The 10 Best Pipe Wrenches
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in October of 2017. The next time you wake up to use the bathroom, spare a moment to acknowledge the extraordinary convenience of modern indoor plumbing before you drift back to sleep. It is all made possible by the humble pipe wrench, and our selection of these tools includes an array of sizes and designs. Some are basic models best used for home projects, while others are suitable for professional plumbers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pipe wrench on Amazon.
March 30, 2019:
Removed the GreatNeck APW24 due to durability concerns; reports indicate that it may warp or even break when faced with a heavy workload. On a similar note, the Olympia Tool appeared to be a potential safety hazard, as its jaw had cracking issues after light use. We eliminated it from the list as well.
Added the Ridgid 31120 in part to include an offset style wrench on the list, which may be better suited for certain projects than standard models based on the location and configuration of the pipes being worked on. For example, it would be particularly useful for a plumber doing overhead work in a basement on pipes snaking through the bays underneath the floor above. Also included the Goplus Set in the list — while users report that they’re probably not professional quality, they also suggest they’re durable and functional enough to keep around the house in case you need to tinker on the sink, shower, or one of your kitchen appliances at some point.