If you are a handyperson, you sure have a bunch of tools, and of course – wrenches. And it is certainly a bother trying to find the right one. Jordan Steranka, an industrial designer based in Seattle, has created a concept that could spare us from searching for a suitable wrench. It will particularly thrill all the shutterbugs and DIY photographers out there – since the concept is based on camera aperture.
Aperture Wrench is designed to fit a wide range of nuts sizes. It’s a tool that makes it easier to find a suitable wrench – because all of them are in a single tool. It also serves to reduce the amount of tools you need and store in your workshop. And you can adjust it by rotating a dial and changing the aperture size.
When you adjust the size of the aperture, you can use lock button to keep the desired size in place. The wrench also has a built-in light, so you can illuminate the area you work on. The tool is designed to provide a good grip, so it may also be useful for damaged bolt heads. This makes me think of my 20-year old bicycle and the trouble I have every time I need to fix something on it.
The only downside I see is that it may be difficult for operating in small spaces. Even when the aperture is small, the wrench is still relatively large. But still, I believe this solution could really help you declutter your workshop and make searching for a wrench less frustrating.
As far as I know, Aperture Wrench is still just a concept, but hopefully it will be available for sale soon. I’d definitely like to have something like this, and I know at least a dozen people who would find it useful.