- Mar 14, 2010
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- Chandler, Arizona, USA
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Is a Stillson wrench not generally known as a pipe wrench. Stillson would be the original patent holders, such as Allen Key is a hexagonal key, Phillips Screwdriver is a cross head driver, and many more. I.E. you would not keep calling out the patent holders names of tools, although I admit to mixing them up with using Stillson, hex key, cross head driver and so on.There are different types of Stillson wrenches, some having the adjustable jaw threaded to be parallel to the fixed-jaw, while others have a definite acute angle and are not-parallel to the fixed jaw. Then there is the offset hex style wrench, used for finished nuts and fixtures. Think, 'Sloan valve,' commonly-used on urinals and tankless, large-dia. supply pipe fixtures for toilets.