adjustable spanner

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an adjustable tool for gripping hexagonal nuts, with an adjustings crew in the head of the implement

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We had to use an adjustable spanner to get hold of it." She added: "We do see a lot of stick injuries.
Kevin Jones, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court, said that when Woolaston was arrested after breaching an order banning him from going to car parks he was found to have on him items including a screwdriver and an adjustable spanner as well as a jacket which was embossed with Birmingham City Cleaning Services.
He was arrested within half an hour on Linthorpe Road carrying an adjustable spanner. Simms admitted two attempted burglaries.
Tools required: Flat-headed screwdriver Adjustable spanner Phillips screwdriver Seat grinder (if grinding seat of tap) Isolate the system you will be working on and drain it down.
However, on this occasion there did appear to be a large number of mechanical defects showing poor workmanship during repairs, one vehicle still had an adjustable spanner attached to the steering system after a mechanic had forgotten to remove it."
He had been turning the valve, which requires a special key, using an adjustable spanner and a lump hammer, but it exploded before he had finished.
You might be able to do this with your fingers, but if not use pliers or an adjustable spanner.
The tools were reasonable, and included four screwdrivers, a spinner with 40 bits and an adjustable spanner, but there was only one pair of pliers and they were the long-nose type.
Insp Neil Beechey, of Walsall police, said two men walked into the shop at 4.30pm on Saturday armed with an adjustable spanner and a wheelbrace.
He said he had loosened the cap roughly five threads with an adjustable spanner and a lump hammer and there were still three threads to go when it exploded out of his van in a cloud of white smoke killing Batley man Mr Donaghue.
Unscrew the top plate (this has the hot/cold emblem on it) with fingers, pliers, or an adjustable spanner.
To secure the valve in place, you tighten the retaining locknut with an adjustable spanner, being careful not to move the valve.
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