These are the words I would use to describe the operation of these wrenches. Cheaper wrenches suffer from lose tolerances that cause the wrench to slip, lose its adjustment or not operate smoothly. I have never had any of these issues with my Craftsman 3 piece adjustable wrench set.
Recommend this product?
My set includes 6, 8, and 10 inch sizes. The 6 inch opens to about an inch, the 8 inch tops out at inch and a quarter, while the 10 inch goes to one and a half inches. This covers 90 percent of my needs.
The quality is right up there with my crescent adjustable wrenches. This is no small statement considering they were the originators of adjustable wrenches.
I like the fact that Craftsman kept the large hole at the end of the wrenches as these are handy for hanging them up on the pegboard wall above my tool bench.
The great thing about Craftsman hand tools has got to be the iron clad warranty. They will exchange a defective handtool for the life of the tool. I will be handing these down to my son someday, and they will still have the warranty. Being they are constructed of very durable chrome vanadium steel, I doubt I will ever need the warranty.Oh, did I mention- THey are made in America!