Knipex 8603250 10-Inch Pliers Wrench

There are tools in the world that can be a bit on the pricy side, but are worth every penny. The German-made Knipex 10″ pliers wrench is one of them. This single versatile tool can replace just about any crescent wrenches and/or channel-lock pliers you’ve got in your kit. (Maybe you can use those old things as “loaners” while keeping the best tool for yourself πŸ˜‰)

With the press of a button, the lower jaw of the wrench can be adjusted between 17 settings, each of which allows you to squeeze the handles for a firmer grip. The leverage-multiplying mechanism (10-to-1 ratio) makes this easy and comfortable to do, with no wrist strain at all.

The two jaws are always parallel to one another no matter how wide you open them (1ΒΎ” max), and they sport smooth surfaces rather than serrated so they won’t damage bolts and whatnot. This full-contact grip allows them to apply a great amount of torque for their size, and they even have a quasi-ratchet action that can come in handy in confined spaces.

The company’s promo video shows it in action:

There’s simply no substitute for a tool like this. Get one for $51 on Amazon.