The classic design of the pipe wrench hasn't changed for decades, but now has something new. It will launch the first adaptable pipe wrench in April 2016.
Typical pipe wrenches differ from one another only in the size of the jaws and the length. If you need both a longer handle for more leverage or a shorter handle for tight spaces, you'd have to carry multiple wrenches, which can be extremely heavy. The Milwaukee Cheater Pipe Wrench can adjust to three different lengths: 10-inch, 18-inch, and 24-inch. This single pipe wrench can do the job of three, and at its maximum length of 24 inches, it's still much lighter than a traditional aluminum or steel wrench.
The Cheater pipe wrench has an overbite jaw that gives it a few additional teeth, which delivers a large grip area. The slim jaw profile of the cheater matches that of a standard 14-inch pipe wrench, but it actually has a jaw capacity of 18-inches.
In addition to the Cheater pipe wrench, Milwaukee will also debut a completely new line of straight pipe wrenches in aluminum and steel later this summer.