Reviews for IRWIN Tools VISE-GRIP Pipe Wrench, Cast Iron, 1-1/2-Inch Jaw, 10-Inch Length (274101)
People say Irwin is really similar to Ridgid.
Great alternative to Ridgid
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love ridgid tools and beleive that they are made to the highest quality, especially their pipe wrenches. Ridgid hand tools is almost a synonym for pipe wrenches. In this case however, I honestly did not feel like paying ridgid prices. I found this online here on amazon and decided to give it a go. The item arrived and I immediately went to work with it. I ended up using it a couple of times the first day and then a few more times over the next few days. My overall reception of this product is that it is ideal, and everything one should look for in a pipe wrench. Strong cast iron which in turn makes this a hefty 10-inch pipe wrench...but it is extremely well balanced. If I were to hold this in my hand blindfolded, there is no reason why I wouldn't think it were a ridgid wrench. The only real difference I can tell is the color is blue and not a red or red-orange of a ridgid. I like this wrench so much that I already purchased the 14 inch version and will be getting the 18 inch and the 24 inch versions. These are all considerably lower-priced than their ridgid counterparts. Only time will tell if these can last as long as a ridgid. One other thing to note: I couldn't find any lifetime guarantee anywhere for this tool, but I know ridgid offers a no questions asked replacement if their pipe wrench ever breaks or malfunctions. So all in all; get these if you want good quality pipe wrenches without paying ridgid prices. And for the record I use the... Read More
Great price great product
Got two of these little guys, they come in handy for all sorts of plumbing and heating jobs. My friend thinks they are way heavy (he uses all ridgid aluminum wrenches). I think they are very light, though not as light as their aluminum counterparts, and obviously tough as heck!
Works ok, but will buy Ridgid from now on.