Aperture Wrench.

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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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