Spanner is a useful and must-have tool to perform hundreds of residential, commercial, and industrial applications. We can’t think of an industry that doesn’t make use of this versatile device today. Well, who uses spanners in the food industry? Is that what you are thinking right now? Well, to repair machines and other devices in the food industry; we undoubtedly need a Spanner now. And, that is why we consider it as a device that every industry requires.
In today’s article, we give you a few useful tips regarding spanners; hence you know what to do with it in the future; let’s get started! First of all, you should understand why you need this tool for day-to-day uses. As humans, we come with limitations. For example, can you unfix a tight nut/bolt with your fingers? Even though you might have the required force to unfix the nut; you can’t do it with your fingers, and those are called limitations related to humans. Still, when we have to unfix a nut; we have to do it, and which is why many tools and devices came to this world since the 17th century. The history of the Spanner runs back to the 18th century, and the UK is the country of origin of this useful tool. What you can’t do with your fingers; you can do with a Spanner, and with a minimum force. So, the first tip we give you here — don’t use your fingers to do the impossible; it won’t make you a superman.
Also, wrench and Spanner refer to the same tool. In America, the wrench is the preferred term; hence don’t get confused over the two words. Anyway, a few Spanner types come with the name, “wrench.” For example, the Torque Wrench. For this tool, we don’t usually use “torque Spanner.” Well, no matter what we call this tool; the use of it is the same? Anyway, a few wrench types are available in the market today; why? The general Spanner is useful for removing nuts and bolts, but the applications in the commercial and industrial worlds are not only the removal of nuts and bolts. So, the general wrench type can’t fulfill all your requirements, and using the wrong Spanner can get the components damaged as well.
Well, the product range in the market can be pretty confusing. For example, over 30 Spanner types are available in the market for various applications now. 30 is a massive number when considering a particular tool type. Anyway, many products are available in the market for a valid reason, and you know it now!
The handle length of the Spanner is the fact that determines how much force you can exert with it. “Can I use a 1-meter metal bar on the Spanner handle?” A few users ask this question from us! Even though you can increase the force that you can exert on a nut/bolt or other items to remove/tighten; there’s a limit for it. Increasing the force beyond the safe limits can cause severe damages to the Spanner and other components as well. Anyway, you can increase the handle length by a few inches if you prefer, and it won’t cause any damages to any element. Got any more questions? Call us today for more information, and read our previous articles too that cover many useful topics for you!