The wrench was a tool that was often used as a melee weapon. Different wrenches were produced by various companies including Gadgetron. Vox Industries also provided upgrades for the Gadgetron OmniWrench 8000 for their DreadZone combat holo-vision show. Wrenches were commonly used as a mechanic's tool for turning bolt cranks and repairing vehicles. As newer versions of the wrench were released illegal modifications, such as the kinetic tether, were created.
The wrench seemed to have been a weapon commonly used by the Lombaxes, and at least one Lombax, Alister Azimuth, used a double-ended wrench. Ratchet used the OmniWrench 8000 when he was a mechanic on Veldin. When he left the planet with Clank, he brought it with him and started using it as a weapon, since then he had always had a wrench with him. Ratchet used many different types of wrenches during his adventures, including the Versa-Wrench Striker and OmniWrench 10K.
Wrenches could be used for a variety of tasks. As a tool they could be used to tighten nuts and help in the repair of vehicles. With a box breaker, a hyper-strike with a wrench would break any nearby breakables. A comet-strike could be used to destroy explosive crates from a safe distance. They could also be used to turn Bolt Cranks and, as they were magnetized; they could be used to collect bolts from afar. As a weapon, wrenches were used to strike enemies with. The OmniWrench Millennium 12 could be used to pick up items such as Lava Rocks. Wrenches could also be used to travel down zip lines.
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