Spotlight: Telescoping Basin Wrench Lights Up Work Area

Spotlight: Telescoping Basin Wrench Lights Up Work Area
The telescoping basin wrench from RIDGID extends up to 17 inches and features an LED light in the handle for illuminating work areas.

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The telescoping basin wrench from RIDGID extends up to 17 inches and features an LED light in the handle for illuminating work areas. 

“We heard from so many plumbers that they either have to hold a flashlight in their mouth or they have a light next to them that they keep knocking over. They could never get the light right where they needed it,” says Gina Luzius, RIDGID global marketing manager. 

The light, which uses two 2032 coin cell batteries, automatically shuts off after five minutes of inactivity to preserve battery life. The batteries can be replaced by removing two screws in the cap of the wrench. 

“You get about 20 hours of life out of the batteries,” she says. “Our customers are really responding well to the built-in light because it just makes sense for the application.” 

The 12-inch wrench, which telescopes to 17 inches, has a heavy-duty jaw with a rust-resistant spring that is designed for easy application in tight areas. 

A removable T-handle pivots 180 degrees for easy access under sinks and provides the option to use a standard 3/8-inch ratchet or breaker bar for additional leverage. 

“If you’re in a tight space behind the sink, the T-handle on a traditional basin wrench is hard to navigate around supply lines hanging down, whereas ours pivots 180 degrees,” she says. “You can fold it up out of the way if you need to or you can remove the handle and use a ratchet or breaker bar in place of the 3/8-inch drive.” 

The 2.3-pound steel wrench has a durable cover for corrosion-resistance and improved ergonomics. 

“We talked to our end-users and asked them what they liked about their existing basin wrenches,” Luzius says. “We really dug into the key pain points and came up with solutions that addressed those needs.”  800/769-7743; www.ridgid.com.



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