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The EDC Tool Roll: Crescent 4″ Adjustable Wrench

The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.

Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.


The way I see it, if you are going to carry something like a compact ratchet set or the incredible Knipex Pliers Wrench in your EDC Tool Roll, you also need to carry something like an adjustable wrench. You can use a set of pliers to hold a bolt in place while you tighten a nut but good hardened pliers will make a mess of the bolt with their sharp jaws. This is why my version of The EDC Tool Roll almost always includes a small adjustable wrench.

The Crescent AT24VS might be the best deal going in compact adjustable wrenches. Mine was sent to me by a friend, Dann S. in Ohio, who finds them regularly for $4-5 at local farm stores. They are often located in a bin near the registers like all good impulse buys should be. These wrenches cost more online.

The AT24VS is a drop forged wrench with machined flats. It has a smoothly turning knurl that makes adjusting the wrench easy, even with gloves. There is a laser etched scale on one side of the jaws but it is difficult to read in some light conditions. The black oxide finish on mine has held up well though, like most tools that aren’t chromed, I do put a bit of oil on it when I clean it up.

The combination of relatively comfortable handle, compact size, and easy adjustment have me reaching for this wrench fairly frequently. It might be the best bargain of the wrenches we have covered so far if you can find it the cheap farm store price.

Where to Buy:

Your best bet is to try to find this locally. Crescent brand wrenches are not hard to find and if you can find it at $4-5, it is a no-brainer. Online prices aren’t nearly as attractive but it is available on Amazon: Crescent AT24VS on Amazon

Previously Reviewed Alternatives:

  1. Channellock 804 4.5″ Adjustable Wrench
  2. Knipex Pliers Wrench (86 03 125)
  3. Lobster UM24SS Shorty Adjustable Wrench

See all the reviews for previous tools: The EDC Tool Roll

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