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Offline kevin 638

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pipe wrench
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:05:37 AM »
found this wrench it has no makers marks on it any info would be great thank you

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Re: pipe wrench
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 09:28:02 AM »
Welcome to Tool Talk !

First- That is not a pipe wrench, it is a monkey wrench. Pipe wrenches have teeth on the jaws to grip pipe.
Second- Many companies have made those wrenches starting way back in wrench history.

If you carefully clean it, you may find a clue on the upper jaw or on the shank between the adjuster and the handle. It looks like a Coes pattern wrench, once again, made by many.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2017, 09:29:41 AM by Papaw »
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Re: pipe wrench
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 07:21:45 PM »
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Offline kevin 638

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Re: pipe wrench
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 12:44:19 AM »
thank you papaw I am a steamfitter I know that type of wrench is not a pipe wrench we call um valve wrenches just a bad habit called it pipe wrench thank you I will look for marks where you said with a little cleaning got a few others that have names that look quite similar  ill get some picks thank you

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Re: pipe wrench
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 10:50:20 AM »
Let us keep in mind, that pipe wrenches (tongs) did not always have teeth. The early pipe tongs relied on the binding action to grab the pipe. Some companies played off the tong design, and added teeth to 1/2 of the jaws. Then of course Mr. Stillson invented the current version, that has both upper and lower jawed teeth, but still also relies on the binding action as well.

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/0a/6e/08/74e6f28c13b1c5/US22157.pdf


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