Black & Decker ReadyWrench - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Why carry around 16 socket wrenches when one ReadyWrench will do?


Black & Decker ReadyWrench

I'm not one much for clutter. I like to know where everything is in the shop, and I don't like having to root through a pile of anything to find what I want. Which is what attracted me to the new Black & Decker ReadyWrench.
Essentially it's a collection of 16 socket wrenches that have been cleverly transformed into a single tool. One end of the ReadyWrench has 8 of the most commonly used standard wrench sizes (5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", 11/16" and 3/4") while the other has the corresponding metric equivalents (5mm, 10mm, 11mm, 13mm, 14mm, 16mm,17mm and 19mm).

The heads turn at both 45° and 90°, making it easy to manoeuvre the wrench in tight or awkward places. And, the socket sizes are laser etched and coloured, making it quick and easy to find the right socket for the job (and easy on old eyes.) The sockets have 6 points rather than 12, which I find gives a better grip, and are less likely to slip, especially when you're applying a lot of torque.


The ReadyWrench is made of vanadium steel with a nickel chrome finish, which makes for a very slick looking tool. To top it off, there is a comfortable rubber grip.
I've been using the ReadyWrench in the shop for a couple of weeks now, and find it works like a charm. At about 18 ounces, you'll barely notice the ReadyWrench in your tool box or tool drawer, but you'll be quite pleased that it's there when you need it.


  • 16 sockets (8 standard, 8 metric)
  • 6 points
  • heads turn at both 45° and 90°
  • vanadium steel body with nickel chrome finish
  • rubber grip
  • 18 oz weight
  • lifetime warranty

Manufacturer:Black and Decker
Available From:Tool and equipment suppliers nation wide
Retail Price:$29.99
Model #:MSW100
Made In:China
Carl Duguay, September 2010
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