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Steel Strainer Locknut Wrench

Strainer lock Nut Wrench is used to tighten and remove lock nuts on strainer baskets. Cast malleable iron. Soft plastic handle coating, easy to grip. BrassCraft provides a complete line of quality professional plumbing tools at a competitive price. All products have been reviewed and tested by a third party testing lab. In addition, BrassCraft's internal testing facilities have inspected and tested all products in the program for durability, function ability and product longevity.
Overall rating:
3.667 / 5
3.7
 / 
5
(6 reviews) 6
Open Ratings Snapshot
80%of customersrecommend this product4 of 5reviews
Rating Breakdown 6 reviews
3.7 out of 5.0
5
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4
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3
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2
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3.5 out of 5.0
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Quality 
3.8 out of 5.0
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Value 
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5
80%of customersrecommend this product4 of 5reviews
Customer questions and answers:
1 Question | 2 Answers
Customer reviews for Steel Strainer Locknut Wrench
Review 1 for Steel Strainer Locknut Wrench
Evan
from Frederick, MD
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Useless

PostedMarch 30, 2014
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1 out of 5
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1.0 out of 5.0
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3 out of 5
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1 out of 5
No, I do not recommend this product.
This tool is incredibly poorly designed, because the arm can't be locked. You need two hands to make the thing catch the nubs on the drain's locking nut. There's a good chance that you're using a tool like this begin with because your drain is leaking. If it's been leaking, then water has probably been infiltrating your hardware, which causes rust and mineral build up on the threads.
If your drain's locking nut is not turning easily, then you'll need one hand on some type of tool like channel locks on the pipe, and one hand on this tool. Since you need two hands to operate this tool, you're a hand short. Even if you have a helper, you'r working under a sink. There's just not enough room for a 3rd arm, yours or someone else's.
This is the first tool I actually returned because it was so useless.
Cons: poorly designed
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Steel Strainer Locknut Wrench
HardwareNovice
from Minneapolis, MN

Absolutely needed for a drain replacement

PostedJune 16, 2010
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
This specialty tool saved a great deal of frustration when fixing a leaky kitchen sink drain in which the rubber seal had warped. This is designed to lock easily on the locknut, which is too large even for an adjustable wrench or pipewrench to get a decent grip on.
Be sure to get the corresponding P.O. Plug Wrench to hold the strainer in place from the top of the sink, as well, to avoid driving yourself crazy trying to make do with pliers or a screwdriver.
Another tip: The very helplful Home Depot associate strongly advised using silicone for the upper sink/strainer steel, even though many sites recommend the cheaper alternative of plumber's putty.
+11points
11out of 11found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Steel Strainer Locknut Wrench
Nate650

Does the job but design is not ideal

PostedMay 31, 2013
Overall rating 
3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
This tool does the job but I agree with SirBreaksALot. Because the pivoting arm is loose, one-handed use is frustrating. If you have a helper, it should suffice, but if you are working alone, I recommend a design such as the one shown in the attachment. I will be returning the Home Depot one.
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Steel Strainer Locknut Wrench
SirBreaksALot
from Gallatin, TN, USA
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Decent tool

PostedJanuary 31, 2012
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3 out of 5
This is a decent tool, however, it makes one handed operation very difficult.. I would think it a bit better if the handle/arm interface was tight. That you would have to actually move it, rather than it being floppy...and flopping off the nut constantly...
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Steel Strainer Locknut Wrench
Mark
from Endicott, NY 13760, USA
Age Range:35 to 44
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great

PostedAugust 16, 2012
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5 out of 5
This tool works well and save a lot of frustration when replacing sink drains. The drains on both sides of our sink leaked after a time when the original installer made do with a pair of channel locks. I reset them with plumbers putty and this tool and there have been no leaks going on 2 years.
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Steel Strainer Locknut Wrench
Gene
from Okanogan
Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

verry good tool

PostedMay 29, 2012
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5 out of 5
Much better than using channel lock pliers. Very good tool.
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.