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Garrington Jackdaw Crescent Wrench Restoration and Review


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The Jackdaw is an adjustable spanner or crescent wrench made by the Garrington Tool Company - often mistaken as Carrington - who were a British tool manufacturer. Here's our review and mini-restoration (also known as a quick clean, disassembly and re-lube). Curious about the company? Find out more info here.

You can usually find these spanners on eBay UK, eBay US and eBay AU. Check them out!

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

This is the AA10 model - which is the 10-inch model. The total range appears to be 4", 6", 8", 10", 12", 15" and 18".

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

The date is stamped into the head:

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

Manufactured 11th month 1956. Over half a century old at the time of writing this article - almost 63 years.

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

Not sure what HDO means on the other side to the date. Anyone?

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

Precision forged! The knurling on this one is pretty worn down:

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

The head shape:

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

Grub screw on the other side holding the thumb wheel in:

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

The grub screw comes out easily with a flathead driver:

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

Fully disassembled:

Here's a review and mini restoration of a Garringtons - often seen as Carringtons - Jackdaw adjustable spanner. This is the 10-inch model, AA10.

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