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The most common type of adjustable wrench in use today. The adjustable end wrench differs from the monkey wrench in that the gripping faces of the jaws are displaced to a (typically) 15 degree angle relative to the tool's handle, a design feature that facilitates the wrench's use in close quarters. The modern adjustable end wrench was invented by Johan Petter Johansson of Bahco. The incorrect use of "Crescent® wrench" to describe this design is derived from the Crescent®brand, owned by Apex Brands, Inc. Apex Tool Group, LLC. The generic term is "adjustable wrench."

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