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SK Automotive Hand Wrenches

If you do any work on cars or trucks, whether it be professionally or for yourself, you know how having the right automotive tools can help. Wrenches by SK are one type of tool that you want to have available in your toolbox. Without them, it is nearly impossible to perform any type of automotive work.

How do you pick out wrenches?

Choosing wrenches can be overwhelming, especially if you are not very familiar with tools in general. You need to be sure you are purchasing the right wrenches for the job at hand. Here is what you need to know when you are ready to fill your toolbox with some quality SK wrenches:

  • Measurement Standards: You will notice that wrenches come in two different measurement standards: one in metric sizes measured in millimeters and one being the American standard equivalent in inches, which is in increments of 1/16-inch. With each standard, the wrench size is based on the measurement of the bolt or nut you need to remove or put into place.
  • Handles: SK wrench handles are generally available in various sizes, from 5 inches all the way up to 2 feet. If you need a lot of torque force to twist a nut or a bolt, select a longer handle. You will also need to consider if the work you need to do is in a tight spot; if so, you may not want a longer handle. In short, select a wrench based on the job that needs to be done.
  • Wrench Sets: In many cases, you will want to go ahead and get an SK wrench set that has graduated sizes. This will ensure that you will have any wrench size on hand when you need it.
  • Materials: If you will be using your wrenches frequently or know you will be applying a lot of torque force to them, you may want to invest in ones crafted from stronger materials such as a metal alloy.
How do ratcheting wrenches work?

A ratchet wrench is a mechanism that holds in one place when going one direction and then releases when turned the other direction. Ratchet wrenches, also commonly known as socket wrenches, have a 90-degree ratchet attached to the handle. This SK wrench comes with its own set of sockets in multiple sizes to fit securely over the head of a nut or a bolt. A square nub on the ratchet allows the sockets to fit and be interchangeable. The ratchet wrench can loosen or tighten a nut or a bolt. Simply place the socket over its head and turn the handle. A socket wrench is convenient if you are working in tight spaces or want to work more quickly.