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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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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Terry Burgin Plumbing and Heating Engineer
30th May 2020

I had a set of these passed down to me when I first started plumbing about 20 years ago, they must have been nearly 20 years old before that. Indestructible design. I don’t use them all that often but when you get that awkward fitting or pipe these are in my toolbox to rescue me time and time again

I had a set of these passed down to me when I first started plumbing about 20 years ago, they must have been nearly 20 years old before that. Indestructible design. I don’t use them all that often but when you get that awkward fitting or pipe these are in my toolbox to rescue me time and time again


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by West 1 Gas and Plumbing Ltd
11th February 2020

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by South Yorkshire Heating
13th November 2019

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by M&M Gas Services Southern Ltd
19th September 2019

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Climasmart
19th February 2019

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by BPH - Blakemore Plumbing And Heating
9th December 2018

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Viogas
1st December 2018

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by A.D. Energy
4th October 2018

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!

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!


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by J W Heating and Plumbing Solutions Limited
25th July 2018

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by WGHS
24th July 2018

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Prontaplumb ltd
2nd July 2018

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)

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)


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by S Court Plumbing
29th June 2018

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Harry's Heating
22nd May 2018

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Wayne Burgess
18th April 2018

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by David Banner Joinery
4th April 2018

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Garden City Services
15th February 2018

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by A Lewis Plumbing & Heating
19th December 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Browns Plumbing
12th December 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Brandane Construction
10th December 2017

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by GQ Heating Ltd
9th December 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing
8th December 2017

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by M Daniels Plumbing and Heating
8th December 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Buildit
7th November 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Patterson plumbing
27th August 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Belle Plumbing & Heating services
24th August 2017

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Lyttle smart homes ni
28th June 2017

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Home Heating UK
26th June 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Peterborough Gas
11th June 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by D R Bell Plumbing and Gas
10th June 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by ASW
18th May 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Con Millar & Son's
17th May 2017

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Ignite Plumbing Services
14th May 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by ACR Plumbing & Heating
11th May 2017

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Thatcher's Plumbing & Heating Services.
30th April 2017

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.

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.


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Pipeline Mechancial
29th April 2017

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 .

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 .


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating
23rd April 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Integrated Engineering (SW) Ltd T/A Bristol Gas
16th April 2017

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

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


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by Johnstone Plumbing and Heating
3rd March 2017

Classic tooling, has stood the test of time

Classic tooling, has stood the test of time


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Review for Footprint Pipe Wrench by B W Gas Services
16th January 2017

Love my footprints, wouldn't be without them

Love my footprints, wouldn't be without them


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