The many different and often complicated applications, exacerbated by problems involving tightening threaded fasteners and joints in this field, require a variety of pliers & spanners. In bathrooms and other sanitary installations, accuracy and high-quality working methods are essential to avoid serious damage resulting from leaking water pipes etc.
VBW pliers & spanners are designed to meet all these challenges. From the classic waterpump pliers – the red ones with the yellow dot – and plumber's wrenches through to sophisticated X-Grip ABC pipe wrenches, whose universal jaw design makes them extremely versatile for numerous applications.
Included among the most frequently used tools in the field of bathrooms and sanitary installations are, without doubt, the wide-ranging group of plumber's wrenches and waterpump pliers. Plumber's wrenches (also referred to as Stillson wrenches or pipe wrenches) are particularly designed for working with piping and are used to a large extent in connection with pipe installation fasteners and joints (union nuts, fittings etc.). This is a classic tool in sanitary installations, heating systems and air conditioning or ventilation systems.
Waterpump pliers differ from pipe wrenches in the way they work. Waterpump pliers are self-locking as a result of the lever mechanism. The nut on the lower arm of a VBW pipe wrench limits the amount by which the jaws will open. This means it is not necessary to squeeze the two handles together to grasp the workpiece firmly. The coarse teeth in the jaws of the tool will bite into the surface of the pipes.