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Neil Wyatt11/01/2017 21:40:15
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Wilkinsons/Wilko isn't the first place I'sd go to find innovative tooling, but I saw one today and popped in to see if they had the nut & bolt pick'n'mix Rik did so well at. They didn't.

They did have two adjustable spanners of a type I hadn't seen before, and that looks rather well designed, if not for shifting really tight fixings.

If it isn't clear in the pic, the moving element has a V-notch at each end. they also do a larger version, which I thought looked a bit lightly built for the sizes of hex it was for..

Neil

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Michael Gilligan11/01/2017 21:54:02
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That's rather neat ...

Might also prove useful as an impromtu handle.

MichaelG

Neil Wyatt11/01/2017 21:57:48
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It's a bit rattly, but ideal to keep in the glove box.

Neil

steamdave11/01/2017 22:55:54
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 11/01/2017 21:57:48:

It's a bit rattly, but ideal to keep in the glove box.

Neil


For self defence?

Dave
The Emerald Isle

JA11/01/2017 23:22:56
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Looks very neat but there is not a very good grip on the nut or bolt head. I think it is one for the display cabinet.

Stay away from adjustable spanners.

JA

Ajohnw11/01/2017 23:27:35
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 11/01/2017 21:57:48:

It's a bit rattly, but ideal to keep in the glove box.

Neil

surpriseThought your cars had high mileages and didn't have problems ?

John

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Jim Greenhill11/01/2017 23:33:42
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It look like the centre part come out and can turn around the other end having a smaller hex .

This look as it would grip in tight spots

Ady112/01/2017 01:20:54
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These are my favourite unusual types, stanley ratchet wrenches

A set of three cover from 7-23mm on all metric and imperial nuts, not heavy duty, but darned useful

http://images.toolbank.com/images/extralarge/STA487988.jpg

Ady112/01/2017 01:29:39
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There's even an adjustable ratcheting spanner now

http://images.ffx.co.uk/tools/STA072185.JPG

OldMetaller12/01/2017 07:53:07
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Neil, you can get the Wilko pick 'n mix nuts and bolts from their Derby shop.

Regards,

John.

Neil Wyatt12/01/2017 08:40:58
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Posted by Jim Greenhill on 11/01/2017 23:33:42:

It look like the centre part come out and can turn around the other end having a smaller hex .

This look as it would grip in tight spots

No, the centre part grips at each end so the smaller nuts can be gripped in smaller spaces.

Neil Wyatt12/01/2017 08:41:47
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Posted by Ajohnw on 11/01/2017 23:27:35:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 11/01/2017 21:57:48:

It's a bit rattly, but ideal to keep in the glove box.

Neil

surpriseThought your cars had high mileages and didn't have problems ?

John

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Never know when I'm going to see Scooby owner at the side of the road in need of assistance

Neil Wyatt12/01/2017 08:44:44
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Posted by JA on 11/01/2017 23:22:56:

Looks very neat but there is not a very good grip on the nut or bolt head. I think it is one for the display cabinet.

Stay away from adjustable spanners.

JA

It's the only adjustable I've seen that fits four sides of the nut, but things like this are not meant as substitutes for proper sockets & spanners, they are 'get out of jail free cards' for when you get stuck..

Peter Layfield12/01/2017 08:47:03
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At last!! just what I have spent years looking for, A metric adjustable spanner!!, now I cannot remember

what I was going to do with it Peter

Martin Kyte12/01/2017 09:22:41
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It's OK for you modern lot but it wont fit square nuts..

;0)

Martin

Martin Kyte12/01/2017 09:24:43
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I do however have a pair of 14 inch adjustables one right handed and one left handed.

Martin

Michael Gilligan12/01/2017 09:55:14
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 11/01/2017 21:57:48:

It's a bit rattly, but ideal to keep in the glove box.

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Is that 'rattly in the glovebox' or 'rattly in its construction' ?

[serious question]

MichaelG.

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http://www.wilko.com/spanners-sockets+wrenches/wilko-adjustable-socket-5mm-15mm/invt/0427229

 

 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 12/01/2017 09:55:49

Michael-w12/01/2017 11:17:59
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 11/01/2017 21:40:15:

Wilkinsons/Wilko isn't the first place I'sd go to find innovative tooling, but I saw one today and popped in to see if they had the nut & bolt pick'n'mix Rik did so well at. They didn't.

They did have two adjustable spanners of a type I hadn't seen before, and that looks rather well designed, if not for shifting really tight fixings.

If it isn't clear in the pic, the moving element has a V-notch at each end. they also do a larger version, which I thought looked a bit lightly built for the sizes of hex it was for..

Neil

surprise​... I want one!

The small end would do perfectly for my mill drawbar, The 8mm spanners are always too small, needs to be longer for better leverage, I so hope my local branch has got them. Wilko's are makin' waves here.

Michael W

John Flack12/01/2017 13:30:00
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Curious how every one try's to re invent the spanner. At the daily mail home exhibition in 1964 I purchased a couple of SURPANS a spanner cum wrench which gave equal pressure on 'two sides of a nut and you only had two spanners for All household jobs they were/are brilliant. But that said I have a toolbox full of spanners which I use for specific purposes. I think the human brain rebels at the term, and use of universal, there seems more comfort in a tool that has a specific use, or am I illogical?????????

Robbo12/01/2017 15:53:53
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"Wilkinsons/Wilko isn't the first place I'd go to find innovative tooling, but I saw one today " (spelling corrected)

Well Neil, you didn't find anything innovative. Here's a picture of its Grandpa before he went to China:-

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