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New GearWrench High-Strength Wheel Protector Impact Socket Set Provides the Best Solution at Every Turn

GearWrench offers a wide variety of standard and specialty sockets that deliver improved speed, strength and access. The newest addition to the socket category is the GearWrench 3-Pc High-Strength Wheel Protector Impact Socket Set. These new sockets (SKU number: 84946) last three times longer than other wheel-protecting thin-wall sockets due to the innovative high-strength reinforcing ring that increases durability and provides added strength.

Technicians no longer have to worry about damaging expensive wheels and lug nuts when changing out a tire. GearWrench High-Strength Wheel Protector Impact Sockets have a protective outer sheath and insert that helps to prevent damage and boosts productivity.

The thin wall socket design provides access even for wheels with minimal lug nut clearance and the color-coded outer sheath also helps to easily identify the socket size. The sockets also feature a manganese phosphate coating, which offers up to two times the life of black oxide coatings, further enhancing the socket’s durability. The three-piece set comes in a durable blow-molded storage case and includes 17mm, 19mm and 21mm sockets.

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GearWrench® Showcases Ratcheting Innovations at National Hardware Show

Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench among the Newest Tools on Display (Booth # 6617)

LAS VEGAS - GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, today announced its line of ratcheting wrenches is on display and available for hands-on demos at this year’s National Hardware Show. 

Inventor of the original patented 5-degree ratcheting wrench, GearWrench continues to lead the industry with breakthrough innovations in the ratcheting category. Most recently, GearWrench introduced the Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench to provide users with greater access and speed for flare nut applications, such as plumbing supply-line connections. The double-ended wrench features a ratcheting six-point open end for increased speed and a low profile flex-head for access in tight spaces. Finished in full-polish chrome vanadium, the new Ratcheting Flare Nut Wrench will be available in a variety of sizes including metric 9mm to 21mm, SAE 1/4” – 7/8” and will also come in two sets, 5-piece SAE and 6-piece metric. 

“While our heritage is in automotive and professional applications, GearWrench tools continue to help more DIY enthusiasts solve complex problems and improve productivity,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “Our new Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench is the ideal solution for plumbing projects that require users to work in constricted spaces, often under the kitchen or bathroom sink.” 

GearWrench Ratcheting Wrenches are known for increasing productivity with speed, strength and access. Additionally, GearWrench is showcasing its award winning X-Beam, which allows more force to be applied to the handle flat due to a surface area that is 500 percent greater than traditional wrenches, providing greater comfort and control for the user. 

GearWrench also provides pass-thru ratchets, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers, and specialty tools. 

GearWrench® Revs Up NASCAR Sponsorship

GearWrench® is proud to support the Fastenal Racing Team as it kicks off another exciting NASCAR season with Carl Edwards behind the wheel of the No. 99 Ford Fusion. Edwards will drive the Fastenal Car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.   Read more at Fastenal.

2013 marks Fastenal’s eighth year as a NASCAR team sponsor and GearWrench has been there from the start. Following in the footsteps of his Father, Carl Edwards, Sr., Edwards already has a solid track record of NASCAR success, making his way from the Camping World Truck Series to the elite Sprint Cup Series. Among his many wins is a Nationwide Series Championship. 

If you’re a NASCAR fan, you’ll see the GearWrench® logo on the Fastenal car at select races. We will also participate in Fastenal Racing promotional events throughout the year.  

A favorite of the automotive industry and race enthusiasts alike, GearWrench® tools are known for delivering speed, strength and access. For a listing of upcoming races visit: http://www.fastenalracing.com/schedule/

 

GearWrench® Offers Automotive Technicians First Of Its Kind 120XP Ratchet with 120 Positions And 3-Degree Swing Arc

Innovative Ratchet Design Enables Unprecedented Access 

GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced the launch of the 120XP™ Ratchet. The new hand tool is the only ratchet that features 120 positions for every full rotation, allowing it to turn fasteners with a swing arc of as little as three degrees. 

