Adjustable Hand Wrenches
The true measure of success of a product is when the brand name becomes synonymous with the product itself, eg. Xerox and Gerni.
Adjustable wrench is also known as Bahco in some parts of Europe; it is also known as Swedish key in some other parts of the world. Both terms are an expression of gratitude to the Swedish inventor Johan Petter Johansson of Enköpings Mekaniska Verkstad, who was awarded a patent for an improved design of wrench in 1891.
Petters’ company was merged in AB BA Hjorth & Co in 1916 that had been rebranded as AB Bahco in 1954.
Bahco has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of adjustable wrenches for over 120 years and has been catering to the needs of professionals all over the world.
These adjustable wrenches are designed for optimum performance, and provide users with a wider and more comfortable grip.
With their patented jaw and handle design, they can be conveniently used in confined spaces and are also ideal for pipes, round nuts and bolts.
The 80 series of adjustable wrenches
The Bahco 80 series of adjustable wrenches features a traditional, extra wide, rounded steel handle and thousands of the wrenches have been sold in Australia generally in black phosphate finish. This series of wrenches was the mainstay in the range for the best part of the last century and is still loved by many tradespeople.
The 90 series
After the much loved 80-series that sold very well in the market, Bahco introduced the advanced 90 series of adjustable wrenches that underwent the rigorous scientific ERGO™ process and offers users unprecedented ease of use and more functions then any other adjustable wrench.
This has been possible due to the collaborative efforts of product designers along with the end users that help in creating user-friendly tools.
Some of the important features that make it an exceptionally user-friendly tool and ergonomic are -
• Slip-resistant thermoplastic handle for comfortable grip
• Reversible jaw made from high performance alloy steel
• Maximum opening of the jaw that does not lead to it falling out
When you search for adjustable wrench online, you will come across models such as the 9031-T (8”) and 9029-T (6”). These models feature extra thin jaws, which allow greater accessibility to that confined space. They are small enough to fit into your pocket and ideally suited for use with ordinary and rounded nuts, pipes and bolts.
You can also purchase wrenches of 10, & 12 inch sizes (Model no’s. 9033 and 9035) that have extra wide jaws like the above-mentioned 9031-T (8”) and 9029-T (6”) models.
Bahco is well known for being a pioneer in hand tool design and manufacturing. It has carved a niche of its own and continues to evolve products like the adjustable wrench so that it can fulfil requirements of professionals of tomorrow with its uniquely designed tools.
Find your favourite adjustable wrench online or contact your local Bahco dealer today.
Carters Madras Street
379 Madras Street
Ph: 03 379 0520
Fx: 03 379 3906
- Christchurch Central
George Henry & Co. Ltd.
47 Manchester Street
Christchurch Central CAN 8011
Ph: 03 366 5186
Fx: 03 366 2135