GearWrench® Introduces 120XP™ Flex

March 3 2013

GearWrench® Introduces 120XP™ Flex

GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced the new 120XP™ Flex Head Ratchet will be available for purchase mid to late March. The new ratchet includes all the features of the standard 120XP™ Ratchet plus an adjustable flex head with six positions, giving the end user additional clearance and improved access.

The 120XP™ Flex Head Ratchet has a longer reach handle than the standard 120XP™, providing unprecedented access for hard to reach fasteners. Like the original 120XP™ Ratchet, the Flex Head has a 60-tooth gear that alternately engages double-stacked pawls to produce 120 positions and three-degree swing arc. The new ratchet is available in both full polish and cushion grip in 1/4” and 3/8” drive sizes, allowing for greater comfort and ease of use for technicians.

“GearWrench® launched its 120XP™ Ratchet last year and received excellent reviews from both automotive technicians and industrial users,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench®. “We know many of our users have been anxiously awaiting this Flex Head version so they can get the increased access provided by the longer handles and flex head design.”

The ratchet’s teardrop-shaped head has a low profile, flush-mounted on/off switch, which also improves access in tight spaces. The enclosed head design resists dirt infiltration. The product exceeds the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) strength requirements.

The following 120XP™ Flex Head Ratchet products are now available:

  • 1/4" Drive Flex Head Ratchet in full polish or cushion grip
  • 3/8" Drive Flex Head Ratchet in full polish, stubby and cushion grip
  • 1/2" Drive Flex Head Ratchet in full polish
  • Two-piece cushion grip Flex Head Ratchet Set, which includes ¼” and 3/8” cushion grip ratchets, in a durable foam storage tray
  • Four- piece full polish mixed ratchet set, which includes 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2” drive 120XP™ full polish Flex Head Ratchets and 3/8” drive 120XP™ full polish stubby Flex Head Ratchet in a durable foam storage tray

The 120XP™ Flex Head Ratchets offer strength, speed and access, making it easier and quicker to complete jobs. In addition to ratchets, GearWrench® also produces ratcheting and non-ratcheting wrenches, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools.