What size spanner do scaffolders use?

What size spanner do scaffolders use?

The length of most scaffold spanners is between 200mm and 300mm (8-12″). The socket heads of scaffold spanners are flexible (see What is a flex-head spanner?), which is useful in obstructed spaces.

What size is a scaffolding ratchet?

What is the socket size of a scaffold wrench? In the United States, the most commonly used scaffold wrench size is 7/8-inch and ratchet size is 19/21 mm.

What is a Podger ratchet?

A podger spanner, or podger, is a tool in the form of a short bar, usually tapered and often incorporating a wrench at one end. Podgers are used for erecting scaffolding and steel scenery – The pointed end is used to align the bolt holes while the spanner end is used to tighten the nuts.

Is a ratchet the same as a spanner?

A socket wrench (or socket spanner) is a type of wrench (spanner in British English) that inserts into a socket to turn a fastener, typically in the form of a nut or bolt. The most prevalent form is the ratcheting socket wrench, often informally called a ratchet.

What size spanner do I need for Heras fencing?

2 clips should be used when joining panels together, 1 at the top, and 1 at the bottom, to ensure maximum security. These heras clips are compatible with our range of standard scaffold spanners in 7/16ths.

What is a scaffolding wrench?

The Scaffolding Ratchet (part number BS-63B) is three tools in one – tools that erectors need for easily and quickly engaging the posts, fasteners, and clamps on scaffolding. Since most scaffolding uses 7/8” hex nuts, the ratchet comes with a 1/2” drive pinned 7/8” six-point socket.

What is a scaffolding ratchet?

What is a spud wrench?

A spud wrench is a wrench with an adjustable or standard box wrench on one end and a tapered spike on the other. The spike can be used to line up bolt holes when installing pipe fittings, doing automotive work or—in the case of iron workers—for lining up bolt holes in girders and beams.

What is a scaffold ratchet used for?

What is a ring spanner?

Ring spanners are often double-ended and usually with offset handles to improve access to the nut or bolt. A double-ended tool with one end being like an open-end wrench or open-ended spanner, and the other end being like a box-end wrench or ring spanner. Both ends generally fit the same size of bolt.

What is the advantage of a ring spanner compared to a flat spanner?

A six flat spanner is normally shaped to fit against all 6 sides of hexagon nuts, this ensures a very tight fit and can allow considerable force to be applied. Ring spanners are stronger than the open ended type, but it does need access to fit it over the nut and can take a little time to locate it correctly.

What is a ratchet ring spanner?

A ratchet spanner uses a mechanism which allows an open-ended, flare or ring head to turn a fastener in one direction but not the other while remaining fitted to the fastener head.