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WEST MARINE
Adjustable Packing Nut Wrench

$19.99

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Model # 290280 | Mfg # 51008
Better than a pipe wrench

If you are not equipped with wrenches that fit the nuts on your stuffing box, we suggest you purchase TWO of these. Why? Because you will need two to make an adjustment: One for the locking nut and one for the adjusting nut. These wrenches tend to be easier to use than pipe wrenches especially in tight engine spaces where many boaters must work.

  • Primary Usage: Adjust/remove inboard shaft packing nut
  • Material: Cast chrome plated steel
  • Size: 1" to 3" adjustable
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Adjustable Packing Nut Wrench

Dimensions 1 to 3 Inch Adjustable Jaws
Material Cast Chrome-Plated Steel
Type Wrench

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West Marine Adjustable Packing Nut Wrench
 
1.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Flimsy construction (4)
  • Not effective (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (4)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

The tool was everything I thought it would be

By Jimmer

from Mooresvillie,in

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Flimsy Construction

Best Uses

  • Small Projects

Comments about West Marine Adjustable Packing Nut Wrench:

Wrench was poorly made.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was very fast.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Broke on first use

By Les

from Naples, FL

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction
    • Not Effective
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine Adjustable Packing Nut Wrench:

      The slider jaw cracked on the first application of pressure to turn a stubborn locknut on my sailboat's stuffing gland. Luckly I could get a big channelock pliers into the space and hold the gland with a pipe wrench. This would be a useful tool if better made.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor design makes it unusable

      By M. DeCamp

      from Channel Islands, CA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Effective
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine Adjustable Packing Nut Wrench:

          I purchased this tool last weekend to adjust the lock nut on my boat's shaft packing gland. It's very difficult to find cresent-style wrenches that open to 2". A pipewrench can be made to work, but the jaws are too wide for the space and chew up the soft brass nut. A traditional "spud" or lock nut wrench is made for this purpose.

          Unfortunately, the design of this wrench is very poor. The jaws slide back and forth on a slot that is so sloppy that you can't lock the jaws effectively. As soon as you apply pressure, it slips and the jaws are no longer parallel.

          Thank goodness for West Marine's no hassle return policy.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          This Wrench is PURE JUNK

          By Captain Bill

          from Port O'Connor TX

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Looks like it would work

          Cons

          • Adjusts but doesn't lock
          • Flimsy Construction
          • Not Effective
          • Poor design
          • Poor Quality
          • Too light for the job

          Best Uses

            Comments about West Marine Adjustable Packing Nut Wrench:

            The idea is great. After using this tool I had to go back to larger crescent wrenches. The biggest problems were: it's too light for packing nuts bigger than 1", it doesn't lock in place and is constantly slipping. The "hook" would be great if the wrench didn't constantly slip open or close.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Wretched Wrench

            By Skipper Gee from Exploits

            from Nova Scotia, Canada

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Cast construction
              • Flimsy Construction
              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

                Comments about West Marine Adjustable Packing Nut Wrench:

                I bought this based on the on-line recommendation and the claim that it was "better than a pipe wrench". I bought 2 of these. After struggling for hours to get a fit around the packing nut and locking nut, I went to the local hardware store and bought 2 pipe wrenches. In less than a minute I had the stuffing box nut loosen.The [*] design is that it is constructed from case metal and uses a wing nut to tighten. The adjusting screw is sloppy so getting a good fit around the nut is hit or miss.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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