Pipe Wrench

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The Vise-Grip Quick Adjusting Pipe Wrench from Irwin adjusts with one hand for pipes, fittings, electrical conduit, nuts, and bolts. The tool's forged-steel upper jaw has a 2-1/4-inch capacity to accommodate pipe diameters up to 1-1/2 inches. With cast-aluminum construction, the tool weighs 40 percent less than standard 14-inch cast iron pipe wrenches, the company says, while its slim body profile fits into hard-to-reach places.
Cost: $30. 800-464-7946. www.irwin.com.