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Old 26-05-2016, 06:29   #1
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Trogen Spanner Thingy Recommended

Hi dudes and dudetts,

I purchased one of these a few weeks ago and thought I might let you all know about it.

It's not a pair of multi grips, even though it looks like it. It operates like a spanner and I think it's fantastic for undoing bolts and nuts. It's adjustable, then you just squeeze the handle to lock on and turn. Unlike multi grips there are no serrated grips.
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Old 26-05-2016, 06:36   #2
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Re: Trogen Spanner Thingy Recommended

Thanks for the recommendation. There's an additional benefit for me when I come across such a tool. It usually inspires me to discard older unused things that Iv'e collected.
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Correction to my post

I said they are not 'multi grips'. But apparently, according to their web site, that's exactly what they are..

250MM ‘QUICK JAW’ MULTIGRIP PLIERS | Trojan Tools

I purchased them a couple if weeks ago in a hurry when I needed some new multi grips. I was then disappointed because frankly as multi grips I thought they were terrible, so I through them in my tool bag. Then last week when I was doing some work on my boat, I lazily reached for them to undo a bolt because my spanner tool box was a massive two meters away. You know ho it goes.

And I was surprised as to how easily it operated as a spanner. Any size nut or bolt. Without slipping on the nut like multi grips do and without damaging the nut as traditional multi grips do. I thought I had discovered a new multi spanner. I thought perhaps they should call it a 'multi spanner' or a 'shifter'.
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Re: Trogen Spanner Thingy Recommended

I have a new wrench like this but a different brand (German). It is a very useful tool on a boat. It was expensive but worth it.
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Nah, 6 point Snap-on sockets, come on, boy! []

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Looks interesting, Do they make them for left handers
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Re: Trogen Spanner Thingy Recommended

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Looks interesting, Do they make them for left handers
Ozsailor, Since you're approaching the bolt from "downunder", the right handed tool will work for you!
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Duh, should have realised that
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Ozsailor, Since you're approaching the bolt from "downunder", the right handed tool will work for you!
😳 Hmmm, are you manipulating for a rise?
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Do you suppose they make it in metric?
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Re: Trogen Spanner Thingy Recommended

Looks like slip joint pliers had a baby with a monkey wrench. Looks useful.
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