Anyone have any experience, positive or negative, of the following varieties of "improved" brake nut spanners? Had to change a hose on one of the fleet at the weekend and although it was a very clean, rust-free pickup I had to grind the brass fitting down to the threads to get a 3/8" A/F pipe nut undone, and even then nearly rounding it off with a good Britool flare nut spanner.
How does the ratchet work on these - does it work to self-tighten onto the hex?
I'm assuming these open to get round the pipe, then self-tighten?
Quite like the look of these, obvious how they work and reasonably priced, at least over there!
There were also some that seemed like the end folded round and latched to make a full hex: don't think they were American but they were expensive - can't find the link now though.