Filter & Strap Wrenches

Filter and strap wrenches - commonly called chain wrenches - are used to hold or turn smooth circular objects, such as knobs, pipes and tubing. Filter strap wrenches work via a strap or chain that is pulled in tension around an object until it grips it firmly.

Types of filter and strap wrenches

The strap or chain involved can take various forms. Some straps are made of nylon and are smooth and flexible, while others are steel, which are firmer but still with some flexibility. The chains tend to be of the roller chain type (like a bicycle chain). You could also choose:

  • Oil-filter wrenches - specifically used for removing spin-on type oil filters. These filters are smooth, cylindrical canisters that are otherwise difficult to grip.

How to use a filter and strap wrench

To use a filter or strap wrench, place the end of the wrench with the teeth on it against the object you want to tighten, loosen or hold. Then wrap the chain around the object. Once the chain is attached, ratchet the wrench handle to move the object in whichever direction you need.


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Description Price Capacity Strap Length Handle Length Strap Material Handle Material
RS Stock No. 542-3751
BrandRS PRO
$40.34
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155 mm - - Nylon Plastic
RS Stock No. 449-9599
BrandRS PRO
$35.27
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75 → 120 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 847-3822
BrandRS PRO
$44.77
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- 500mm 300mm - Chromium-Molybdenum Steel
RS Stock No. 144-7965
BrandRS PRO
$33.80
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50.8 → 101.6 mm - - Steel PVC
RS Stock No. 519-894
Mfr. Part No.375-8
BrandBahco
$57.71
Each
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220 mm - 305mm Nylon Alloy Steel
RS Stock No. 876-4872
Mfr. Part No.138A.30
BrandFacom
$98.23
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125 mm 760mm 300mm Nylon aluminum alloy
RS Stock No. 124-6104
Mfr. Part No.TAHBE64520
BrandBahco
$108.30
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160 mm 520mm - - PVC
RS Stock No. 876-4881
Mfr. Part No.138A.48
BrandFacom
$120.10
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165 mm 1200mm 300mm Nylon aluminum alloy
RS Stock No. 530-677
Mfr. Part No.U.48
BrandFacom
$157.72
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66 → 105 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 717-9207
Mfr. Part No.372-6
BrandBahco
$554.80
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6 in - 1122mm Steel Steel
RS Stock No. 145-7917
Mfr. Part No.27ZR
BrandIrwin
$80.64
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225 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 297-4672
Mfr. Part No.D.151A
BrandFacom
$180.27
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65 → 120 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 717-9190
Mfr. Part No.372-1.1/2
BrandBahco
$126.26
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1.5 in - 350mm Steel Steel
RS Stock No. 178-0353
Mfr. Part No.61481
BrandEga-Master
$76.84
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8 mm - 300mm - -
RS Stock No. 717-9201
Mfr. Part No.372-8
BrandBahco
$685.78
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8 in - 1278mm Steel Steel
RS Stock No. 178-0342
Mfr. Part No.61480
BrandEga-Master
$70.71
Each
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3 mm - 300mm - -
RS Stock No. 236-7591
Mfr. Part No.U.46
BrandFacom
$75.46
Each
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65 → 105 mm 260mm - Steel Steel
RS Stock No. 717-9194
Mfr. Part No.372-2.1/2
BrandBahco
$252.70
Each
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2.5 in - 685mm Steel Steel
RS Stock No. 145-7914
Mfr. Part No.T23212
BrandIrwin
$535.56
Each
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76 mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 145-7913
Mfr. Part No.T240
BrandIrwin
$104.56
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101 mm - - - -
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