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Compression Fitting Spanner

Compression Fitting Spanner
Average Customer Rating:
2.821 out of 5
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Rating Breakdown 28 reviews
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13 of 28(46%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
Review 1 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Great tool
2 Apr 2015
By sparkymarty
, Brighton
" Great little tool, easy for getting into tight spaces and good value for money. "
Review 2 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Great for those tight spots!
16 Jan 2015
By Jimbo2015
, Reading
" Brilliant little tool for those tight spots where other tools just won't quite fit.
Scored it down slightly for reliability as I am not sure how long it will last (cheap metal). However, for the price and for occasional DIY use I would highly recommend it. "
Review 3 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Top tool
17 Jul 2011
By Qwiche
, Reading
" Very handy tool, ideal for those tight spots. A Plumbers must have, highly recommended! "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Excellent Spanner
19 Feb 2010
By mankey
, Cardiff
" It is very useful to have such a slim spanner when you need to fit another one on a compression joint. Just the job. "
Review 5 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Handy and good for the price
1 Dec 2009
By KLKillin
, Killin
" For the price it is ideal. Due to manufacturers slight variations in nut sizes you will still need shifters or other tools. I disagree with comments that it should be longer for more leverage as this would make it harder to use in tight spaces and in my view there should never be a need to tighten plumbing connections more that this spanner allows. If you need more force you aren't working with clean round pipes fittings and olives! "
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Excellent piece of kit..
12 May 2009
By Graytheplumb
, Midlands
" Can't live without them, there light, small for those tight spots and when it falls down the crack in the floor you reach in your box and get another....!
Job done.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Simple and useful
14 Dec 2014
By Splunge
, Hampshire
" Great addition to the toolbox. Good in tight spaces where a wrench won't fit. "
Review 8 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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compression spanner
28 May 2011
By stuzzy77
, Oxfordshire
" This spanner has saved me lots of aggro in those tight and nearly inaccessible areas, only problem is they can start to slip after a while but are cheap to replace and highly recommended . Ideal for the proffesional plumber. "
Review 9 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Specialist Spanner
2 Nov 2009
By John
, Basildon
" For 2 quid this spanner saves a lot of hassle searching through a tool box when you're working on compression fittings. I only do this kind of work occasionally and it's still worth getting, for plumbers, it's a must. "
Review 10 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Ok for price
18 Apr 2015
By Handymanmart
, Stoke on trent
" Not really impressed by this pressed tool. Too thin. Can't gain decent leverage. I have two which are supposed to be the same. Purchased from the same store on the same day. Believe me when I tell that the 32mm of one spanner will fit a compression nut and the same end of the other spanner would not. I had to file it to make it fit. Cheap and convenient I suppose. "
Review 11 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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spanner
2 Oct 2014
By ash123
, west midlands
" too thin to grip anything keeps slipping so that is why i would not recommend "
Review 12 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Borderline, does the job
21 Jan 2014
By davesailing
, Coventry
" As others have reviewed really, the only reason i brought it was because i needed to cut it in half to fit in a really tight space and didn't want to butcher a decent spanner.
That said it did the job, though the jaws are opening slightly now and the whole thing is too thin so it is difficult to work with.
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Review 13 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Good for a tight spot.
19 Oct 2011
By happydavid
, Leeds
" I bought a pair of these spanners today for a specific job: tightening a stop end in a tight space under a bath to cure a leaking pipe.
The tool certainly did the job, and it would have been difficult to tighten the compression nut with other tools such as a regular wrench or slip grip pliers.
As others have said, it is certainly not a top quality tool. It is stamped, and so is much thinner than a normal spanner. This can cause it to slip off the nut too easily when you apply pressure. Also, the size was slightly too big for the compression nuts I was using. I have some sympathy for the manufacturer here though as there is some variation in size across the range of 15mm and 22mm nuts. I suppose they had to make a compromise.
Anyway, at the price it is a useful addition to your plumbing kit, and overall, pretty good value for money. "
Review 14 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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purchase
23 Nov 2008
By matty55
, norfolk
" handle could do with being longer not enough leverage. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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helps get the job done
20 Oct 2008
By Mrlordeagle
, herts
" Does the job could do with being a little longer for more leverage "
0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Fittings are not all the same
5 May 2015
By Yaytay
, Oxon
" I was hoping this would be better than an adjustable spanner, but it isn't unless yo are short of space.
Compression fitting nuts are not a standard size, so this spanner is just an approximate fit, which isn't good enough when force needs to be applied.
On the plus side it is cheap and can work for some fittings. "
Review 17 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Not a tight fit
13 Mar 2015
By awal
, Bury
" Thought this would be a good addition to my toolbox.
Turned out to be a loose fit on the isolation valves I was fitting.
"
Review 18 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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not as good fit
28 Nov 2014
By soreted
, Gateshead
" As others have said, the ends are a loose fit. It is not totally useless but should be better. "
Review 19 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Didn't last long
21 Oct 2011
By bloke100
, Brighton
" Shouldn't be surprised as it's only made from pressed steel but this didn't last long - used on fewer than 10 compression nuts before the jaws splayed. Subsequently bought a slim adjustable wrench. "
Review 20 for Monument Tools Compression Fitting Spanner
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Not good
12 Jun 2011
By Theinspector
, Ulster
" Jaws are too wide, would easily round the corners of a tight nut, needlessly wide tolerance. May be useful in certain tight situations. "
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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