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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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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 ONE OF ONLY 14 MANUFACTURERS SELECTED.

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.

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