Anyone know what this wrench is used for? It has been in my toolbox for many years and i never really paid much attention to it until i just came across it buried amongst the ruble. I think it belonged to my grandfather, i got a huge chest of assorted goodies when he passed. BTW, i would be happy to give it to someone with a 17 if they were missing this wrench for their collection.
It's for tightening bolts and nuts and stuff like that. Or for flipping open the barrel stove door. Or use as a wedge in the summer to hold the shop door open and let in the breeze. Or...
It is a common wrench that has been bent by someone for an unknown purpose.
John, T-1917 isn't the year, it's the part number. It's a transmission band wrench, and the only one I've ever seen bent like that.
There were different versions of it over the years.
Thanks Steve, seems like Herb is most likely correct.
Steve == Does the wrench at the top of your picture have the 1917 part number on the back side?
Nope, nothing on the back. It fits the same sizes, but it's probably not a 1917.
Come on Mike, you should know that one. It is a common band wrench for pre-14 models! Need one? I've got about 10 of them.
I believe the wrench at the top of Steve's picture is a Model A wrench.
I bent one like that to make it easier to adjust the bands on the early square transmission cover. Works much better that way.
Larry --I don't need a pre-14 wrench. I have the one you sent me years ago which you said is correct for '15. Thanks, though.
Ken I don't think the top wench in Steve's photo is a Model A wrench.
It is an early version of the transmission wrench just like the rest of the ones in the picture.