LENOX Tools Gets Further Involved In the Hand Tool Game with Cast Iron Pipe Wrench
We’ve been taking a look at the most recent line of Lenox hand tool offerings, most of which revolve around the plumbing trade. The Lenox Cast Iron Pipe Wrench doesn’t break from that trend either. It carries a near-identical design as the LENOX Aluminum Pipe Wrench. However, where that model focused on lightweight pipe wrenching, this one emphasizes the kind of strength and durability that only beefy cast iron provides.
- Model: LENOX LXHT907xx
- 8″, 10″, 14″, 18″, 24″, and 36″ models available
- Cast iron body
- Hardended machined jaw
- Meets or exceeds GGG ulitimate torque specifications
- Easy spin adjustment nut
- I-beam design for high torque
- Price: $17.99 – $134.99
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The Strong and Durable Wrenching of Pipes
The LENOX Cast Iron Pipe Wrench comes in a few different sizes. You’ve got 8″, 10″, 14″, 18″, 24″, and 36″ models available. All of these sizes have the same set of features working for them.
For instance, each LENOX Pipe Wrench model is built to last. Obviously, cast iron will likely last through the apocalypse*, so no worries there. But LENOX also includes a hardened machined jaw designed to create extended tooth life and instant bite into metal pipe.
*Not really. In fact, neither we, nor Lenox, nor their lawyers have actually tested real-world apocalypse durability.
LENOX also upped the torque with an I-beam design. In fact, the LENOX Pipe Wrench meets or exceeds GGG ultimate torque specs.
Finally, this pipe wrench holds to tradition with an adjustable nut. However, where some nuts are difficult to turn, the LENOX line features an easy spin adjustment nut.
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What We Think
In general, the decision to go with an aluminum or cast iron pipe wrench lies with what you intend to do with the tool. If you want the ability to use a cheater bar, then these LENOX cast iron pipe wrenches work better and resist bending. If you want a lighter weight solution, the LENOX aluminum wrenches should fit the bill—and offer the same sizes and features. For us, we tend to favor aluminum for larger wrenches. That lets you maximize the weight savings. For smaller sizes, however, you can definitely save some money by going with standard cast iron.
These LENOX Pipe Wrenches should hit the shelves of your local hardware, plumbing, and specialty stores any day now. It will retail between $17.99 and $134.99, relative to the size.
LENOX Cast Iron Pipe Wrench Info
- Model: LENOX LXHT90708-LENOX LXHT90736
- Material: Cast Iron
- Sizes: 8 in., 10 in., 14 in., 18 in., 24 in., 36 in.
- Prices: ~$17.99 – $134.99