Making Repairs Faster, Part 5

Using the correct tool for the job can help speed repairs.

Following the old adage “use the right tool for the job” can dramatically improve repair turnaround. Here’s one common example. Everyone’s familiar with the adjustable wrench. The advantage of it is you can adjust the jaw distance to fit a range of fasteners. But this tool has its disadvantages too.

The disadvantage is that adjustment involves a series of steps to get a minimum-slip fit:

  1. Put the wrench on the fastener, tighten down.
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