Adjustable Wrench - Titanium 4 Inch ( NSN Pending )
Limit 4 Per Customer
Now hermetically sealed!
Members of the military Explosive Ordinance Disposal teams wanted a small, light, non-magnetic wrench for working on magnetically sensitive devices, and this is what we provide them:
Weighs: 26 grams. Less than a ounce
Grade 4 Titanium
Jaw Opening: .52”
6 Tether Holes
Marked "Titanium - CAGE: 5VKB6"
This is a project we have been working on for two years. Most wrenches are forged from tool steel, but It was determined that this wrench must be Titanium. Why Titanium? It’s extremely corrosion resistant. Featuring No/Low magnetic signature. Extraordinarily strong, titanium possesses a greater strength-to-weight ratio than stainless, steel or aluminum. Titanium weighs about 60% less than steel in density, producing tools at nearly half the weight of steel.
This means that the wrench needed to be machined out of a solid billet of Titanium. Making a adjustable wrench in the machine shop i s a lot more complicated than it sounds.
The Ti Wrench is fully heat treatable and scroll down to see one Tony Fabrioli made for himself. The possibilities are endless...
Very well built perfect small task. Love it because its not magnetic.
I have done Repair Work all of my life.
My LIFE has depended upon tools that I have used, since climbing poles in Viet Nam, 1969-70, on call 24/7 and more "Zero Dark Thirty" climbs than I can remember. (I also worked on the companies 3 Phase diesel generator to keep our Avionics & Maintenance Departments running).
So, When I buy a tool, I look for the best, with the knowledge, that my Life ~Has Depended BEFORE~ upon my tools.
So, it is WITH Pleasure that I put out a Fifty Dollar bill for such a small tool!
I could have "Big Boxed" for a "Adjustable Wrench of 4" size, I Already OWN a Crescent Brand 4", but as my Grand Children Packed up EVERYTHING in my last move, I have NO Clue where it is.
And that Big Box Tool, "might work, maybe", THAT is not good enough for me.
This Titanium Adj. Wrench, IS THE BEST Craftsmanship I own, It is beyond "Knipex Brand" in quality, And that is no small accomplishment.
ABSOLUTELY no "Wiggle, Slop, or Excess Movement", OTHER than the direction you want to move the jaw! YET it moves So Smoothly, that it is Pure Joy in my hands.
I have no doubt, that my Great Grandson, will say the same in 40 years or so!!!
Best wrench ever, super smooth action!
Well made, nice sharp clean edges, well machined. And very light, but that should not be surprising.