The Reed Valve Wheel Wrench protects valve wheels from damage and burrs by leveraging force on the outer rim. The safe design allows the handle to bend giving warning of excess load. The wrench offers an easy solution for handling hard to open valves. The hooks work without gouging the wheel rim. OSHA inspectors can assess penalties for using a pipe wrench on a valve wheel rim, as the teeth can leave sharp burrs on the rim resulting in hand injuries.