The wrench flats milled onto a mandrel body which facilitate screwing the mandrel assembly onto the mandrel rod of the tube-bending machine. These flats are typically on the end of the mandrel body opposite of the nose, although they occasionally appear in the middle of the body. The specification for wrench flats usually varies with the threading of the mandrel body to ensure that the cross-section between a flat and the major diameter of the thread is as thick as possible.