Its unique design makes it easier than ever for automotive technicians to reach fasteners in severely limited access applications. The 120XP has a 60-tooth gear that alternately engages its Double-Stacked Pawl™ Technology to produce the 120 positions and three-degree swing arc. The ratchet’s teardrop-shaped head has a low profile, which also improves access in tight spaces. 

“GearWrench revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the original five-degree ratcheting wrench, which changed the game when it comes to access,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “The 120XP ratchets take access to a whole new level, providing users with extreme access, which allows them to get jobs done quicker.” 

The 120XP ratchet design provides all the benefits of a fine-tooth ratchet without sacrificing strength or durability. The product exceeds the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) strength requirements and delivers the strength and durability that have become synonymous with all GearWrench tools. 

The 120XP ratchet’s long handle is ergonomically designed to provide comfort and a good grip for users. It has an easy-to-clean, full polish chrome finish and comes in three drive sizes: 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2”. The 120XP ratchets are sold separately and come in select SAE/Metric standard/deep socket sets. 

“Automotive technicians often have to remove parts to gain access to tight spaces while working under the hood of a vehicle. With the 120XP, you can avoid that hassle and save valuable time in the shop,” added Stewart. 

The following 120XP products are now available: 

• 1/4" Drive Full Polish Teardrop Ratchet 

• 3/8" Drive Full Polish Teardrop Ratchet 

• 1/2" Drive Full Polish Teardrop Ratchet 

• 51-Pc 1/4" Drive SAE/Metric 6 pt Standard & Deep Socket Set 

• 56-Pc 3/8" Drive SAE/Metric 6 pt Standard & Deep Socket Set 

• 49-Pc 1/2" Drive SAE/Metric 6 pt Standard & Deep Socket Set 

• 3-Pc Full Polish Mixed Ratchet Set (1/4", 3/8", 1/2"), which comes in an EVA foam tray 

The 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” ratchet and socket sets come in GearWrench branded blow molded cases with removable lids for easy storage and distinguishing yellow latches. 

In addition to ratchets, GearWrench also produces ratcheting and non-ratcheting wrenches, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. 

GearWrench® Introduces The 120XP Flex Head Ratchet in 1/4, 3/8 & 1/2" Drive Sizes

Innovation Take Acess to a New Level

SPARKS, MD (March 5, 2013)

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 .” 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. 



GearWrench® Introduces Innovative Ratchets, Sockets And Magnetic Drive Tools To Industrial Channel

GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group known for unmatched strength and productivity, today announced the availability of Ratchets, Sockets, and Drive Tools in the industrial channel to provide industrial professionals with unparalleled speed and efficiency. 

Ratchets 
GearWrench offers a variety of ratchets for the industrial sector as part of its premium industrial tool line. In limited space industrial settings, GearWrench Ratchets allow the user to turn a fastener more quickly without having to repeatedly remove or reposition the ratchet. 

GearWrench Full Polish Ratchets feature a strong teardrop head, polished handle, and a flush-mounted on/off switch. The extremely low- profile head provides greater access than any other ratchet on the market. 

GearWrench Cushion Grip Ratchets feature a longer handle providing added leverage and a cushion grip handle offering greater comfort and support for the end user. 

GearWrench Roto Ratchets feature a head that rotates 180 degrees and a 72-tooth ratchet with a 5-degree swing arc, providing powerful ratcheting action in cramped spaces. The GearWrench Roto Ratchet also includes a cushion grip, adding comfort and support for the end user. 

Sockets
GearWrench Sockets contact the fastener at more points than open-end wrenches and are superior to standard sockets because they feature unique GearWrench Surface Drive® technology, which grabs fasteners on their sides instead of their corners. Sockets are available in standard, deep, spark plug and flex variations. All sockets include a double line or knurled line to help the end user easily identify standard versus metric sockets. 

Magnetic Drive Tools 
The innovative design of the magnetic drive tools hold fasteners inside the socket as industrial professionals work in hard-to-access spaces. The magnet core tip extends through the bottom of the socket, enabling users to reach deep inside machinery or equipment while holding nuts and bolts in place during use. 

“Strength, speed and durability are critical considerations in industrial facilities and we are confident that the GearWrench line of ratchets and sockets can withstand the toughest industrial jobs,” said Paul Steinweg, director of branded products for Apex Tool Group. “Our complete line of industrial tools offers industrial professionals premium quality tools at a value.” 

