RIDGID 31360 Model 5 Strap Wrench, 5-inch Capacity Adjustable Strap Wrench

 RIDGID 31360 Model 5 Strap Wrench, 5-inch Capacity Adjustable Strap Wrench Brand Ridgid

Size:No.5 750mm (29.1/4in) Product Description A practical addition to your toolbox, this RIDGID 31360 Strap Wrench is the ideal plumbing tool for jobs that require a tight grip. Designed for use on any polished pipe, the pipe strap wrench has a strong, polyurethane-coated woven nylon strap that provides a tight grip on slick pipes.The adjustable strap is 29-1/4 inches long and 1-3/4 inches wide and is easily replaceable for long tool life. The versatile pipe strap wrench has a long 18-inch handle for superior leverage and extended reach in tight spaces and has a 5-inch pipe capacity and 7-inch actual O.D. capacity.RIDGID covers its products with a lifetime warranty against defects in material or workmanship for the life of the tool. Since 1923, RIDGID has remained the symbol of certainty to dedicated professionals of the expert trades. Every tool that bears the RIDGID brand is engineered to the same high standards of quality, strength and endurance, as was that first heavy-duty pipe wrench more than 80 years ago. From the Manufacturer Since 1923, RIDGID has remained the symbol of certainty to dedicated professionals of the expert trades. Every tool that bears the RIDGID brand is engineered to the same high standards of quality, strength, and endurance as was that first heavy-duty pipe wrench more than 80 years ago. Ridgid covers its products with a lifetime warranty against defects in material or workmanship for the life of the tool. The Ridgid 31360 is a Strap Wrench for any polished pipe. It has a strong, woven nylon polyurethane-coated strap for a tight grip. Uses a 29 1/4-inch by 1 3/4-inch strap. Its pipe capacity is 5-inch and its O.D. tube capacity is 7-inch.

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  • Ideal for use on any polished pipe
  • Durable polyurethane-coated woven nylon strap provides a tight grip and is easily replaceable
  • Features an extra-long 18-inch handle length and 29-1/4-inch strap length
  • 5-inch (125 mm) pipe capacity and 7-inch (175 mm) actual outer diameter capacity

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Review

  • Seems a lot of reviews on here mention that this is good for changing water filters and that may be true. But I can tell you it doesn’t work for anything else. Not enough grip on the strap to tighten plumbing fixtures or pipes. Better off with a cheap rubber strap wrench. The coating on the strap isn’t enough to grab on to most things
  • This strap wrench can twist the most stubborn items apart. I purposely bought it to wrench the impeller off my pool pump shaft, since it’s that glass-filled plastic and you can’t really grab it with a metal tool without risking damage.In the meantime, I have unscrewed the plexiglass bowl from an air pressure regulator / filter that was stuck hard and defied all other attempts, and now use it regularly to screw the whole-house water filter canisters off when changing the filters. It works way better than the cheap plastic wrench that came with them.Additionally, it’s the world’s most overkill jar opener. You have to be careful because this tool can and will apply enough force, if you let it, to easily crush something thin-walled or breakable.One note for potential buyers; there are numerous buying options and the title says “2 inch capacity”. If you get the #2 with the 24″ (600mm) strap, you can unscrew much bigger diameter objects than 2 inches. Also, be aware that, although the item is pictured painted RIDGID red, you may get a gray one. I did.
  • I used this to install and remove a 1.25 inch hand shower backflow preventer as well as the under 1 inch shower hose that attaches to it. This thing has the grip of Hercules and with 1 foot of leverage you can tighten as much as you like. But more than this, I felt that I could still delicately determine how tight I wanted to adjust the fixtures so that there was no fear of over tightening them. And best of all, no marks on my chrome!The construction of the tool is totally solid: solid aluminum bar with steel pin to attach the burly strap.If you’re having trouble getting it to grip onto something, adjust your slack probably by adding a little more strap to the circle. You should see all strap on the cylinder you’re trying to turn. If there’s a strap gap, and your handle is pointing away from the cylinder, add strap to the circle and turn the handle more in the direction you’re trying to rotate to engage the added strap. When you have the right amount of strap in your circle the handle will create unbelievable grip after which you can apply further torque to tighten or loosen your object.I can’t wait to use this on my first impenetrable jar of pickles previously nearly impossible to open without breaking the glass.
  • I went with the reviews that said this works well. I figured in the worst case I have a sturdy strap to put in between the pipe and a pipe wrench.The strap is coated with a rosin that I assume is meant to make it grip better. Instead, it makes it slip under pressure quite easily. I was unable to use this today, and resorted to a grip pad and hand tightening. I’m not sure when I will use this.The handle also appears to be coated aluminum rather than a nice solid piece of steel like the picture suggests… Disappointing.
  • The wrench and strap looks a little different than they show but it works well. They don’t advertise this but the cloth seems resistant to high temps, I use it to remove hot suppressors.
  • Very handle tool for turning / opening a large pipe (or in my case a whole house water filter) which tends to get “locked” into place via a naturally occurring “vacuum” and makes turning with your hands impossible. With this tool, you get great leverage without the risk of breaking the object you are trying to turn and it makes the job VERY easy and safe! Recommended!
  • Solid construction. Weight is light. Strap seems sturdy. The strap has plenty of length and is a little tacky to help keep it from slipping. Not sure how long the tackiness will last have only used it a few times now on 3″ water filter.
  • The wide strap really makes all the difference with a stubbornly over tight filter, I just wish the strap was a little longer for the size of the handle.

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