Spanner wrenches are simple looking tools that pack a punch. Spanner wrenches have a long handle with which to get a good grip and have a hooklike metal tool to get good torque on household applications, such as plumbing and gas repair.
Function - Spanner wrenches are widely used in the plumbing industry to unscrew old water pipes, faucets, and other plumbing pipes that have seldom been touched in years.
Size - Spanner wrenches can be bought in different sizes to fit most plumbing or gas repair jobs. Gas pipes are easily turned with a spanner wrench and are present in most repairmen's tool bags.
Types - Spanner wrenches come in different shapes, colours, with various sized "hooks"' to fit most any application in the heating and plumbing industries. Two or more "'hooks" may be attached to one large spanner wrench to be used as a multi-tool.
Significance - Spanner wrenches work similarly to a plumber's pipe wrench but with less fuss. Spanner wrenches are easier to use than pipe wrenches and have as good or greater torque as a pipe wrench.
Benefits - Spanner wenches are easier to handle and use than pipe wrenches and aren't as heavy or bulky as their pipe wrench counterparts.