Automatic Adjustable Wrench: Power Tool meets Hand Tool
by Mark R
If there is one thing that I can’t stand, it is using a crescent wrench on bolts where you can’t go in from the side. I was putting together a bed the other day, and I found that turning a bolt in a “pinch” position caused the adjustable wrench to become unadjusted, and I had to constantly readjust it with the annoying threaded control.
The Automatic Adjustable Wrench has the threaded control, but is designed to electronically adjust to whatever nut or bolt you’re turning with a touch of a button. As you can see, the device even has a tiny meter on the side so you know exactly what you are getting.
The wrench is adjustable up to 32mm or 1-1/4 inches across. The tool itself is 8 inches, and powered by 2 AAA batteries for 220 foot-pounds worth of torque.
One of the questions that the Automatic Adjustable Wrench is silently asking is what is the line between power tool or hand tool. Most repairmen would probably go for just using a simple power wrench, but if the bolts are too long, you need something for torque’s sake.
The Automatic Adjustable Wrench is made by famed power tool manufacturer Black and Decker, and is available everywhere for about $30 (ballpark price).