GearWrench® Introduces Industrial Technicians To The First Of Its Kind 120XP Ratchet With 120 Positions and 3-Degree Swing Arc

Innovative Ratchet Design Provides Benefits of a Fine-tooth Ratchet without Sacrificing Strength or Durability 

GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced the launch of the 120XP™ Ratchet. The new hand tool is the only ratchet that features 120 positions for every full rotation, allowing it to turn fasteners with a swing arc of as little as three degrees. 

The 120XP ratchet exceeds the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) strength requirements and delivers the strength and durability that have become synonymous with all GearWrench tools. It is designed for use within the toughest industrial environments. 

The 120XP ratchet has a 60-tooth gear that alternately engages its Double-Stacked Pawl™ Technology to produce the 120 positions and three-degree swing arc. The enclosed head design resists dirt infiltration. 

“The GearWrench brand is well known for delivering tools that offer speed, strength and access, and deliver extreme productivity,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “The 120XP ratchets take those brand attributes to a whole new level and help users complete jobs faster.” 

The ratchet’s teardrop-shaped head has a low profile and flush mounted on/off switch, which also improves access in tight spaces. The 120XP ratchet’s long handle is ergonomically designed to provide comfort and good grip for users. It has a full polish chrome finish and comes in three drive sizes: 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2”. The 120XP ratchets are sold separately and come in select SAE/ metric standard/deep socket sets. 

The following 120XP products are now available: 

• 1/4" Drive Full Polish Teardrop Ratchet 

• 3/8" Drive Full Polish Teardrop Ratchet 

• 1/2" Drive Full Polish Teardrop Ratchet 

• 51-Pc 1/4" Drive SAE/Metric 6 pt Standard & Deep Socket Set 

• 56-Pc 3/8" Drive SAE/Metric 6 pt Standard & Deep Socket Set 

• 49-Pc 1/2" Drive SAE/Metric 6 pt Standard & Deep Socket Set 

• 3-Pc Full Polish Mixed Ratchet Set (1/4", 3/8", 1/2"), which comes in an EVA foam tray 

The 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” ratchet and socket sets come in GearWrench branded blow molded cases with removable lids for easy storage and distinguishing yellow latches. 

In addition to ratchets, GearWrench also produces ratcheting and non-ratcheting wrenches, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. 

GearWrench® Introduces First Of Its Kind 120XP Ratchet With 120 Positions and 3 Degree Swing Arc

Innovative Ratchet Design Enables Unprecedented Access and Provides Benefits of a Fine-Tooth Ratchet without Sacrificing Strength or Durability 

GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced the launch of the 120XP™ Ratchet. The new hand tool is the only ratchet that features 120 positions for every full rotation, allowing it to turn fasteners with a swing arc of as little as three degrees. 

The Double-Stacked Pawl™ technology provides an ultra-narrow swing arc allowing users to reach fasteners in severely limited access applications, while still delivering the strength and durability that have become synonymous with all GearWrench tools. 

The 120XP ratchet has a 60-tooth gear that alternately engages the double-stacked pawls to produce the 120 positions and three-degree swing arc. The 120XP ratchet’s long handle is ergonomically designed to provide comfort and a good grip for users. It has an easy-to-clean, full polish chrome finish and comes in three drive sizes: 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2”. The 120XP ratchets are sold separately and come in select SAE/Metric standard/deep socket sets. 

“The GearWrench brand is well known for delivering tools that not only offer speed, strength and access, but also deliver extreme productivity,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “The 120XP ratchets take those brand attributes to a whole new level and help users complete jobs faster.” 

