If you are going to work on some plumbing in your home or, business and need to use a pipe wrench for the job you will need to know which pipe wrench to use. Using the right type of pipe wrench can make the job you are doing go much faster. The brand of your pipe wrench can also make a difference. If you use any thing but a Ridgid Pipe wrench you probably will have some troubles.
Here is a simple guide to which pipe wrench is used for what.
Standard Pipe Wrench
This type of pipe wrench is a standard pipe wrench that is made out of steel. Steel pipe wrenches are great for working on pipes in open areas. The only disadvantages of steel pipe wrenches is that they can get heavy the bigger they get.
Aluminum Pipe Wrench
This next pipe wrench is also a standard pipe wrench but it is made out of Aluminum. These type of pipe wrenches are more expensive then standard steel pipe wrench but aluminum pipe wrenches are quite a bit lighter then the common steel pipe wrench.
45 Degree Offset Pipe Wrench
This type of pipe wrench is called the 45 Degree Offset Pipe Wrench. It is great to use in places where there is not that much room to swing the wrench. These pipe wrenches come in both steel and Aluminum.
Offset Pipe Wrench
This type of pipe wrench is called the Offset Pipe Wrench and you can probably see why by looking at the picture. These pipe wrenches are a must have in extremely tight places where you have no swing at all. They also come in both steel and Aluminum.
The Ridgid Pipe Wrenches made the Ridge Tool Company are of high quality and have become the industry standard for pipe wrenches among plumbers and pipefitters.