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How to Choose a Basin Wrench?

October 8th, 2019 by Kima Sargsyan

Basin Wrench: Buyers Guide

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Our today’s guide is about the basin wrench. A tool that is a must-have for all plumbers but also for people who like to do some repair stuff in the house by themselves. Basin wrenches are designed to remove nuts that are located under the sinks and basins and other hard to reach areas. Below we have gathered the top qualities that a good basin wrench should have.
Here are the top features to look for when shopping for a basin wrench:


When it comes to choosing a basin wrench having versatility is very important. There are multiple different tasks to perform when working on sinks and toilets. Definitely, you need a wrench that can work with nuts as well as pipes and more, so that you may work more efficiently.

Basin Wrench Weight

Another factor when choosing a basin wrench is weight. Having a lightweight basin wrench is advantageous since usually, you use only one hand in order to access certain pipes and lines. This can be very tiring and the solution to this problem is to get a basin wrench that is lightweight.

Adjustable Basin Wrench

Some basin wrenches have an adjustable head. Due to its spring mechanism, an adjustable head automatically adjusts to the size of the nut and provides a tighter and more engaging grip. And more importantly, you do not need to constantly re-fit the wrench as the spring allows the nut to remain engaged with every turn.

Length of the Basin Wrench

When working on sinks and toilets, you often deal with nuts and pipes that are located in hard to access places. Taking into consideration the fact that you need to access nuts and lines located in the back of basin and in a tight and difficult to operate places, the length is an important factor. Before buying look for a tool that can not only fit through tight spaces but also reach the needed area.

These are the most important factors that you need to consider before purchasing a basin wrench. Whether you are a professional or a DIYer, these tips can be useful to find the right basin wrench.

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