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    Adjustable wrench with skinny jaws

    I'm looking to find and use these when taking apart txv valves, the standard jaws on a 12" is too thick on some txv's and pushes in the inlet or outlet pipes.

    Thanks

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    Heres a great adjustable wrench.
    Thin and opens very wide for its size.One of my fav tool in my bag.

    http://toolguyd.com/channellocks-wid...able-wrenches/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Servicepro View Post
    Heres a great adjustable wrench.
    Thin and opens very wide for its size.One of my fav tool in my bag.

    http://toolguyd.com/channellocks-wid...able-wrenches/
    Looks like a good design, these fit the txv heads with out hitting the body or lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Servicepro View Post
    Heres a great adjustable wrench.
    Thin and opens very wide for its size.One of my fav tool in my bag.

    http://toolguyd.com/channellocks-wid...able-wrenches/
    Channel lock brand adjustable wrenches are actually manufactured by Irega and are the best IMO.

    http://chadstoolbox.com/irega-adjustable-wrench.aspx

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    This style works
    Otherwise Sporlan sells one that fits

    http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Hex-Wrench
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    I have the channel lock crescent and I love it, yes it fits on txv connections without interfering

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    I use the older style thin jaw Proto clik stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Servicepro View Post
    Heres a great adjustable wrench.
    Thin and opens very wide for its size.One of my fav tool in my bag.

    http://toolguyd.com/channellocks-wid...able-wrenches/

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    The 12" wrenches are too big for TXVs in my opinion. I've prefer two shorter wrenches on TXVs. The shorter ones work well in tight spaces and have thinner jaws. I dislike the sloppy actions of the cheap wrenches.
    “I am for doing good to the poor, but...I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed...that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by allan38 View Post
    The 12" wrenches are too big for TXVs in my opinion. I've prefer two shorter wrenches on TXVs. The shorter ones work well in tight spaces and have thinner jaws. I dislike the sloppy actions of the cheap wrenches.
    Some txv's are harder to break loose than others, more inches= more leverage, I agree on the jaw width which is why I would like one that doesn't compromise leverage for width.

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    They make four sizes now the short one with big jaws works great for txv's

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    I use my German pliers ... Aka as knipex! They fit perfectly

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