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Old 4th November 2009
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just saw this on another site, strikes me that it may be a handy addition to the tool bag.
http://www.blackanddecker.com/Produc...roductID=21388
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I got one of them around 30 years ago.
Use it for work, it's ok for some jobs but is a bit bulky to get in to tight places!
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You could get away with just an adjustable wrench. If you have a socket wrench, I've used the Gator Grip (Endeavor Tools) for a lot of tasks in the past. Of course, nothing can beat the actual tools, and wrenches get in tighter spots.
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Good find..I could use one in my tool bag 'cuz space is really tight.
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Interesting tool. How do they get 16 socket sizes? It looks like it would be 8.
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A ha:
Black & Decker’s ReadyWrench is like a full socket-set in one handheld spanner, although the marketing claim that it has 16 different socket sizes is a little misleading.



The only thing we don’t like is the claim to work at 16 sizes, when there are clearly only eight sockets. Black & Decker gets to this figure by assigning a metric and SAE size to each.
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Interesting tool. How do they get 16 socket sizes? It looks like it would be 8.
Ha,ha, looks to me like to get 16 sizes you would buy 2...lol...
I did see them at Big K Mart, but I thought they were 2 different ones, one metric and 1 SAE, not sure though... They weren't with the Craftsman tools so I suspect they were also B&Ds or something else...
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just buy 2 of 8 as no doubt will probably round of or break if it aint American Iron........................just a tought i tinks.....hhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmm
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just saw this on another site, strikes me that it may be a handy addition to the tool bag.
http://www.blackanddecker.com/Produc...roductID=21388
Most essential on the road tools I carry in my Lick's Solo bag, but I appreciate the fact you're trying to suggest a fine tool out here.
Imho that alone is repworthy.So please have some
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I'm a tool nut, but after B&D's motorized tape-measure, their 'innovations' seem like a joke to me. And rounding a metric size to the nearest standard, just to claim 8 more sizes, doesn't seem like something that'd make me too happy to round a bolt off on the road. Not much more room for a full set of sockets and a ratchet. I've actually only been carrying an adjustable wrench and another, made by Crescent, called the Rapidwrench, that is adjustable, but orients over the bolt, like a socket, for hard to reach places.
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