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How do you use an adjustable basin tap wrench?

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Adjustable Basin Wrench 6mm - 25mm These basin wrenches have adjustable spring action jaws that maintain an automatic grip on pipe fittings. The forged steel jaws turn 180 degrees for greater flexibility. Essential tool for use on compression fittings, copper or polythene, on basins and baths. Adjustable Jaw Tool for 6 - 25mm

Step 1 – Know how your basin wrench works

It is always useful to get to know how any tool works before you use it, especially if it is new to you.

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Step 2 – Have a fair visual of your work area

Position yourself so that you have a fair visual of your working area – although the tap backnuts or fittings may be out of easy reach, they need not be out of sight. This may be difficult as tap fittings are often in awkward and hard-to-reach places.

Being able to see where you are working will be a great help.

Adjustable Basin Wrench 6mm - 25mm These basin wrenches have adjustable spring action jaws that maintain an automatic grip on pipe fittings. The forged steel jaws turn 180 degrees for greater flexibility. Essential tool for use on compression fittings, copper or polythene, on basins and baths. Adjustable Jaw Tool for 6 - 25mm

Step 3 – Tightening or loosening?

Set the adjustable basin wrench to either its position for turning clockwise (tightening) or turning anti-clockwise (loosening). You can do this by flipping the jaws 180 degrees over its pivot.

If you are using a telescopic basin wrench, set your handle to the desired length (see below for more information).

Adjustable Basin Wrench 6mm - 25mm These basin wrenches have adjustable spring action jaws that maintain an automatic grip on pipe fittings. The forged steel jaws turn 180 degrees for greater flexibility. Essential tool for use on compression fittings, copper or polythene, on basins and baths. Adjustable Jaw Tool for 6 - 25mm

Step 4 – Attach jaws

Attach the jaws to the nut or fitting you wish to turn.

Due to the tool’s spring-loaded jaw, this may require a little jiggling and repositioning.

Adjustable Basin Wrench 6mm - 25mm These basin wrenches have adjustable spring action jaws that maintain an automatic grip on pipe fittings. The forged steel jaws turn 180 degrees for greater flexibility. Essential tool for use on compression fittings, copper or polythene, on basins and baths. Adjustable Jaw Tool for 6 - 25mm

Step 5 – Rotate handle

Once you have the jaws in the correct position, hold the T-bar handle and rotate the tool in the direction you desire. You may have to hold the tap to stop it spinning as you rotate the basin wrench.

Adjust the T-bar handle for extra leverage if needed.

How to extend a basin tap wrench with telescopic handle

781T DIY Telescopic Plumbing Basin Wrench Monument D.I.Y. telescopic adjustable basin wrench is designed for use in tightening or loosening nuts in awkward positions, particularly those underneath basins or baths. The teeth on the jaws will grip uneven shapes as well as pipes, hexagons, squares etc. The swivelling head allows access where fixed spanners will not operate. Technical Specs Weight: 825g. The telescopic basin wrench has the same parts as a standard adjustable basin wrench, with the addition of a spring-loaded locking button and holes for various levels of extension.
781T DIY Telescopic Plumbing Basin Wrench Monument D.I.Y. telescopic adjustable basin wrench is designed for use in tightening or loosening nuts in awkward positions, particularly those underneath basins or baths. The teeth on the jaws will grip uneven shapes as well as pipes, hexagons, squares etc. The swivelling head allows access where fixed spanners will not operate. Technical Specs Weight: 825g. When the telescopic basin wrench is fully retracted, the locking button will be at the T-bar handle end of the tool.
781T DIY Telescopic Plumbing Basin Wrench Monument D.I.Y. telescopic adjustable basin wrench is designed for use in tightening or loosening nuts in awkward positions, particularly those underneath basins or baths. The teeth on the jaws will grip uneven shapes as well as pipes, hexagons, squares etc. The swivelling head allows access where fixed spanners will not operate. Technical Specs Weight: 825g. To extend the handle, depress the locking button so that it clicks inside the body of the handle.
781T DIY Telescopic Plumbing Basin Wrench Monument D.I.Y. telescopic adjustable basin wrench is designed for use in tightening or loosening nuts in awkward positions, particularly those underneath basins or baths. The teeth on the jaws will grip uneven shapes as well as pipes, hexagons, squares etc. The swivelling head allows access where fixed spanners will not operate. Technical Specs Weight: 825g. Whilst holding the locking button down, extend the handle by pulling the inner section outwards until the locking button clicks into the desired hole along the body.
781T DIY Telescopic Plumbing Basin Wrench Monument D.I.Y. telescopic adjustable basin wrench is designed for use in tightening or loosening nuts in awkward positions, particularly those underneath basins or baths. The teeth on the jaws will grip uneven shapes as well as pipes, hexagons, squares etc. The swivelling head allows access where fixed spanners will not operate. Technical Specs Weight: 825g. To return the telescopic basin tap wrench to its original position, reverse the above processes until it is fully retracted.