Superior Tool 03825 Basin Buddy Faucet Nut Wrench-Wrench to grab metal – It worked better

Was replacing my kitchen faucet with a new built in sprayer version and was worried about crawling under there to remove the old one, specifically the nylon nuts that were holding down the old one for 20+ years. With a ratchet extension and this little tool i was able to remove the old nylon nuts from the faucet as well as the separate nylon nut on the hand sprayer with ease. Previously i had to try and get a small pliers under there and hope i had enough room to do it and to even move it, had the nuts off in about 2 minutes and no messes. Never going to do another faucet without this little baby, i’d recommend you always have one handy too. Even for tightening up the toilet seat, it fits perfectly on the nylon nut there too.

Needed to replace my mounting nuts on a bathroom faucet. With this tool i was able to easily disconnect the water lines and finished the job in < 2 minutes.

As others have mentioned, the provided 1/4 to 3/8 adapter/extension fits too loosely. This can result in a small and sharp-edged basin buddy falling into your face or eyes in tight quarters looking up to the faucet, so please be careful and wear eye protection when using. I used some teflon tape to connect the provided adapter and it seend to mush more secure.

Really could not have done it without this. Was useful with both the standard 1/2′ metal hose connector and the plastic sleeve connecting the faucet.

Before purchasing, make sure there is enough clearance for the tool to grab the nut that needs tightening. I bought this and several other tools to tighten the nut on a moen faucet, but there wasn’t nearly enough clearance for the tool to grab the nut. I should have just bought the plastic moen tool that was designed for the task.

Putting the faucet on and then placing the sink onto the counter is an easy step, 15 y ago. To replace the faucet up and under is so difficult/next to impossible unless you have this do-all gadget to extend the nuts holding the faucet. Also, the faucet holding nuts are 3/16 thick, the tool is about 1. 5′ of gripping surface, turning is easy. Even if used once it is a must-have.

  • Love the idea
  • Solved my problem!
  • Worth the cost, even if you only use it once!

Couldn’t reach the plastic buts to remove faucet. Couldn’t believe how easy it was to remove the nut i could not reach with a regular pair of pliers. Neighbor borrowed mine and i need to get it back.

Bought this to make it easier to swap out my kitchen sink faucet. It worked better than the plastic handheld one i bought first because i was able to use my ratchet for extra leverage. Of course whoever installed the original faucet must have really cranked it tight.

Great tool just as described in description,superior tool 03825 basin buddy faucet nut wrench-wrench to grab metal, pvc, plastic, and coupling nuts. You will need a extension bar to reach in some cases. Worked great had to use a mirror my bathroom vanity to small for me to get under. One flaw the adapter that comes on the tool doesn’t fit snug it does keep falling off, kind of like the adapter is worn but it’s not just doesn’t fit snug.

I’m in the seventh decade of life and couldn’t loosen the plastic nuts holding our two handled kitchen faucet with sprayer hose snug against the basin/counter top. With a 3/8′ ratchet, 6′ extension (10′ would of been better due to deep basin), and this basin buddy; i was easily able to loosen the stuck plastic nuts. Replaced diverter and sprayer hose then used basin buddy to reattach. Saved me from hiring a plumber or having my son do the project. Extremely happy with the modest cost and ease of use of basin buddy.

It’s a good thing i didn’t need a basin wrench, because basin buddy wouldn’t have replaced that. What basin buddy did help with was the nuts that joined the hot and cold water supply lines. It was nothing a wrench couldn’t have done, but it made the job easier because of the tight space.

Features of Superior Tool 03825 Basin Buddy Faucet Nut Wrench-Wrench to grab metal, pvc, plastic, and coupling nuts

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  • Unique slots grab locknut wings without breaking them off
  • Universal tool fits most metal lock nuts, most coupling nuts, most PVC locknuts and most metal and plastic toilet supply nuts
  • Cutaway design fits around existing supply lines toremove coupling nut
  • Once coupling nut is removed, cutaway fits aroundthe faucet shank (½-Inch) to remove metal and plastic nuts
  • Use with ¼ or 3/8-Inches ratchet drive, adapter included
  • Unique slots grab locknut wings without breaking them off
  • Universal tool fits metal lock nuts, coupling nuts, PVC locknuts, most metal and plastic toilet supply nuts
  • Cutaway design fits around existing supply lines to remove coupling nut
  • Once coupling nuts is removed, cutaway fits around the faucet shank (½”) to remove metal and plastic nuts
  • Use with ¼” or 3/8” ratchet drive, adapter included

From the manufacturer

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For 60 years Superior has stood behind every tool like no other company. Superior continues to be the dependable source for innovative products that make plumbing jobs faster and easier.

basin buddy

basin buddy

Replace your bathroom faucet quicker and easier!

This innovative tool replaces your typical basin wrench.

Basin Buddy Universal Faucet Nut Wrench

Universal basin wrench socket

Multi-functional compact tool can be used to easily remove a variety of coupling nuts and lock nuts in hard-to-reach areas.

