These days, when I need an
adjustable wrench, I find myself reaching for my Girard.
Again, while my modern version
works, it definitely lacks heft and feel that this antique
has. I use this wrench for installing bolts in some of my
projects, and it works great for lag screws too.
I have also used it to install
large hooks and eyes. With the adjustment you can get a good
grip on the hook/eye, and you have plenty of torque to turn
In closing, if you run across
one of these old monkey wrenches give it some consideration.
I find them to be often
superior to a modern version, plus they are way cooler in
your toolbox. It is quite useful in both my woodshop, and
for around the house projects. I am very glad I ran across
this little gem; it has become a welcome addition to my
Mountain City, TN