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Aperture Wrench.

Postby Steve Anderson » Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:04 pm

Now here's a brilliant example of lateral thinking...

Photography hobbyist and industrial designer Jordan Steranka has published images of a new concept tool called the Aperture Wrench, a wrench with a design inspired by a camera’s diaphragm. Unlike an ordinary wrench, the Aperture Wrench features blade-like elements that open and close via a rotating wheel and lock in place with the press of a button.

Steranka’s goal was to design a wrench that could be adjusted to fit any nut size, removing the guesswork involved in finding a correctly-sized wrench. The end result is a tool with aperture blades, an adjustment dial, a locking button, and a built-in light for better visibility. As with any concept, though, it's possible the design will never make its way into mass production.


...not yet in production though...

The only drawback I see is the 'head' is quite large and may restrict its use in tight spaces....cars especially...

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Re: Aperture Wrench.

Postby Dave Moll » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:53 pm

Meanwhile, we'll just have to make do with this sort of thing.
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Re: Aperture Wrench.

Postby gary » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:20 pm

What's a wrench? From the pictures is it something like a spanner?
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Re: Aperture Wrench.

Postby Steve Anderson » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:35 pm

...and to think that the years I spent in Australia I thought adjustable spanners were called 'shifters'...

...different state possibly, Victoria....

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Re: Aperture Wrench.

Postby gary » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:38 pm

Steve Anderson wrote:...and to think that the years I spent in Australia I thought adjustable spanners were called 'shifters'...

...different state possibly, Victoria....

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Nah "adjustable" spanners are always shifters...

Mind you in Mexico it might be adjustable wrench...
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Re: Aperture Wrench.

Postby Steve Anderson » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:45 pm

I think you introduced a spurious 'r' into your last word...

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Re: Aperture Wrench.

Postby gary » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:04 am

Steve Anderson wrote:I think you introduced a spurious 'r' into your last word...

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Wishful thinking but it reminds me of this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSYJDNSUkN8
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Re: Aperture Wrench.

Postby McGee2021 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:50 pm

Here in Indiana an inventor came up with an idea for this and sold it with Sears Roebuck. They dropped his product and Craftsman started selling the same design of wrench at Sears(Craftsman is a subsidiary of Sears Roebuck). All that been on the local news for the past few months is updates with a lawsuit against Sears Roebuck. :roll:
John Logie Baird was obviously the man who sowed the seeds but did not reap the harvest.
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