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By Karla Pomeroy

Necessity leads to Worland man inventing new wrench


August 19, 2017

Karla Pomeroy

Bart Hillman demonstrates how his beam clamp wrench fits both the net and the square hex on a beam clamp.

WORLAND - The saying "necessity is the mother of invention" rang true for Worland plumber and construction worker Bart Hillman.

Frustrated with having to use several tools instead of one to tighten or loosen a beam clamp, Hillman invented a wrench that replaces two to three tools and allows him to use one. Hillman received his patent on the BCW - beam clamp wrench, or as he likes to call it Bart's Clever Wrench, in May, more than a year after the application was first submitted.

Hillman first enlisted the help of "George Foreman's InventHelp." According to an InventHelp press release, Hill...

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