Chain & Strap
Chain and strap wrenches are versatile tools that let you easily install or remove round objects. They get used most for things like automotive oil filters or plumbing pipes. These tools deliver the flexibility of adjustable wrenches with the ability to work on a greater variety of pieces.
Chain wrenches have a tighter grip than the strap versions. They use a chain that resembles bicycle links to quickly turn stuck objects. Chain pipe wrenches can remove stuck pipes with round connectors by turning either the pipe or the connector. If you use a chain on softer items, like oil filter covers, you run the risk of damaging the item.
An adjustable strap wrench won't scratch or dent your work piece since they usually use rubber or leather straps. You sacrifice some gripping power when you use a strap over a chain. A good combination of damage-free design and high grip strength are heavy duty strap wrenches that utilize high-friction strap material to get a fantastic grip while they still have a soft face.
These wrenches do have some limitations. For smaller fasteners you're better off with open jaw wrenches because a strap handle is often too bulky to grip a tiny nut sufficiently. Make sure you dry off the work surface as thoroughly to get the best grip.
Chain and strap wrenches get around large objects that lack sides to grip. You can use them to change your own oil filter and save time from taking it into the shop, or to get at round pipes. Look at our wide selection of chain wrenches and compare features to determine which one is right for you. Add these flexible wrenches to your tool set today, and make your work easier and more productive.