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Offline Crispycritter

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Wtb big wrenches sae
« on: February 22, 2023, 06:58:34 PM »
I need wrenches bigger then 23mm and 1 1/4. Upto 36mm and 2in not looking to drop a ton may 9 to 15 each plus shipping not to concerned about brand . 

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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2023, 08:51:11 PM »
You may need to up your budget a bit on the biggees. Just sayin'

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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2023, 09:07:04 PM »
You may need to up your budget a bit on the biggees. Just sayin'
i could. Do 200 to 250. On a wrench set that cover 1 5/16 to 2in if its usa made

I found this hoped maybe someone had a similar set https://www.ebay.com/itm/251283286155?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=tXrsbC4mQ2e&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=afRINawmTe6&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2023, 09:31:02 PM »
Dustin , that EBay set has a lot of sizes you are unlikely to use ever , for metrics Id just grab 24 (same as 15/16), 27( same as 1 1/16) , 30mm , 32 , 36(same as 1 7/16) and 41.


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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2023, 10:08:12 PM »
Dustin , that EBay set has a lot of sizes you are unlikely to use ever , for metrics Id just grab 24 (same as 15/16), 27( same as 1 1/16) , 30mm , 32 , 36(same as 1 7/16) and 41.


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can i explain im ocd and the skipped number irks out of that set id probably only use 3 .. Id rather buy just sae cause that what i encounter on hydraulic fittings thats mostly what the big wrenches are for............ The main sizes i need are 1 5/16 1 3/8. 1 1/2 1 5/8 and 2in.. Those are the main sizes i encounter but again im ocd and dont like skipping

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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2023, 10:19:24 PM »
Going to drop a recommendation that you look at Cripe Distributing, either via their website, or on Ebay, with that username.

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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2023, 06:22:26 PM »
Going to drop a recommendation that you look at Cripe Distributing, either via their website, or on Ebay, with that username.
ill check them out

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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2024, 09:02:48 AM »
My advice for sizes beyond 1 & 1/4" as follows.  Wrench wise I have sizes to 1&1/2". The ONLY reason I have sizes beyond 1&1/4" was through the years every so often I found some great quality USA brand wrenches in those sizes too cheap to pass up. I mean like $8-10 a wrench.  Had they not been so cheap I never would have added them. The need was simply not justified for anything but dirt cheap used prices. Most of those wrenches I have had for several decades. Only once or twice have I ever had  need to use one of them.

Unless they are USA quality and stupid cheap, take a pass. Like as not you will never need them.
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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2024, 02:54:06 PM »
Other than sockets, The biggest combination wrenches I have are 1 3/8.. And metric is 35mm.. When I come across the need for bigger size, I simply machine one up... At the prices of the biggies, i can do a lot of machining!

My larger Snap-On sizes up to 1 3/8" 





I have several sets of Craftsman to 1 5/16"







My biggest Craftsman got to 35mm



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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2024, 05:32:20 PM »
When you need them then it's always a nice feeling to reach into the drawer, pat yourself on the back, and know you're covered. I got lucky when the big sized Craftsman Pros were on clearance about a decade ago -- stocked up then. Before that time my largest SAE wrench was in the old Wards Powr-Kraft set from 1977, and was 1-5/16". IIRC the largest metric wrench I owned up to that point was in an Easco set and was 35mm.

That said, many young mechanics I know opt for the the much less expensive Jumbo SAE and Metric HF Pittsburgh sets. They get the job done --

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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2024, 07:55:13 PM »
I have combination wrenches up to 2".  SK and Power Kraft I believe, I'd have to take a look.  When I'd see them used for $10 in good shape, I couldn't pass them up.  Rarely have used them, but like GF said, nice to have if you need them.
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Re: Wtb big wrenches sae
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2024, 03:10:01 AM »
Im not one for sets , happy to buy just odd ones when I see them and the price is good . So there is a fair smattering of brands
Sae or af
Metric
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Even some Whitworth, the snap on 9/16 is just for scale


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