Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 2000 – #12

By Plant Engineering Staff August 1, 2000

Wrenching nutsProblem: All too often, conventional muscle power can’t loosen a tight nut or bolt. How can I increase my wrenching power?

Solution: Use two wrenches. Put the box end of one wrench on the stubborn nut or bolt. Then take the box end of the second wrench (rotated 90 deg) and put it over the open side of the first wrench. Leverage, and pushing or pulling power, is substantially increased.

Contributor: Michael D. Beck, Olathe, KS

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