Adjustable (crescent) wrenches- which ones don’t suck?

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My adjustable wrench game is weak. I need to buy some good ones. Ones that adjust smoothly, don’t have a ton of slop, and hold their setting. What works well for you?
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I’ve had these in my Amazon wishlist forever... someday I’ll buy them.

KNIPEX Tools 00 20 06 US2, Pliers Wrench 3-Piece Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005EXNT2Y/
Those look like channel lock type pliers and not the same as the crescent styled ones we all have, I worked with a mechanic like 30 years ago and when I showed up on the job with my box and he saw the several different crescent styled wrenches I had he jokingly tossed then is the trash and told me to get the proper sized wrench.
 

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Blue Point which is owned and sold by Snap On. In a former life, I was a diesel/heavy equipment mechanic. Over the years I’ve owned everything from Snap On to Craftsman. IMO nothing stands the test of time like Snap On/Blue-Point tools. Even though I’ve been out of the business for 30 years I still buy Snap On when I need a durable tool that I need to last. Buy it once!
 
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Those look like channel lock type pliers and not the same as the crescent styled ones we all have, I worked with a mechanic like 30 years ago and when I showed up on the job with my box and he saw the several different crescent styled wrenches I had he jokingly tossed then is the trash and told me to get the proper sized wrench.
Correct. They are not crescent wrenches, but are also not channel locks. Have a look at YouTube demo of these... they’re pretty awesome. Crescent wrenches are... not awesome. :)
 
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Yes, we all know that adjustable wrenches are not an ideal tool but they are something that I need from time to time.
 

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Thanks for the feedback everyone. Yes, we all know that adjustable wrenches are not an ideal tool but they are something that I need from time to time.
No worries.... I have a set of three different Craftsman branded ones from like 20 years ago and still use them all the time
 

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I have the same Craftsman extreme wrench. It really locks it tight.
 

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I’ve had these in my Amazon wishlist forever... someday I’ll buy them.

KNIPEX Tools 00 20 06 US2, Pliers Wrench 3-Piece Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005EXNT2Y/
I carry a Cobra Wrench in 6" and 12" and Cobra Pliers in 9" and they can handle a lot of jobs. But they are not a replacement to a good set of wrenches and sockets.
 

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I carry a Cobra Wrench in 6" and 12" and Cobra Pliers in 9" and they can handle a lot of jobs. But they are not a replacement to a good set of wrenches and sockets.
Agree, which is why I haven’t yet splurged on these... but they do look useful.
 
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