Types of Wrenches

When you intend to work on mechanical parts that need to be loosened or tightened, you will need wrenches. Let us explore some of the many types of wrenches.

Adjustable Wrench

The adjustable wrench is sometimes called a crescent wrench. As the name says, it can be adjusted to fit bolts, nuts, and screws of various sizes.

Open-Ended Wrench

Open-ended wrenches are a regular in many toolboxes. This type of wrench is typically used to loosen or tighten bolts, nuts, or screws that are hard to reach.

Allen Wrench

The Allen wrench is a key wrench, also called hex key. The advantage of this wrench is that the longer end can help you reach deeper bolts and screws.

Impact Wrench

An impact wrench looks so much like a cordless drill. However, it is a wrench that uses compressed air or power from a battery to drive torque.