Crescent Wrenches A to Z

Collection of crescent wrenches runs an alphabetical gamut.

Vise-Grip locking wrench In the early 1920s, the first Vise-Grip wrench built by Petersen Mfg. Co., DeWitt, Nebraska, was a simple adjustable wrench tightened with a screw. The 1957 addition of a quick-release lever changed everything. The Vise-Grip clamping/locking wrench was an overnight sensation. Today’s version shows little change.
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