The ratchet’s teardrop-shaped head has a low profile and 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 products are now available: 

• 1/4" Drive Full Polish Teardrop Ratchet 

• 3/8" Drive Full Polish Teardrop Ratchet 

• 1/2" Drive Full Polish Teardrop Ratchet 

• 51-Pc 1/4" Drive SAE/Metric 6 pt Standard & Deep Socket Set 

• 56-Pc 3/8" Drive SAE/Metric 6 pt Standard & Deep Socket Set 

• 49-Pc 1/2" Drive SAE/Metric 6 pt Standard & Deep Socket Set 

• 3-Pc Full Polish Mixed Ratchet Set (1/4", 3/8", 1/2"), which comes in an EVA foam tray 

The 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” ratchet and socket sets come in GearWrench branded blow molded cases with removable lids for easy storage and distinguishing yellow latches. 

In addition to ratchets, GearWrench also produces ratcheting and non-ratcheting wrenches, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. 

GearWrench® Introduces Electronic Torque Wrench With Angle Measurement To Industrial Channel

GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group known for unmatched strength and productivity, today announced its Electronic Torque Wrench with Angle Measurement is now available in the industrial channel. The product is ideal for applications requiring torque specifications that include tightening to an angle beyond a specified torque value. 

The GearWrench Electronic Torque Wrench provides the user with +/- 2 percent accuracy clockwise and +/- 3 percent accuracy counterclockwise, and is more accurate than mechanical torque wrenches. The angle mode delivers +/- 1 percent accuracy. Productivity is also increased as the user easily converts between three units of measure: ft/lbs, in/lbs and Newton meters. 

Unlike other electronic torque wrenches that only beep or vibrate to indicate a target is reached, the GearWrench product features both audible and visual cues. In addition to a buzzer, its alert system provides a visual cue with red, yellow and green indicators lighting as the user approaches and reaches the target torque reading. A backlit LCD screen makes torque and angle values easy to see, which is critical in intense industrial applications. It also simplifies target setting. 

The GearWrench Electronic Torque Wrench with Angle Measurement features an innovative thin, flex-head design with a 60-tooth gear and 6-degree ratcheting arc for superior access in challenging environments. 

“The GearWrench Electronic Torque Wrench with Angle Measurement is a favorite among automotive technicians who were among the first to use the product when it was introduced a few years back,” said Paul Steinweg, director of branded products for Apex Tool Group. “We know industrial users will also value its accuracy and durability, not to mention the precious time it saves in the plant. It eliminates the need for cumbersome adapters and prevents time-wasting over-torque.” 

The GearWrench Electronic Torque Wrench with Angle Measurement is one of many premium industrial tools from GearWrench. The GearWrench Electronic Torque Wrench with Angle Measurement from GearWrench is available in two drive sizes (1/2” and 3/8”) through industrial distributors nationwide. 

“From hammers and screwdrivers to pliers and files, GearWrench provides industrial professionals with exceptional quality at a lower cost than other premium brands,” said Steinweg. 

GearWrench® Introduces 2-Position Ratcheting Screwdriver With LED Lights

New Innovation Improves Speed While Providing Unparallel Access 

GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced the new 2-Position Ratcheting Screwdriver with LED light technology. The new screwdriver has two LED lights that illuminate the work area, making it easier to work in poorly lit spaces. 

The 2-Position Ratcheting Screwdriver with LED lights has a 45-tooth forward, reverse and locked position ratcheting mechanism to quickly tighten or loosen fasteners. The screwdriver features a stainless steel collar magnetized bit tip to help hold fasteners on the tool, resulting in fewer dropped and lost fasteners. 

With the 2-position handle, users can choose the position that is the most comfortable, and provides the best form to reach the fastener. Users benefit from 6-bit storage (Philips #1, #2 and T15, T20, T25 & T127), making bits easily and quickly accessible. The 4 and 1/2 inch long shaft also provides better access for end users. 

“GearWrench continuously strives to make jobs easier for our users,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “The lights on our new 2-Position Ratcheting Screwdriver are a real game changer for people who work in dark garages or poorly lit shops. With this tool, they won’t have to fumble with flashlights and run the risk of down time. This screwdriver allows users to complete applications much faster.” 

The 2-Position Ratcheting Screwdriver offers strength, speed and access, making it easier and to complete jobs efficiently. Like all GearWrench tools, it comes with a lifetime warranty. In addition to screwdrivers, GearWrench also produces ratchets, ratcheting and non-ratcheting wrenches, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. 

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