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 Post subject: I need to bend a wrench
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:00 am 
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Hello,

As the title suggests, I have a suspension piece that I will be able to adjust far easier while it's attached to the car, but I need to bend a wrench to do it. The wrench in question is a 1 1/16" combination wrench, and it doesn't need to bend much. Just a few degrees tops to clear the fender.

So here's the question: I'm assuming I'll hit it with a torch and put it in a press and tweak it a bit. But after that do I let it cool on its own, or quench it? I don't want to make it too brittle and end up punching myself in the face. Although it wouldn't be the first time.


I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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 Post subject: Re: I need to bend a wrench
PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:22 am 
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Heat it cherry red where you want the bend and bend it in a vice. Just let it cool naturally. I have done this with a small wrench. You will alter the harness charcteristics somewhat, but it should still work. Quenching it will generally harden it and make it more brittle.

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