HOWTO make a machete wrench

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23 Responses to “HOWTO make a machete wrench”

  1. Halloween_Jack says:

     The wrench closest to the hilt would probably be of limited to no use, because the handguard would keep you from putting it flat against whatever you’re bolting, and the one closest to the tip looks like it would split the end of the blade if you put any serious torque on it. It looks sort of cool, I’ll give them that.

    • Paul Renault says:

      I didn’t think about the position of the smallest wrench near the handle, but I came here to suggest that the next time they make one of these, they should stagger the holes, so as to not make a fault line.

      Even better, make two ‘em, each with fewer holes.

    • Chris Kirk says:

      Good thinking but not quite true. You’d push against the blunt side of the blade as leverage. To use the middle size you’d pull on the handle and push on the blunt of the blade, giving you even leverage throughout.  :)

  2. bcsizemo says:

    Cool yes, functional no.

    • Brainspore says:

      Depends on the intended function. I believe this was designed as an all-in-one tool for dispatching steampunk cyborgs.

      • Snig says:

        I came here to make that comment.  Brainspore and I will be the only one’s surviving the steampunk cyborg apocalypse.  It’d likely be best to have one in English units and a metric one to disassemble ninja steampunk cyborgs. 

  3. EH says:

    This is a Steam-Caturday thing, isn’t it.

  4. chellberty says:

    Remember campers always practice safe Hex.

  5. SedanChair says:

    “So as you can see, I can now use my machete to open…oh dear. Could you do me a huge favor and go fill a ziplock bag with ice? No, it’s fine. It’s fine. Look, could you calm down? I’m the one who cut it off, OK? Now I just need to dial–*thunk*”

  6. Ipo says:

    Gives meaning to the term “gut-wrenching”. 

  7. IamInnocent says:

    Safety note: always embed deeply in a nut case when not in use.”

  8. yrogerg says:

    KNIFE WRENCH!  Practical and safe.

  9. fredh says:

    And when it slips…lookout!!!

  10. Christina Ward says:

    Mister points out that this design also will make hacking through large carcasses much easier. The holes add to airflow in the slicing action through dense material..like a cheese knife.

  11. agilecyborg says:

    How to weaken spring steel is more apt. Creative and visually-appealing still.

  12. philipb says:

    Might be a couple of bolts in a pre-66 engine bay this would reach & turn. After that you’re SOL.

  13. mmrtnt says:

    Whatever you do though, do not make a Hammerang

  14. lewis_stoole says:

    it’s a pasta measurer

  15. lewis_stoole says:

    how come it doesn’t have a bottle opener?

  16. KenHMT says:

    Practical or no, that’s just too cool.  I’ve added it to our database at homemadetools.net: http://www.homemadetools.net/machete-wrench

  17. zapb42 says:

    Is it bad that I notice this as the tailgate to a 90′s era Dodge Dakota?  Had one and loved it.

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