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GearWrench® Double-X Pliers Provide Unprecedented Access in Restricted Spaces

GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group known for unmatched strength and productivity, today announced industrial professionals now have access to its line of Double-X Pliers.


Designed with a patented compound joint that allows the jaws to open wider than the handle, the pliers minimize handle movement for superior access in the most restricted spaces. The Double-X Pliers feature serrated tips for precision gripping and a dual dipped cushion grip handle for increased comfort and grip. Several varieties are available, including straight tip, 45-degree, duck bill, internal/external snap ring and hemostat. 


“GearWrench tools greatly improve productivity in industrial facilities,” said Paul Steinweg, director of branded products for Apex Tool Group. “Our tools provide the best long-term value for industrial professionals.” 


The Double-X Pliers are part of a comprehensive line of premium industrial tools from GearWrench. The full line of Double-X Pliers is available 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® 48-Inch Extendable Pry Bar Offers Industrial Professionals Improved Productivity

GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group known for unmatched strength and productivity, today announced the availability of its 48-inch Extendable Pry Bar in the industrial channel.

The product functions like a standard pry bar, but extends from 29 to 48 inches. The extendable pry bar provides tool owners with the satisfaction of knowing they can store the tool securely in a drawer in their toolbox.

The 48-Inch Extendable Pry Bar, which can withstand more than 400 pounds of force, also features a forged alloy head that is adjustable to 14 angles and rotates 180 degrees. The pry bar provides greater access and the perfect angle for maximum leverage regardless of the task.
“GearWrench is synonymous with improved productivity. The industrial strength of our pry bars make them go-to tools for industrial professionals,” said Paul Steinweg, director of brand products for Apex Tool Group. “The GearWrench Extendable Pry Bar offers unparalleled flexibility, in both its length and adjustable head, for a variety of applications throughout the plant.”

Industrial users will benefit from the innovative design, which has been job-tested by users in automotive, construction, and industrial applications, where lifting and shifting are also common tasks. Its lightweight design, superior strength and increased access dramatically improve productivity.

“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.

The GearWrench 48-inch Extendable Pry Bar is one of many premium industrial tools from GearWrench. The pry bar is available through industrial tool distributors.

GearWrench Wins TechShop Magazine’s “Top 5 Tools Award” for 5th Year in a Row


GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, is proud to announce it has once again been selected to receive the “Top 5 Tools award” from TechShop equipment, Tools & Supplies magazine. GearWrench has received the award every year since 2007.

Enter Our Facebook Sweepstakes For A Chance To Win

Have you liked GearWrench on Facebook yet? Now’s a great time to join our community! We are gearing up for our second Facebook-only sweepstakes. Fans can enter for a chance to win a 12-piece reversing metric set 8mm – 19mm, which retails for $240. 

In late 2012, we introduced our new GearWrench 120XP® Ratchet by giving one to 120 of our loyal Facebook fans. The next 120XP Ratchet sweepstakes is scheduled to begin on July 29, 2013 at 10:00:00 a.m. ET and run through August 26, 2013 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Once you like the page, you can enter for a chance to win the 12-piece reversing metric set by clicking the contest tab and selecting the “GearWrench 120XP At Work Photo Contest.” Sweepstakes entrants will be required to upload a photo of their 120XP Ratchet in action to enter. 

Product giveaways are great, but the GearWrench Facebook page is also a way to find out about new products and talk to others who share your love for tools.




The X-Beam Shines in a Review by Family Motor Coaching Magazine

The innovative features of X-Beam captured the attention of Family Motor Coaching in its February 2007 review. As the official publication of the Family Motor Coach Association, the publication focuses on the more than 100,000 members who own or are considering the purchase of a motor home. The article touched on the many features that distinguish the X-Beam from a traditional wrench: increased hand contact area, a streamlined open-end outline for greater access and acceptance in to the Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use program.

Truck Digest Praises GearWrench Tools in ‘Featured New Products’ Section

In the April 2007 issue of Truck Test Digest, editor Bruce Smith called out the unique features of both the GearWrench X-Beam wrench and sockets, referring to them as "cool tools." In addition to Truck Digest, Smith is using an arsenal of GearWrench tools for his "Project Deepwoods" aftermarket build-up of a Toyota Tundra. This on-going series features GearWrench tools being used in everything from the installation of seats to replacing a transmission. Project Deepwoods is a feature in Off-Road Adventures Magazine.

Family Handyman Touts X-Beam’s Innovative Handle Design

Published by Reader's Digest and read by more than one million each month, Family Handyman is one of the most respected magazines in home improvement. Recently, the magazine's editorial team had an opportunity to test the GearWrench X-Beam. The story, which ran in the April 2007 issue, featured a number of photographs and stated, "The X-Beam may look odd, but bear down on it and you'll quickly feel its advantages." The X-Beam's innovative 90-degree twist was credited with making this wrench a comfortable fit - not to mention providing increased torque and leverage.

The Detroit News takes a Closer Look at the GearWrench Brand and Sees a Pattern

In "Tool firm turns on ease of use," reporter Larry Edsall took an in-depth look at the GearWrench brand and the tools that are making their way into garages, homes, and industrial shops. Edsall began by stating, "Whether you're working in the increasingly cramped quarters under the hood of your car or trying to turn a box full of wooden boards and metal bolts into a new piece of furniture for your home, you know that the right tools really do make a difference." The article also spoke to how GearWrench innovation comes from the company's unique ability to understand the needs, challenges and desires of those who actually use the tools. Based in "Motor City," The Detroit News is a daily newspaper with a circulation exceeding 200,000.

Electronic Torque Wrench Takes Center Stage in Popular Science’s “What’s New” Section

Introduced at the 2006 SEMA Show, GearWrench's Electronic Torque Wrench is receiving rave reviews from the media and industry. Popular Science, an award-winning general interest magazine with a subscriber base of nearly 1.5 million, featured the Electronic Torque Wrench in the February 2007 issue. The mention, titled "The Wrench That Says When", appeared in the magazine's highly popular "What's New" section, a regular column that highlights "tech that puts the future in the palm of your hand." The copy read, "You'll never strip a bolt if you heed this torque wrench's warning lights. The wrench measures force 2,500 times a second and signals you to ease off before overcranking." The Electronic Torque Wrench was also one of two runners-up in the "Best New Tools and Equipment" category of the 2006 New Product Showcase at SEMA.

An Automotive Authority Offers Rave Reviews for GearWrench’s Electronic Torque Wrench

True automotive ‘techies’ at Turbo & Hi-Tech Performance, a monthly magazine read by 30,000 high performance auto and truck enthusiasts, agreed that the GearWrench Electronic Torque Wrench is a must-have in the shop. The review stated, “Any mechanic can tell you that GearWrench has forever changed automotive repair,” and launched into a positive review of the new torque wrench. Specifically, the article mentioned how the product features both peak torque and break away torque measurements and an LCD display that has both SAE and metric readings.


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