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Old 12-31-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default Wrenches for AN fittings

Can anyone recommend a good (but of course cheap) brand of wrenches for use on ano-AN fittings?

I like my Wrights; however, they are similar to the Snappy Flank drives and have groves which are not necessarily aluminum friendly.

I'm looking for a nice simple polished open end wrench which I can use only on AN fittings (as to not mar the surface on **** hardware). A nice set of flare wrenches would probably be best but they tend to be $$$. The recent craftsman stuff looks pretty crude on the inner surface. Not a believer in the summit/speedway aluminum wrenches.

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Old 12-31-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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I use Carlyle combo wrenches for normal stuff, but for -AN stuff, i spring for the Earl's brand wrenches.

I've been known to just use adjustables wrapped in electrical tape in a pinch, though.

But if you're just opening it up to a "what wrench is good" thread, then i vote for the Carlyles. Here's what i've got:



Other than that, i've been quite happy with the Gearwrench full polish wrenches in the past, which could be found under a few other brands if you looked around. (The old Napa Hand Tools/NHT brand, in particular.)

Good price on a metric set of Napa pros with some line wrenches thrown in: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Napa-6211608...item3a7a53c47a

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These are what I have.

6 Piece AN Wrench Set
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