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Footprint Pipe Wrench

For over a century tradesmen around the world have been using the Footprint wrench as the tool that gets the job done and lasts a lifetime. If you’re unsure just look at the Footprint wrench reviews online or speak to any tradesman who has one, we’re confident you’ll like what you hear.

The Footprint wrench was designed in 1875 but is just as useful in todays’ modern world. Thousands are sold across the globe every year for use as a general plumbing and pipe work tool.

Many utility and construction companies require the original Footprint wrench (not cheap copies) in the toolkits for their employees due to the reputation as a quality tool to trust.

It has an old fashioned design but within the design and quality of manufacturing lies its’ secret. It will move pretty much anything that feels immovable.

An invaluable addition to any tool kit that will last a lifetime. With Footprint occasionally receiving a “footy” back to be refurbished as it is inherited from father to son!

The Footprint wrench consists of two parts - one forged with a hook jaw at the end, and the other of pressed steel with carefully profiled teeth that locks onto the forged hook. The wrench is adjusted to various diameters by means of a screw bolt/pin.

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West 1 Gas and Plumbing Ltd - February 11, 2020 @ 11:29

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Possibly the best tool I own. Superior design that has stood the test of time. British made. Need I say more. An indestructible set of jaws that will grip anything, I intend to pass mine on to my son.

South Yorkshire Heating - November 13, 2019 @ 08:34

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These are a must have tool. I have had a pair of these for many many years. They grip fantastic and will last you for years. If you have any thing like pump valves or anything tight these are king.

M&M Gas Services Southern Ltd - September 19, 2019 @ 10:27

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had these for years, i remember seeing a set in my dads toolbox. the design has never changed, simple but extremely effective . every apprentice should be given a set of these.

Climasmart - February 19, 2019 @ 05:32

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Build quality: strong piece of kit that can be used at almost any time, features: grips on very tight in get out of trouble situations

BPH - Blakemore Plumbing And Heating - December 9, 2018 @ 10:26

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Had my set of footprints 12 years now. Essential piece of kit. Great for places where my knives are just a little too big. They are used regularly and the grip on the threads is still in great condition.

Viogas - December 1, 2018 @ 10:20

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Have been using these over fifty years indistructable is the only word and with Xmas here the best but crackers

A.D. Energy - October 4, 2018 @ 07:55

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I use this mainly to get out tough tprv's. It grips anything and the build quality is amazing. Really good to keep this in your tool bag. Highly recommended!

J W Heating and Plumbing Solutions Limited - July 25, 2018 @ 02:39

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Truly amazing grips with a build quality that is second to none. The Footprints manufactured today as just as good and strong as they always have been. Don’t fall for the cheap imitations, genuine Footprint pipe wrenches are clearly stamped “Footprint Made in England” originally designed in 1875 they will move the un-movable. Made in Sheffield, proper tools for proper plumbers that will last you a lifetime.

WGHS - July 24, 2018 @ 09:53

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Probably one of the first wrenches i bought and still have and use today. If footprints don’t grip it nothing will. I’ve watched these being build and I’m impressed. If you haven’t got a set then you need to go buy some. 9’ set only about £20.

Prontaplumb ltd - July 2, 2018 @ 11:01

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Brilliant build quality. Robust and does what it says on the tin. Value for money is great and it’s one of them tools That will last a life time. (Unless you leave it under a floor board)

S Court Plumbing - June 29, 2018 @ 11:43

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Staple tool In my Plumbing tool box for years, always buy footprints and have only ever had to buy new because I’ve lost them. Excellent quality

Harry's Heating - May 22, 2018 @ 05:34

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Every plumber will always own one. Simple and effective and at a fair price and they will never break

Wayne Burgess - April 18, 2018 @ 06:32

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In my opinion the single greatest tool for Plumbers and Heating Engineers ever made. Does the job day in, day out decades pass and you realize the Footprints have been with you since you got your first bit of kit at 16 years old at BISCO plumbers merchants in Middleton, Manchester ( company long since gone). Still if asked by anyone I say the first tools anyone starting out should get.

David Banner Joinery - April 4, 2018 @ 11:07

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Can’t be faulted. They last for years, never slip and wont let you down. Ive also got a pair of thumb turn ones which are great for quick adjust. British made in Sheffield by proper mesters.