  • Unique slots grab locknut wings without breaking them off
  • Universal tool fits metal lock nuts, coupling nuts, PVC locknuts, most metal and plastic toilet supply nuts
  • Cutaway design fits around existing supply lines to remove coupling nut
  • Once coupling nuts is removed, cutaway fits around the faucet shank (½”) to remove metal and plastic nuts
  • Use with ¼” or 3/8” ratchet drive, adapter included

female iron pipe

For use with a variety of nuts

Series of slots and hex-shanked cavities provide a positive fit to a variety of nuts.

2-4

For use with a variety of nuts

Series of slots and hex-shanked cavities provide a positive fit to a variety of nuts.

oldstyle

For use with a variety of nuts

Series of slots and hex-shanked cavities provide a positive fit to a variety of nuts.

toilet tool

For use with a variety of nuts

Series of slots and hex-shanked cavities provide a positive fit to a variety of nuts.

female iron pipe

½” female iron pipe

2-4

2 or 4 tab plastic lock nuts

oldstyle

Old style metal lock nuts

toilet tool

Most metal and plastic toilet supply nuts

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This superior tool basin buddy will save you from having to take time off work to wait around for a plumber to show up to replace your old kitchen or bathroom sink faucets. And that means you’ll save $$$. Because i have a huge kitchen sink, there is limited access underneath where the hoses attach. Basin buddy works with a standard socket wrench handle (which i had, see photo). Loosened/tightened the plastic fastener thingies and loosened/tightened the steel nuts that connect the hoses to the faucet.

This is the kind of tool that i think plumbers hope we don’t get a hold of. It turned an hours long job into a 30m mild workout. If you only ever do one sink/faucet replacement, it’s worth the cost in headaches alone. The only con that i can think of is the fit between the tool and the wrench/adapter is a bit loose. Slipped off the adapter far too easily, and i had to twist around the small cabinet under the sink more then a few times to find it and re-attach. Even with this though, it severely simplifies the process, and deserves 5 stars.

I own this and the ridgid 66807 faucet and sink installer model 2006. Unfortunately neither will do 15/16′ brass lock nuts. The basin buddy has a 1/4′ socket hole (you need to buy an extension) and a 1/4 to 3/8 adapter (so you could buy 3/8 extension). I bought the tekton 1608 1/4-inch drive extra long extension bar set for the 18/12/9′ extensions. I talked to someone in engineering @ superior about the 15/16′ and they told me that the tool is made to do 870 thousands but will fit up to 930 thousands but unfortunately 15/16 = 937 thousands (so close). I’ve bought a gearwrench 81612 3/8-inch drive crowfoot wrench 15/16-inch that will hopefully help me out next time i hit the 15/16 but i’ll keep the basin buddy for the modern tabbed locked nuts as it can’t be worse than a standard basin wrench i recently tried on a modern single hole faucet but the lock nut was the smaller size (7/8) where the smaller recessed size seems to be 13/16 in the superior tool fitting and unfortunately trying to tighten a locknut that is held off the surface by 1/4 where the tool wrench to hook into it is recessed 1/2′ doesn’t allow it to grip it. I bought a set of sae crow feet rampro 3/8′ drive crowfoot wrench set, sae/inch (standard) | includes sizes: 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8 & 1 inch | 10-piece kit with clip organizer.  and the 7/8 size worked great (see picture) .

The tool probably works as advertised, but it is designed for a bathroom sink rather than the kitchen sink for which i needed it. It is significantly too small to fit the delta faucet on my kitchen sink. I will keep it in case i need to replace one of my bathroom faucets.

Needed to replace a faucet on a laundry sink that had been mounted to the basin before that was mounted to the cabinet, so no one had ever needed access before. I had no luck with anything from pliers to a basin wrench. First, i bought the (highly recommended) rigid multi-tool, but it was too big to fit. I came close to just tearing the whole cabinet out, but gave this little wrench head a try first. I held it in my hand and got the old coupling nuts out, and the new ones into place. Nothing else would have worked.

One of the great inventions – right up there with fire and the wheel. Getting under the sink and getting a toolup to the connections is a real pain. But with the buddy, it is a snap. Has a longer extension for the socket wrench,so the wrench is down where you are.

Unique slots grab locknut wings without breaking them off

Works so much easier and fits in tighter places than the traditional basin wrench. Everyone said i’d have to remove my pedestal sink from the wall to change the faucet. This was the only tool that could get to the faucet nut without having to remove sink from wall.

Universal tool fits most metal lock nuts, most coupling nuts, most PVC locknuts and most metal and plastic toilet supply nuts

Cutaway design fits around existing supply lines toremove coupling nut

Once coupling nut is removed, cutaway fits aroundthe faucet shank (½-Inch) to remove metal and plastic nuts

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Superior Tool 03825 Basin Buddy Faucet Nut Wrench-Wrench to grab metal, pvc, plastic, and coupling nuts
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3.9 / 5  stars, based on  313  reviews