If you have ever tried to install or repair a kitchen faucet, you know how important it is to have a strong and sturdy basin wrench. If you are looking to buy one for the first time, or upgrade from an existing one, we have listed three basin wrenches below with full reviews to point you in the right direction toward a purchase.
Superior Tool 03825 Basin Buddy Faucet Nut Wrench
The first basin wrench up for review is the Superior Tool 03825 Basin Buddy Faucet Nut Wrench. On this list today, we wanted to give you three distinct options to choose from, each with their own unique features. All three of these products come from different manufacturers.
The reason we did this is so that you can see three of the biggest brands on the market right now, and how they compare and/or differ from one another. The common theme between all three brands is that they are known to create high-end products at affordable pricing.
The Superior Tool 03825 Basin Buddy Faucet Nut Wrench has been developed by Superior Tool, a well-known brand. This unique wrench has slots that can grab locknut wings without even breaking them. This is a universal tool, that can work with a lot of various nuts and bolts including metal lock nuts, PVC locknuts, coupling nuts, and many others used for both metal and plastic toilet jobs.
There is a cutaway design on this that can fit around existing supply line, making it easy to work within a kitchen faucet. Once a coupling nut is removed from the faucet, the cutaway can fit nicely around the faucet shank. This is to be used primarily with a ¼” or 3/8” ratchet drive. It comes with an adapter for these jobs.
- Works great
- Compatible with many nuts and bolts
- Fits nicely with the kitchen faucet
- Replaces really quickly
Limited in use, can’t do many other things around the house
Aothpher Multifunctional Carbon Steel Socket Wrench
The second basin wrench up for review is the Aothpher Multifunctional Carbon Steel Socket Wrench. Aothpher is the second manufacturer on the list today, and they have made one of the most affordable wrenches on this list.
One of the most important things to look for when searching for a basin wrench is durability; this is crucial. You don’t want to buy a wrench that wears and tears after use, and needs to be replaced in a short amount of time. This is going to cost you more down the road. Your best bet is to find an affordable option right now that is going to last you for years and years to come.
This specific basin wrench is definitely multifunctional and can be used on a variety of nuts around the home. This can be really helpful when installing a kitchen faucet or working around one.
It is made of the highest quality of carbon steel that is very solid and will not bend over time. It measures 2.36” by 7.87”, so it is concise and compact not to get in your way when accomplishing a job around the house; this makes it easy to carry and saves a lot of space around the house.
What makes it one of the best is that it is very affordable, and is going to save you a lot of money because of its strong design. It is also a great bottle opener, so you can leave it around the kitchen for multiple uses after installing a faucet or sink.
- Multiple uses
- Concise and compact
- Can store easily
- Strong and durable design
- Poor paint job on the product itself
- Not compatible with all bolts—check before you buy
LASCO 13-2029 Metal 16-Inch Basin Wrench
The final basin wrench for kitchen faucet on the list is the LASCO 13-2029 Metal 16-Inch Basin Wrench. This is one of the most unique looking wrenches available for purchase. LASCO is our third and final manufacturer and they are also a great brand. They make durable products that are meant to last a good deal of time.
Now since you know all three names of the manufacturers, we highly recommend that you go to their websites to see their branding and more testimonials for yourself. This will make it easier for you to make a clearer decision when it comes to purchasing a basin wrench.
This specific LASCO Basin Wrench is definitely a must-have, whether you are a plumber or just someone at home who wants to fix things yourself. This is specifically designed to help you to install faucets in the kitchen and around the house.
The strong jaw can be used to grip right onto the nuts, letting them come loose efficiently and easily. This tool is incredibly helpful for any repairs you have to do under the sink. It is 16” long, able to really reach far distances away from you, aiding you in the installation of a faucet (or the taking apart of one).
This is an affordable basin wrench, and what makes it special is that it has been specifically designed for use on a kitchen faucet. The other two on the list, while they will work, are not specifically designed with this in mind.
- Designed for kitchen faucet installing and repairing
- Easy to use
- Durable design
- Strong material
- Made primarily for experts, hard for beginners
- Need to add a spring to the claw itself
The main reason why you would consider purchasing a basin wrench for yourself, is that you want to do the work without hiring any outside help. We recommend doing this because it is going to save you a great deal of money over time.
Plumbers and repair persons charge a hefty price for their services. If you are a beginner, there are plenty of online tutorials to help you figure out how to use a basin wrench. All three of the products listed above are fantastic options that are going to help you immensely.