New Line of LENOX Cast Iron and Cast Aluminum Pipe Wrenches

    May 18, 2006

    EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. — LENOX, a leading manufacturer of premium power tool accessories, hand tools and band saw blades, announces an expansion of its line of hand tools designed for plumbing professionals — a new line of cast iron and cast aluminum pipe wrenches constructed from the highest grade materials, forged and heat treated to ensure maximum toughness.

    LENOX Cast Iron and Cast Aluminum Pipe Wrenches both feature heat-treated components that stand up to the roughest conditions, hardened teeth that provide maximum torque and a lifetime guarantee.

    The handles of the cast iron pipe wrenches are constructed from the highest grade iron, and the wide I-beam handle design provides a comfortable grip and excellent weight distribution. The sturdy cast aluminum construction of LENOX Cast Aluminum Pipe wrenches makes them 25 to 30 percent lighter than standard cast iron pipe wrenches, greatly reducing hand and arm fatigue — yet it keeps them strong enough for professional use.

    "Pipe wrenches take such a beating on the job and in the tool box, and to ensure that they last a long time and perform well, most manufacturers make them from cast iron," said Emily Furnal, hand tool product manager, LENOX. "While cast iron is necessary for some jobs, it makes wrenches extremely heavy and difficult to carry and maneuver. LENOX has solved this issue by offering a line of cast aluminum pipe wrenches that are much lighter, yet sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of the jobsite. For those who need cast iron wrenches, we′ve made them more durable and more comfortable than standard pipe wrenches."

    LENOX hosts a full line of premium wrenches offered in every size professionals need, including 8", 10", 12", 14", 18", 24", 36" and 48". These products, and the entire line of professional hand tools, are available through plumbing distributors, home centers and anywhere plumbers purchase LENOX products.