What Is a Line Wrench?

A Very Useful Mechanics Tool

The line wrench is a useful tool.
Use a line wrench on brake lines, gas lines, or adjustable cables. photo by Matt Wright, 2008

If you are working with any type of fitting that is in-line - such as a brake line, fuel line, or any type of cable - a line wrench can be a life saver. Standard open end wrenches may not grip the hex well enough, which can lead to stripping - a real pain in the neck!

To use a line wrench, just slip the open part of the wrench over the line, then slide it onto the hex part of the fitting.

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