Garden City Services - February 15, 2018 @ 04:32

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Loved my footprints, always used them, they never slip and will never break or blunt, I do like the slider kind a bit more

A Lewis Plumbing & Heating - December 19, 2017 @ 09:34

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Footprints best grips ever they will grip like a vice adjusted correctly and hold with no slip on Black iron pipe and fittings tail will take out rabiator plugs can use as board lifter chisel the list is endless top tool for your. tool box

Browns Plumbing - December 12, 2017 @ 03:48

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Good quality, highly versatile product which is extremely easy to adjust and use in tight spaces. A must have for anyone’s tool kit.

Brandane Construction - December 10, 2017 @ 11:02

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An absolute beauty of a tool. Footprints have stood the test of time and are regarded as the best of Plumbers wrenches. I always have one of these in my bag or on the van and wouldn't be without it.

GQ Heating Ltd - December 9, 2017 @ 10:25

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Love my footprints, got 2 pairs and they are my grips of choice. Some people joke by saying they're outdated and it's old guys who use them but I think they are great and I'm 28

D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing - December 8, 2017 @ 09:14

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Had these for years one of the first tools I ever bought and still going strong. Don’t use them much these days unfortunately. My dad still uses them and has about 4 pairs in his tool bag.

M Daniels Plumbing and Heating - December 8, 2017 @ 09:06

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These “were” the Best grips I owned until they were twocked our my box on site Will be getting them again

Buildit - November 7, 2017 @ 04:34

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Don’t even look at the price you need them I used these threw my aprentaship and have done ever since I would not turn up at a job without one I will be buying a new one in a tad

Patterson plumbing - August 27, 2017 @ 10:39

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Love footprints. Really solid build and gives really good grip. Only downside is bit of a pain adjusting the size with the screw in bolt

Belle Plumbing & Heating services - August 24, 2017 @ 08:56

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Had a few sets of these, lost my originals, replaced with other brands which were far inferior. Still got a 7" which i hardly use now, but some jobs theres no better tool.

Lyttle smart homes ni - June 28, 2017 @ 01:09

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Would be lost without these at home. My dad had a set for years and i then bought myself a set when bought my first house and they have been a life saver especially when ive had quite a few burst pipe.

Home Heating UK - June 26, 2017 @ 06:49

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Had my footprints for over 25 years use them 2 or 3 times a week cost me £7 in the early nineties Love them footprints

Peterborough Gas - June 11, 2017 @ 07:12

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Great tool and great to use in tight spaces. Have tried other brands but will be sticking to this one in the future.

D R Bell Plumbing and Gas - June 10, 2017 @ 11:15

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Solid go to spanner when you need something that is going to give you solid grip on pipe or fitting. Simple effective tool only 3 parts screw can be replaced with gutter bolt if required

ASW - May 18, 2017 @ 08:52

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One of the first tools I bought as an apprentice and they are still going strong. As there are only 3 pieces of solid metal you can use a lot of force behind these without worrying about breaking/damaging them. I prefer these over the thumb turn version you just don't want to lose the screw

Con Millar & Son's - May 17, 2017 @ 08:57

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It amazes me how many heating engineers who do not have these. I've had several pairs from when I was an apprentice. Which was a long time ago now. Useful for many jobs in relation to plumbing and heating.

Ignite Plumbing Services - May 14, 2017 @ 06:15

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One of the first tools I owned as an apprentice and my toolbox would be lost without them. I use them nearly every day. I always have a few pairs in case I lose them and can always put my hand on a pair

ACR Plumbing & Heating - May 11, 2017 @ 10:48

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First tool I was given as an apprentice along with a shifter. Absolutely great tool great for compressing fittings or loosening stiff nuts and the blade on the bottom is handy for large slotted screws or isolating ball 'o' fixes when you've forgot your flat driver.

Thatcher's Plumbing & Heating Services. - April 30, 2017 @ 12:49

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I personally think this tool can be very useful but the overal design of it could be better. Therefor the the reason I've selected the ratings that I have.

Pipeline Mechancial - April 29, 2017 @ 09:21

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Working with some 15mm black iron . Just say these are the way forward . Good job ! Frame of wrench is a would build and will never break .

Sunrise Plumbing & Heating - April 23, 2017 @ 08:21

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Having to replace s lot of seized stopcoks for a utility company theses bad boys have helped me out over the years. Quality made wouldn't be without them

Integrated Engineering (SW) Ltd T/A Bristol Gas - April 16, 2017 @ 04:30

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Got them second hand from the bay and find them really easy to use. Good quality will stand the test of time

Johnstone Plumbing and Heating - March 3, 2017 @ 02:55

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Classic tooling, has stood the test of time

B W Gas Services - January 16, 2017 @ 07:30

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Love my footprints, wouldn't be without them

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