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Hand Wrench Shows Bad Puns Can Go Too Far Answered

It's a "hand" wrench. Get it? By Paul Julius Martus.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

10 years ago

It's a "hand" wrench. Get it?

*blanked*

All I can say is.. Huh?


Im sorry, I can never really understand any puns, lol :(

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Plasmana,   think of puns this way: 

They are just another way to use the same word or a word sounding very close to the one used.

With hand,  one can "hand" you a  hand wrench,  that you could then learn to be "handy" with.   It just takes a little practice really (and use of a good dictionary ;-) 

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Saturn V
Saturn V

Reply 10 years ago

See if you can get this one:


                  "You lie like a rug"

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

The visual pun is that a normal adjustable open-end wrench (which I think in the UK is called a spanner?), is operated by hand.  This wrench has had it's working end (the open hexagonal shape with adjustment screw) modified to look like a real hand.  Hence, a "hand" wrench.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 10 years ago

I think I get it, its name is a "hand wrench" (yeah, they call em spammers here, but I still call them wrench, hehe) like other tools which has two (or more) names such as "power drill" and long-nosed pliers", am I right? :D

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crapflinger
crapflinger

10 years ago

i think the pun is for when someone tells you to "hand tighten" a fitting which generally means to only tighten the fitting as much as y ou can without a wrench

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

You really "wrenched" that pun around  LOL ;-) 

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 10 years ago

alright, everyone together now

*groan*

i can imagine you chuckling to yourself as you typed that.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Well, it does happen to be one of my more poorly constructed puns :-) 

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acidbass
acidbass

10 years ago

 lol very unusual design wish they had those in my old shop

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

take that pipe wrench and use a monkey's head, with the jaws being the monkey's jaws LOL

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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 10 years ago

Eww, lol man, that is just gross! :P

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

  Well, that is a literal interpretation of Monkey wrench, right?  :-) 
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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 10 years ago

Hehehe yep!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

I once welded the handle of a small monkey wrench to the TOP of another small monkey wrench,  this gave it two handles, and made the job of twisting metal (in the blacksmith's shop I had at the time) so much easier.  :-)  You might call that one a two hand wrench :-) 
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Plasmana
Plasmana

Reply 10 years ago

Lol, that is a good idea

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Cadillachearseguy
Cadillachearseguy

10 years ago

So, the real question is.... Where Can I Get One? NOW!!!

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smurfsahoy
smurfsahoy

12 years ago

Calling a wrench a hand wrench might make sense, if you care to explain to me what exactly a non-hand wrench is. Can you put a motor on a wrench? Otherwise, it is redundant and misleading.

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Derin
Derin

Reply 12 years ago

I saw a spanner with auto-closing jaws

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_soapy_
_soapy_

Reply 12 years ago

You mean like the power drivers and air tools they use at motor shops? Because sure, you hold them in your hand, but only for control, the power comes from a working fluid or electric. Rather like an electric planer vs. a hand planer.

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smurfsahoy
smurfsahoy

Reply 12 years ago

Huh... fancy that. I was always just a proponent of the "put a length of pipe on the end of a normal wrench" to get more power. This crazy world is so newfangled!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

soapy got it in one, powered torque wrenches are the things also known as air guns when pneumatic which take the nuts off lorry and van tyres, they're completely unnecessary on cars though with the exception of racing and possily some very high performance cars. you also get petrol powered ones which have a 1 inch drive shaft and can be used as power packs aswell.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

12 years ago

So now we know that Goodhart's name is actually Paul Julius Martus...

Sorry, Goodhart!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

For real?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Um, you know better...have you forgotten already ? In just a few days, too ! LOL

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

pssst, I didn't post that today, I posted it a loooooong time ago, the dates are all messed up. One of my comments says I made it on June 3rd.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Yes, I now see the subtle difference between jun and jul LOL both have the coincidental date of the 2nd though, which threw me off.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Haha, I do know your real name now!

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

No...that's the name of the artist...Goodhart is the King of Puns...ha ha...joking...I'll shut up now.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Oh. I never heard of the guy.

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CameronSS
CameronSS

Reply 12 years ago

It's on the link...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

What link?

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dontno
dontno

12 years ago

They look like adjustable back scratchers.

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PKM
PKM

12 years ago

It's a "hand" wrench. Get it?

No... what's a hand wrench? I get that it's a wrench that looks like a hand, but I've never heard the phrase "hand wrench" before. Is that what you call universal hexagon rounders, aka adjustable spanners?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. Hand wrench is pretty generic - if it can fit in your hand, doesn't have a power source, and it's a wrench, then it's a hand wrench.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, I thought it was a pretty common term. Ah well.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

I've heard it before...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

I hadn't. I call the "real" ones "adjustable spanners".

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

Yes, but then y'all have funny names for everything over there...before I read #2 son's instructable I had never heard of "wellies". :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

yep, the language is kind of wonky LOL

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. A hand wrench is not necessarily adjustable - a (small) box end wrench is a hand wrench.

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 years ago

weell, it looks like an adjustable spanner...

(I don't want to make anyone mad... just for fun ;) )
That's a wrench!>>

pipe-wrench-1.jpg
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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

that's a pipe wrench

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thefonz101
thefonz101

12 years ago

Is this for long range butt-pinching?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

or long range size estimation ( it was about THIS big )

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Lawlz!

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whatsisface
whatsisface

12 years ago

Ok I now understand the hand wrench thing. IMO "Finger tight" would have been a good one too.

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

OK "finger tight" is officially 20 times as funny as the original pun... you wouldn't get a nut much more than finger tight with those tiny contact surfaces on an adjustable spannewrench anyway.. I'll stop picking holes now