings

These adjustable wrenches are also known as a spanner. You can perform several tasks in your home and this tool should certainly be present in every toolbox. Usually, an adjustable spanner will be bigger than any non-adjustable counterpart.

Also, your adjustable wrench may have a certain movable and locked jaw that will allow you to make adjustments for the task at your hand.

How you can use an adjustable spanner

Adjusting any spanner is quite simple, and normally it involves just turning a screw that is also called a worm screw, which is mounted on the base/side of your spanner head. The worm screw often is located at your handle’s top, where it will meet the lower or the heel jaw.

  • First Step

First, identify the right size of your nut or bolt that you want to tighten or loosen.

  • Second Step

Now turn the mechanism of the screw on your tool for opening or closing the spanner to your required setting.

Based on which manner you want to turn your screw mechanism, the spanner’s jaws will start opening or closing accordingly.

  • Third Step

After opening or closing the lower jaw for the necessary width for your fastener that you are turning, you can just place it over your nut or bolt and double-check that your spanner can easily get a proper secure grip over it. You may have to adjust further until it can.

  • Final Step

After you have got your tool to properly grip the fastener tightly as needed, you may proceed as you want to do with any other spanner (non-adjustable) turn your fastener right for tightening it or turn left for loosening it.

As any high-quality tools of such type can deliver a very tighter grip on any nut or bolt if used properly, then you may often find it necessary to loosen manually again the jaws of your adjustable wrench after turning your fastener to the required degree, to easily get it removed from the head.