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crescent wrench/knife

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by nate1714, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. nate1714

    nate1714

    Apr 16, 2005
    I work in theatre and need a crescent wrench on a every day basis.....and i tend to carry it on an every day basis....but being human i tend to forget sometimes....and i always carry my knife...so now im thinking maybe a mix of the two...i found a few spyderco models but i am wondering where else is out that u all know/ recommend.
    Im not getting to to replace my EDC or anything to that sort just more or less as a back up....
    Blade length isnt important beside i prefer something in the 2.5-3.5 in range
    Crescent wrench needs to open to at least 1in.
    I would not mind pliers on it.
    I would not mind screw drivers on it also.

    I work in a tough industry so being able to abuse it and still have it work and not loose its parts is also kinda important to me......


    Thanks in advance

    http://www.atlaspen.com/static/products/465961.php?pv=1&item=465961
    http://www.wholesaleol.com/products/product_photos/small_6340.jpg
    http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=SPBY15
    http://www.knivesplus.com/spydercobyrdrenchsp-by15p.html
    http://www.knifeoutlet.com/shop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=SPYT01PS

    There are some links of what i have found thus far...
     
  2. supratentorial

    supratentorial Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    The SpydeRench and ByrdRench have a 9/16" capacity. The CRKT Guppie has a 1/2 capacity... and the handle is too short to provide much leverage. I have some vintage wrench multi-tools but they also don't have a 1" capacity.

    Unfortunately there aren't very many choices when it comes to wrench multi-tools. :( ...Leatherman (or SOG or Victorinox, for that matter), are you listening?!? ;)
     
  3. nate1714

    nate1714

    Apr 16, 2005
    well is they open to 1/2 in then i can do most the work....so i can settle a bit.....but yes darn it i would LOVE a decent wrench from a main house maker....darn it...::hint hint:: ill even help if u want!!
     
  4. supratentorial

    supratentorial Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    I also have one of the cheapos that are made by Frost. The wrench and blade are passable (had to grind an edge on the blade) but you'd probably be much better off carrying a separate wrench and blade.

    Of the rather limited choices of wrench multi-tools that are available, I'd recommend the SpydeRench or a vintage Lunawerk Feist wrench multi-tool. Here's a photo (Lunawerk multi-tool is in the center):

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    Maybe we should start a petition! :D
     
  5. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Ya know, I have no idea why the memory just came flooding back to me, but my very first gifted knife-like present was given to me by my parents back in 1987. It was one of those cresent wrenches with knife blade, screwdrives, etc. It had my name engraved on plastic scales on the handle, and it was THE present that my dad really seemed to want to give me. I probably lost it within the year:( In all honesty, it was the gift that probably got me on this road to addiction and it completely slipped my mind for 20 years:confused:

    I would think that the Byrd or SpydeRench models would be the best in quality available. Have you thought about locking plyers? Sometimes you can get just as good of a grip with a LM Crunch. I know I use the heck out of mine in situations where a wrench would be the better tool.
     
  6. parnass

    parnass

    382
    Dec 6, 2005
    A Leatherman Crunch can do most of the jobs a Crescent wrench will do, though the teeth may mar the fastener. The jaws have a capacity of one inch.

    I have even used my Crunch as a saw handle. Though it is not visible in the photo below, the Crunch features a slot in the top jaw which holds a jig saw blade and prevents it from wandering.

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  7. nate1714

    nate1714

    Apr 16, 2005
    i never even thought of the LM crunch.....thats might not be a bad idear........
     

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