For tightening taps without isolating the water supply. Adjustable jaws allow for access to both the pipe union nut and the tap back nut with the same spanner. Double-ended design allows use on all standard sink and bath nuts. For ½" and ¾" BSP threads.
Average Customer Rating:
(14 Reviews) 14
Rating Snapshot(14 reviews)
13 of 14(93%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Armeg Jaw Dropper Plumbing Wrench
"Great bit of kit. As a kitchen and bathroom installer I will not need to use it that often, but having used it twice now I wouldn't want to be with out it. Held off for a long time because of price, wish I'd bitten the bullet sooner."
"I change a lot of taps on basins and this tool is excellent for getting into awkward places. You do not need any help from another person to hold the taps for you and you can do the job in minutes. It is a bit expensive though."
"I have used numerous different makes of tap spanners over the years and read about the Armeg jaw dropper plumbing wrench and was impressed with how they were rated to others so i searched the internet to source the cheapest supplier Screwfix , i was gobsmacked on how much this kit would cost but overall it saves time on a job which is worth it compared to chewing on with other tap spanners. Don't struggle on with other tap spanners order this nice piece of kit and you won't be disappointed. Good luck......"
"I'd been thinking about getting a set of these for ages, but was put off by the price. Finally bit the bullet and I'm very glad I did. Used it on half a dozen jobs so far.
I change a lot of taps and also get called upon to tighten a lot of loose ones. Fed up with basin wrenches that either fit the back nut or the tap connector, but never both and equally fed up with the adjustable ones which slip off or are difficult to use in tight spaces.
This kit is brilliant. Double ended, one end for back nut & one for tap connector - not found anything yet it doesn't fit.
Each end has a rounded jaw which guides the hexagonal jaw along the pipe & locates it automatically on the tap connector - you can even locate it without being able to see the connector. The jaw slides out of the way for back nuts. Even works on those horrid corner basins where you have no room at all.
Probably a bit expensive for occassional DIY use, but I wouldn't be without mine now."
"Well made tool a little clumsy to use in very tight spaces but very good none the less. So far its been good at 80 percent of the taps ive changed, thats about 30 pairs in the last three weeks the others have been either too confined by the layout of pipe work, wrong size back nuts or very tight nuts siezed in place in which case i rely on a set of deep sockets and a breaker bar. Its expensive unless you need one regularly but recomended if you can justify the cost. So much easier to use than the spring loaded type but lacks the adjustabilty as it only fits fixed sizes."
"The traditional spanners that plumbers use to get at the tap and tap connector are pretty useless being made to poor tolerences and very poor designs. These do at least work reasonably well, only gripe is the cost!!!!. £20 would be reasonable £45.99 is far too much. That said, if like me the traditional tools make you mad, then reluctantly you will pay the price. You will find they work reasonably well and that may be ok for a professional plumber wishing to save time over and over again but for a diy'er you will hate the cost (and don't tell the wife how much - could cost you a handbag), but you will be glad you purchased them as long as you remember how bad those old tools were!"
"top tool, tryed all types which seam to slip of the nut . fit loads of sanitaryware where tap cons and back nuts are awkward to get on to, wonce you get used to it this tool just takes the so called stress,stress and more stress if you know what i mean away."
"I have been trying to tighten a basin tap for a while using the usually spanner but it just did not nip the tap up securely. I have bought Armeg tools previously from Screwfix and found their performance, reliability and quality to be very good. I trusted this Armeg/Screwfix experience against the adjustable options as space was tight and awkward under the basin and I hate poor quality/designed tools. I completed the job in 10 sec, in fact it took longer to take it out of the case and read the brief instructions. The tool is a joy to use so I have another quality Armeg in my collection. The price is rather high and stop me buying earlier, c.£35 would be more sensible. The tool's sliding handle fixing was loose so I had to find an Allen key (shows my age) to secure it. Armeg, you should provide this key at this price! I have been through the house and it works where I will need it in future. Looking forward to the next project or repair."