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What are the different types of basin tap wrench?

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Main types of basin tap wrench, Are there different types of basin tap wrench? Adjustable Basin Wrench 25mm - 50mm 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. To fit sizes 20 to 50mm pipe fittings. There are three main types of basin tap wrench:

1. Fixed basin tap wrenches

2. Adjustable basin tap wrenches

3. Box spanner tap wrenches

Fixed basin tap wrenches

Fixed basin tap wrench, Basin Wrench Basin wrench 1/2in x 3/4in, (15 X 22mm) accurately manufactured from cast iron. Ideal for use in awkward places, eg. back nuts fitted to taps behind sinks or baths.

Standard fixed basin wrench

The fixed basin tap wrench looks similar to a traditional spanner with the addition that its fixed jaws point outwards, perpendicular to the shaft.

This allows it to be rotated on its vertical axis and can be used in much tighter spaces than a traditional spanner. Though you can use it both horizontally and vertically.

327R Basin Wrench 15mm & 22mm - Pro Monument Basin Wrench for fitting back nuts and union nuts of pillar and bath taps behind basins, sinks and baths. Manufactured from strong malleable material, and correctly machined jaws to fit standard nuts 15mm and 22mm (1/2 and 3/4in). There are many different makes and models of fixed basin wrench. Whilst these may vary in price, size, and colour, they all perform the same job of removing backnuts and tap connectors located in confined spaces

Box spanner tap wrenches

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Standard box spanner basin wrench

A standard box spanner tap wrench typically consists of a double-ended hexagonal box spanner and a T-bar handle. It is called a box spanner because it encompasses the nut on all sides as opposed to a traditional open-ended spanner.

323F Tap Back Nut Box Spanner Monument tap back nut box spanner which is double ended, for quick assembly of tap back nuts on basins. Size: 27 and 32mm. Technical Specs Size: 27 and 32mm. Box spanner basin wrenches may be bought separately, without a T-bar handle (so you don’t end up with dozens of spare handles).
170N Stiffnuts 27 x 32 Kit (6 Piece) The Monument 170 has been especially designed for removing stiff backnuts from awkward placed taps and to make tap installation a more rapid process, this tool is for 1/2-inch. BSP and 3/4-inch. BSP taps. The Monument 170 tool stays in position on the tap tail so can be used with one hand and uses mechanical advantage of the thread of the tap tail to remove stiff nuts. Ideal for Monument stiffnuts 27 mm and 32 mm and for 1/2-inch BSP 27 mm nuts, 3/4-inch BSP 32 mm nuts. Comes complete with 3/8-inch cordless drill adaptor and comes with full user instruction manual Technical Specs For 1/2-inch. BSP and 3/4-inch. BSP Taps Stiffnuts 27 mm / 32 mm For 1/2-inch BSP 27 mm nuts 3/4-inch BSP 32 mm nuts 3/8-inch Cordless drill adaptor

Multi-function box spanner basin wrench

There are specialist varieties of box spanners that are designed to remove stubborn or rusted nuts.

For information on how to use this tool see the page How do you use a box spanner basin tap wrench.

Adjustable basin tap wrenches

adjustable basin tap wrench tap spanner back nut spanner bath wrench wonkee donkee tools adjustable jaws plumbing DIY guide The key characteristic of adjustable basin tap wrenches is that they have jaws that pivot, allowing them to open and close so that they can be used with a variety of different sized nuts and fittings.
Adjustable basin tap wrench, Adjustable Basin Wrench 25mm - 50mm 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. To fit sizes 20 to 50mm pipe fittings.

Standard adjustable basin wrench

A standard adjustable basin tap wrench consists of a long shaft, a pair of jaws at one end and a T-bar handle at the other end.

The jaws of an adjustable basin wrench can open and close allowing them to be used on a wide range of different sized nuts.

Adjustable Basin Wrench The Monument adjustable basin wrenches are ideal 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 etc. The swivelling head allows access where fixed spanners will not operate and the solid steel handle has profiled end to allow attachment of socket and extension for longer reach. Correct heat treatment of all components ensures a long life. Supplied with small and medium jaws. Size 15 and 22mm, 1/2 and 3/4 in

Interchangeable jaws

Other types of adjustable basin wrench have sets of interchangeable jaws so that you can use them on a wide variety of different sized nuts and fittings.

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.

Telescopic basin wrench

This is a telescopic adjustable basin wrench which can be extended or retracted depending on how much reach you need.

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Bearhug basin tap wrench

The Bearhug basin tap wrench is another type of basin wrench that comes with two different sized fixed jaws for use on 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch backnuts. They have a small screw in the jaws that can be adjusted to grip the nut flats to make a tighter fit when turning. They also have a clip on the jaws that can be rotated so that it rests on the underside of the nut to aid location.