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    Now that's pretty cool. It's a pipe vise and wrench all in one. I can see this as being one of those tools that you don't use every day but you are really glad you have it for those times when you do.

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    Would it get my lathe chuck off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcthistle007 View Post
    What Brand or Company makes that Compound Pipe Wrench?? Very Handy.


    I was curious as well, I had never heard of such a thing. The color of the one in the first video along with the USA marking on it suggested Rigid to me, so some judicious googling led me to this:



    I would suppose other companies make them as well, but I did not look any further. Looks expensive but I still kind of want one. The relative lengths of the pivot points and the handle suggest that this can bring to bear some serious leverage for those pesky stuck fittings.
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    Most people just use a piece of pipe (aka a cheater) for extra leverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katy View Post
    Most people just use a piece of pipe (aka a cheater) for extra leverage.
    That's true, but what I think this gadget brings to the table is the attachment that acts as a vise to secure the mating pipe or fitting. Of course you can accomplish the same thing with a second wrench, but trying to manage two pipe wenches and two cheaters, particularly in a cramped or overhead spot, would get clumsy. Especially so if you were working alone.

    Clearly not a tool that you would use every day but as I said earlier, I could see this could really make you day go more easily in some situations. Me, not being a plumber or pipefitter, I would rarely ever need such a thing but I can recall a few times it would have been really handy to have.

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    RIDGID PIPE WRENCH WITH BACKUP

    Thanks Clavius.Yes Ridgid was always the Brand on the land based Oil-Rigs. You were usein them all the time. Smallest size was 12"then 18"then 24"then 36"and the Big 48". I think there was a 72"But very Rare. But always when useing there had to be a Backup wrench to hold unless you were screwing something in or out of a Solid structure. I Figure that most Companies did'nt Buy them has the Freddy Light Fingers would be takeing them home.



    I would suppose other companies make them as well, but I did not look any further. Looks expensive but I still kind of want one. The relative lengths of the pivot points and the handle suggest that this can bring to bear some serious leverage for those pesky stuck fittings.[/QUOTE]



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