By Rob Beschizza at 6:19 am Tue, Jul 28, 2009
They call this a “monkey” wrench, despite it not being a monkey wrench. It’s an crescent style adjustable wrench. A monkey wrench is similar to a modern pipe wrench.
Really retrojoe? And I call it a spanner or adjustable spanner to be more precise.
@Heatherb> Well, spanner or wrench it’s still not a monkey
The “Monkey Wrench” comes straight from the Japanese copy, where they call it a “Digital Ratchet Wrench Type”
Really? Because a spanner wrench and monkey wrench are pretty much the same thing in the UK. The monkey wrench is an adjustable wrench (spanner in British English) and it should actually be a Moncky wrench. But then we wouldn’t want to split hairs would we?
This is an adjustable wrench. “Spanner” is a derogatory term for person of Spanish descent.
Maybe where you come from. But no place I’ve ever been in…
It’s a “clÃ© Ã molette numÃ©rique”.
If you want to split hairs, a monkey wrench is a type of adjustable wrench/spanner. But not all adjustable wrenches are monkey wrenches. It is misused here.
Dis ol’ hammuh, it shine like silver…
You take things far to serious Retrojoe. I honestly didn’t even care.
Enough of this back torque…
Well in my industry (music) we call it an AJ.
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