Bought. Don’t need. Might need eventually. Probably going to be like the pass through socket set I bought three years ago, used once, and now it sits in the toolbox. Whatever, for twelve bucks if it gets me out of a jam once it’s worth it.
Let’s get something straight here. This is NOT the only wrench set you should own. You should have a proper sized wrench for the bolt/nut you need to tighten/loosen, not to mention open vs closed ends.
That said, on occasion you have an oddball situation where you need an oddball wrench.
The following story can be found in sundry publications from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries:
That handy tool, the "monkey-wrench", is not so named because it is a handy thing to monkey with, or for any kindred reason. "Monkey" is not its name at all, Charles Moncky, the inventor of it, sold his patent for $5000, and invested the money in a house in Williamsburg, Kings County, where he now lives.
Although this story was refuted by historical and patent research in the late nineteenth century, it appears to have been inspired by a real person. Charles Monk (not Moncky) lived in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn in the 1880s where he made and sold moulder’s tools, not mechanics’ tools like a monkey wrench. He could not have invented or named the “monkey wrench” because he was born after the term, “monkey wrench”, first appeared in print.
@Tadlem43 probably cost more than the $6 to ship it to someone by the time you count time, cost etc. Most likely cheaper to get two sets and give one to Goodwill, Salvation Army etc. (or save one for the office Christmas gift exchange)
The write up reminds me of an incident that happened to a friend a little ways back. He thought he torxed something when he was trying to put a square necked shirt on his greasy monkey to get to the store to buy more shampoo, and in hindsight he probably should have used a round neck, but he was taking Charles with him since he’s light and small. In a lot of pain he went to the emergency room and they stripped him down for an examination. Dr. Watson gave him a look that made him feel ashamed and told him he ruptured his spline. He could feel himself-tightening as Nurse Johnson patted his hand. The Dr. called for 6pt of blood and as Dr. Merrick was putting him under he said he remembers hearing “make it 12pt because this is going to take a lot of skil to fix what he’s done”. They weren’t even sure if they had the right tools to do the job. If only they had a second set… maybe… just maybe… but only time will tell. It’s just GUT-WRENCHING rethinking what happened. See what happens Meh when you play favorites with the time zones - I get bored (and there’s no one to play with).**** mmmmmeeeehhhhhh
@RiotDemon Dammit, that set is available at two stores in my radius, one being the store that I drive past on my way home. There’s absolutely nothing in there that I don’t already have but… it’s tools and now I want it. You bastard!
@RiotDemon If I remember my church time metaphors, I think it’s something about uh… maybe good parenting causing your offspring to be a force for good in the world / or just Christian-wise? Something like that, probably…
Wouldn’t venture a guess what it meant in its original context.
Well its been at least a few days since I’ve thrown money at this site for needless gadgets that at least look nice stacked up in various places around the house. ( finished-radical-chameleon) So there ya go.
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Mehbe a blessing in disguise. I was hoping they would sell out most of the day so I wouldn’t buy them. After I broke down and clicked to order them, I took a second to double check I had my new card in the system, and it sold out by the time I completed order.
@bedroomblueyes You are hereby cordially invited to click on meh.com at midnight Eastern, daily, to see what’s for sale. Come as you are and BYOB, it’s a casual affair. Light snacks may be provided but you should probably count on having dinner beforehand, or @huja’s photos may make you hungry. Cant wait to see you there!
@djslack why thanks for the invite was not aware I could do so…but thanks to your suggestion I will forget my real life and do just that…I live for staying up till midnight in anticipation of what GREAT!! deal meh.com will be providing for the day…lol…thanks again…
These have arrived, and they look like they should be pretty decent. Came in separate boxes for each wrench with each set in it’s own plain white box (i.e. lots of packaging, or great if you want to gift them…). Haven’t needed to use one yet, but planning to use the ‘extras’ I got as b-day, father’s day presents. The other 2 sets will reside in the shop and house. Time will tell how good these are, but they seem pretty hefty and well made. Hopefully looks will not deceive.
@phatmass There was probably a good reason these aren’t very long and knowing how tight techs can wrench on bolts, it doesn’t surprise me. I have other seemingly better ratcheting wrenches, but wouldn’t generally use even those to break bolts free. Thanks for testing these to the limits of destruction for us.