Stanley adjustable wrenches have a reputation of being the most effective wrenches on the market, considering the price/quality ratio. The Stanley 87-369 8-Inch adjustable wrench is a perfect wrench for a variety of uses and is must-have in your toolbox.
The size and dimensions of this wrench are the standard specifications for 8-inch wrenches. However, it is lighter than most similar wrenches and weighs only 8.8 ounces. It is forged with chrome vanadium steel, which is a steel alloy and provides this wrench with adequate strength and leverage.
The wrench meets or exceeds ANSI specifications, and the chrome finish ensures that it stays corrosion free, while providing it with a smooth finish. It comes with a handle hole at the base of the wrench that makes it easy for hanging and tethering as well as being handy for storage purposes.
This wrench also has a limited lifetime warranty which covers malfunctions, defects or part replacements of this product. During adjustment, the wrench maintains its size, and does not become too loose or too tight and gets the job done perfectly. The adjustable jaw has scale markings on both sides, on one side it is marked in millimeters and the other side is marked in inches.
Pros and Cons:
This is a versatile product which can be used for a broad variety of tasks. It is reliable and durable and due to the superior quality of its materials, it is guaranteed to last long-term and be able to withstand high-intensity usage.
The adjustable jaw has sufficient capacity to accommodate most sizes of fasteners with ease. It also works well without ever compromising its torque and leverage ability. The larger handle offers firm grip without causing excess stress on the hand.
The main complaint that associated with this product is that the jaw can sometimes move a bit and has to be readjusted and the adjustment screw binds up sometimes.
Why should I buy it?
This wrench is perfect for home improvement and any other layman tasks. It comes at an inexpensive price point, a lot less than other adjustable wrenches of the same quality and product features. It is especially suited to household repair tasks. Although due to its size it might not be able to fasten very large nuts, its extra-wide capacity and adjustable jaw make it adaptable to most larger nuts and bolts. The scales on both sides mean that you can precisely check the size of the fastener required for a particular opening.
For this price tag, this wrench is perfect for everyday use and will last quite a long while without rusting. It also fares quite well when compared to more expensive wrenches from premium categories.