Author: B. Szafranski (Buffalo, ..
The manufacturer commented on the review belowSee comments As a retired mechanical engineer and collector of hand tools I decided to investigate this Crescent update on a 90-year-old adjustable-wrench concept. I have one of what I believe to be the original ratcheting adjustable wrench (to see the original perform a search for U.S. Patent 1,469,533). That tool’s patent was dated Oct. 2, 1923 and awarded to Henry D. Rahling of Buffalo NY and assigned to Cygnet Mfg. Co. of Buffalo, NY. The original wrench had limitations in that it wouldn’t work on larger fastener heads. Plus, the fasteners of that day were often square, which made that limitation worse. The original was probably doomed by high manufacturing costs, too, but at least it was manufactured to a high level of quality.I decided to buy four of these new Crescent ratcheting adjustable wrenches: three as gifts and one for me to thoroughly review. Needless to say, I’m very disappointed. First, let me say that the wrench, for the most part, does what...Read more