What are the different types of spanner?
There is a huge range of spanners. Some are designed for general jobs, others for specific tasks.
At Wonkee Donkee Tools we have compiled a list of the most common types of spanner that you will come across and what they are used for.
Flare Nut Spanners
Flare nut spanners are designed for turning fasteners that attach pipes to another component, for example, vehicle brake pipes. The jaws of the head curve around so there is only a small opening between them. The pipe can fit through this opening and then the spanner can be moved over the fastener.
Ratchet spanners use a ratchet system allowing the fastener to be turned in one direction but not the other. This means the user can turn the spanner back and forth to perform the task without having to remove and replace the spanner on the fastener every time an obstacle is reached.