wrench from

wrench something from someone

to grab or twist something out of someone's grasp. The policeman wrenched the gun from Lefty's hand and called for his partner. Max wrenched the wallet from Jed's hand and fled with it.
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The most straightforward approach would be to cut down a ball nosed hex wrench from a full set and in stall it in the 1/4" socket drive, however, I didn't want to ruin my hex wrench set and buying another set just to get one wrench seemed like a waste.
The adapter keeps the torque wrench from touching the bearing cap and other parts.
A particularly rare piece in Mark's collection is the 375 Dain wrench from a Marseilles corn sheller.
Another twist on this invaluable tool is the Bionic Wrench from LoggerHead Tools, Chicago, Ill.
Securely and immediately tighten and loosen without removing wrench from pipe.
Mr Bal followed him, grabbed Martin in a bear hug and snatched the wrench from the intruder.
For maximum, safety, the reaction forces are contained in-line to prevent the wrench from pulling or twisting off the bolt under load.
Dad can tighten or loosen fasteners with ratchet-like speed because there is no need to remove the wrench from the fastener between turns.