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Testing Popular Wrenches to Failure – Which is the Strongest?

When it comes to buying tools, there are a lot of decisions to make. Even after someone decides what tools they want to outfit their garage, picking out a brand can be pretty difficult. On the one hand, we have budget brands. These might or might not live up to some of the more expensive brands. On the other hand, how do we know that there’s a reason to buy the expensive brand? After all, they could just be using their name to charge more for an equally adequate tool.

Luckily for us, the internet has an abundance of resources that have put these tools to the test. Everything from impact drivers all the way down to traditional wrenches has been torture-tested. Long gone are the days where we have to rely on a select few sources or marketing materials.

In this particular demonstration, we watch as box wrenches are pushed until failure.

In the vast majority of light work, these wrenches probably won’t fail. However, when it comes to that one stubborn bolt that needs a breaker bar, any experienced mechanic will tell you that buying the wrong wrench can end up in a disaster. Not only will the tool break but it might take your knuckles with it! Because nobody wants to end up with bloody knuckles or wrenches that need to be replaced, videos like this step in to help.

By following along with the video below, we check out 16 of the most popular brands of wrenches pushed to the max. The Den of Tools YouTube channel breaks out the torque meter to see just how much abuse all of these tools can take. Is the name brand truly better than the cheap imported brand? There’s only one way to know for sure and it’s about time to find out!