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5.0 out of 5 stars They must have some geniuses working at Black and Decker!, June 21, 2006
This review is from: Black & Decker AAW100 8-Inch Auto Wrench Adjusting Wrench (Tools & Home Improvement)
This is the best new tool to come along in twenty years. What a great idea and excellent implementation of it. This is the coolest crescent wrench I have ever seen. It makes it so easy to work on projects where you have different size nuts to tighten and especially when working where space is limited. The electric adjustment on the wrench is amazingly quick. I mean you hit the switch and it's snug up against the nut ready for you to start turning. This wrench is not fragile either. It can apply as much torque as a regular crescent wrench. It is amazing that it is not that much bigger than a regular wrench. It will fit in all thoses tight nooks and crannies where sometimes you need to get a wrench into. Amazon doesn't have any in stock yet so I found mine at Lowes Hardware. The Thornton Colorado store sold their whole display in one day. I drove up to the Longmont Lowes to get one and it was well worth it. GREAT TOOL!
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Initial post: Dec 29, 2006 9:32:09 AM PST
Thor JR. says:
Is it a Black and Decker wrench or Crescent wrench? You mention both brand names in your review.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2006 9:14:02 AM PST
I can help answer this one.. In 1907 the Crescent Tool Company introduced their version of the adjustable wrench to America. The "crescent" adjustable wrench was a hit and people started referring to it as "hand me the crescent wrench." Crescent is a trade name just like "Vaseline" is really petroleum jelly, but everyone refers to it and ask for Vaseline". The Auto Wrench is a trade name and is manufactured by Black & Decker and it refers to a motorized automatic adjustable wrench. The adjustable wrench will be having a 100-year anniversary coming 2007.. The Auto Wrench is probably the most radical and unique compliment to the manual crescent wrench in the last century. The Auto Wrench is the new household name for automatic powered adjustable wrenches.

Posted on Apr 22, 2007 6:54:26 PM PDT
R. Graham says:
What happened to Auto Mechanics Class in school or dad and son working on a project? A real Crescent wrench is made by Crescent as "J. Wrench" described. It also refers to every other brand of adjustable wrench in the toolbox from 6" to 48" and beyond. It's also known as a "fit all." "Knuckle buster." "Idiot wrench." No matter who made it - it'll be what you call it.

PS. Pipe Company didn't invent the pipe wrench.

Posted on May 8, 2007 6:59:21 PM PDT
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Posted on Jan 24, 2008 7:38:27 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 24, 2008 7:38:58 PM PST
lowspeed says:
I disagree... they make those quick adjustable wrenches with different methods. for example this: Apex Tool Group AC8NKWMP Rapid Slide Adjustable Wrench, 8-Inch

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2008 11:38:03 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 16, 2008 11:42:45 AM PDT
OJA says:
What a helpful and informative post, Thor JR

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 7:40:05 PM PST
HMMWV says:
I've used the b&d motorized wrench and could not in good faith ever give the product 5 stars, not even 4. It has less grip on the nut than some of my woodworking clamps or vice grips do. This 5 star review would appear some clever advertising. Who does Mr. Mau work for? Is he an engineer at B&D's tool division who produced this wreched tool?

I will agree that the wrench is very intolerant of improper usage - i.e. turning it the wrong way (there is a proper turn direction with an adjustable wrench to prevent dislodging the adjustable piece - powered or not you do need to only use them one direction or else they will back off the nut)

That problem alone would cost this product a single star in any proper review. The news did a review on reviews the other night - stating that many so called reviewers are plants from the mfgr or marketing & distributing companies.
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