Spanners are those tools used to tighten or loosen nuts bolts and other tools or objects. There are a wide range of uses of spanners as it is used in almost all the industries and households as well. It is quite common to see normal households having spanners and adjustable spanners for them to repair and fix small plumbing, electrical and other problems.
What is an adjustable spanner
Adjustable spanners work as normal ones that are used to tighten or loosen nuts or bolts. However, it has an adjustable size, the part where bolts fit in to. Since it has an adjustable jaw, different size of bolts will fit into it and can be used to tighten or loosen them. Having multiple different sized spanners and one adjustable spanner is of the same use. One adjustable spanner will work as the perfect tool where you can adjust and use them to perfection.
It is the perfect and most necessary tool for a home garage or a workshop. Workshops and mechanical sheds use these kind of spanners the most and are the right places where you can find different kinds of spanners always.
Branded and non-branded spanners
Nowadays, there is a high demand for branded spanners mainly because of their durability and strength. Branded spanners from reputed companies comes with great strength and don’t break or bend easily. It can be used at any pressure points and it will still bear the force. However in the case of non-branded, normal spanners, most of them are not made at that strength and don’t last that longer as well. They do break or bend according to the forces applied to it.
There are different types or forms of these adjustable spanners and they are,
- A French key
- An English Key
- Chrome vanadium adjustable spanner
- Spanner for hexagonal fasteners
There are also different types of adjustable spanners that are used worldwide today. Monkey spanner is one of them. The origin of the name is still unclear to mankind but it is also one of the oldest adjustable spanner that has been in use for a very long time.
There are also different forms of these adjustable spanners such as those needing a hammer to set the jaw like the taper locking spanners. This needs a hammer to set the jaw to the size of the bolt correctly. However, nowadays, most widely used spanners are the screw adjusted spanner. However, there are few modern adjustable spanners that adjust automatically to the site of the bolt or the nut.
Even digital adjustable spanners are also available today which is used in various industries. However, the purpose of these spanners are all the same, it is just with time, it has revolutionized to a newer form and with technology as well.
Using these spanners, bolts and nuts of different sizes can be easily tightened or loosened with ease and less effort. It has made the life of mechanics and plumbers easy and better.