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xx   TOOL

Tip: Make a vinyl or fabric roll-up case to store a set of crescent or box wrenches.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1984 (v.62#6) pg. 85

Use a sliding breaker bar and an extension to convert your existing socket set into T-handle wrenches.
DIRT RIDER #92 Jul 1990 pg. 93

Review of the most useful varieties of wrenches.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #97 Apr 1967 (v.17#2) pg. 28

All about wrenches. How to select the right kind of wrench for home maintenance jobs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #127 Jun 1971 (v.21#5) pg. 58

How to choose the right wrench for the job. A look at open end, box, combination, adjustable, socket, monkey, pipe, allen, ratchet box, basin, and chain and strap wrenches as well as vise-grip and tongue-and-groove pliers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #158 Nov 1974 (v.24#9) pg. 42

Tips on using pliers and other wrenches correctly.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 90

Use a carpenters hand brace as a mechanics speed wrench by making this adaptor to fit the brace and your sockets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 110

Tip on renewing worn teeth on pliers, vise jaws, pipe wrench, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #290 Jul-Aug 1988 (v.38#6) pg. 96

Tip on fixing an overly-flexible universal joint for a socket wrench.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 84

Tip on making a plywood wrench to remove clean-out plugs from cast iron drain line.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 81

Selecting and using sockets, socket drivers and accessories.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 16

Socket extension is made from an ordinary machine bolt.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 28

Maintenance tips for pliers and wrenches.
HOME MECHANIX #711 Jul 1987 (v.83) pg. 20

A buyer's guide to auto tools. From wrenches to ratchet drivers, here's how to tell the good from the bad and choose the right tool for the job.
HOME MECHANIX #766 Jun 1992 (v.88) pg. 46

Wrenches for the homeowner. What you need and how to use them safely. Both normal and special purpose wrenches are discussed.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 34

A look at the various kinds of wrenches that are most useful for the home tool box.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1978 (v.3#4) pg. 88

Overhead transparency master illustrates several styles of wrenches.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1980 (v.69#4) pg. 10

Plug wrench makes it easy to open 55-gallon drums.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Sep 1981 (v.70#6) pg. 91

Tips on cleaning and repairing a ratchet wrench.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Oct 1988 (v.10#10) pg. 5

Finger-tip wrench, handy when ordinary wrench won't fit. Bent from sheet metal, the finger wrench fits 4 sizes of nuts.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #454 Mar 1966 (v.62) pg. 111

How to spot a good wrench assortment.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #504 May 1970 (v.66) pg. 76

Homemade strap wrench is made from wood and rubber, leather, or cloth belting. Use it to remove round objects such as oil filters, screw-on jar tops, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #620 Jan 1980 (v.76) pg. 64

Automobile ABCs. The right way to use hand tools. Looks at wrenches and screwdrivers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #632 Jan 1981 (v.77) pg. 28

Make box-spanners (socket wrenches) for small nuts and bolts from socket headed cap screws.
MODEL BOATS #497 Jul 1992 (v.42) pg. 17

Make a personalized wrench set holder from machine embroidered denim.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1984 (v.4#6) pg. 16, 36, 47

An impact driver, a handy new tool for loosening or tightening fasteners.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1980 (v.1#5) pg. 16

Tip: Conversion chart shows which metric 12-point socket to use for square-headed threaded fasteners measured in inch-based fractions.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.17#4) pg. 14

How to squeeze more from your plier wrench. Twenty uses for vise-grip style wrenches.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1967 (v.127#4) pg. 186

Homemade wrenches to remove threaded retaining rings like those found on cameras.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1967 (v.128#2) pg. 151

Uncommon uses for worn out wrenches.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1968 (v.129#2) pg. 174

Adapter turns a carpenter's brace into a driver for socket wrench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1974 (v.141#2) pg. 153

Workshop minicourse. Basic procedures for using box and open end wrenches.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1978 (v.150#6) pg. 110

Make your own socket wrench extensions from 1/2" square steel bar.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1981 (v.156#2) pg. 27

Tip: Store wrench sockets on loops of wire.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 60

Tip: Use a box wrench to add extra leverage to a lug wrench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1988 (v.165#3) pg. 28

Wrenches. Tips on selecting and using general purpose and special purpose wrenches.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1989 (v.166#6) pg. 95

Tip: Use 6-point sockets when trying to remove a really stubborn nut.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1989 (v.166#8) pg. 43

Tip on using two combination wrenches to increase the leverage on a stuck bolt when there is not enough room to use a socket with a long handle.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1990 (v.167#5) pg. 44

Tip on stiffening a worn, sloppy, or limp universal adapter (as used with socket wrenches).
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1990 (v.167#6) pg. 48

Resharpen pipe wrench jaws on metal lathe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1964 (v.184#1) pg. 119

Buyer's guide to tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1964 (v.184#1) pg. 174

Things to know about socket wrenches, box, open end and torque wrenches for auto work.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1964 (v.185#1) pg. 78

Tiny socket wrench for model work made from set screw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1966 (v.189#2) pg. 123

Adjustable spanner wrench made from circle cutter. Est. cost: $1.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1966 (v.189#5) pg. 169

Power wrenches. What is available and tips on their uses. Both air and electric models are viewed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1978 (v.213#2) pg. 106

Tip: Make a socket wrench universal joint function easier by covering the joint with a piece of hose or a flexible spring.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1984 (v.225#3) pg. 152

Tip: Use a piece of fuel-line hose as a flexible "socket wrench".
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1987 (v.230#3) pg. 112

Different style of wrenches and when to use them.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jan 1964 (v.35#1) pg. 106

Tip on making special lug sockets to fit radial slotted nuts.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 30

Modify a 3/8" square drive extension bar into a short socket wrench for use when removing and installing engine fuel pumps.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 31

Tip on using two box-end wrenches in combination to get extra leverage.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 38

Tip on using a rubber mallet and wrench as a manual impact wrench to loosen stuck fasteners.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #177 Apr 1991 (v.15#9) pg. 25

Swing wrench tool uses a push-pull action to facilitate removal or installation of hard-to-reach nuts or bolts in minimum-clearance areas.
SPORT AVIATION Aug 1988 (v.37#8) pg. 41

Assemble a wrench for tight places from (1) a screwdriver handle, (2) a fork from a Clevis rod end, (3) a cut off wrench, and (4) a bolt and nut.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1997 (v.46#9) pg. 120

Make a special wrench to loosen wing nuts.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 18

Tip on using an old leather belt and a pair of locking pliers to form an adjustable wrench for stubborn canisters, large pipes, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #74 Nov 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 30

Tip: Make a wooden "wrench" for tightening thumb screws, such as those found on some depth stop mechanisms.
WOODSMITH #32 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 3

Tip: "Wrench" made from wood is used to tighten wing nuts.
WOODSMITH #52 Aug 1987 pg. 3

Tip shows how to make an entended handle for a spanner.
WOODTURNING #45 Sep 1996 pg. 77

Simple wooden wrench for tightening router thumbscrews.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 53

Twenty two varieties of wrenches and their uses are described.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1970 (v.26#4) pg. 38