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15 new socket sets, unveiled by GearWrench

Friday, January 16th, 2015

GEARWRENCH INTRODUCES NEW BIT SOCKET, BIT DRIVER, AND UNIVERSAL BIT SOCKET SETS

New Sets Provide Increased Access in Tight Spaces for Various Automotive Jobs

GW_80281_FRNT_MAIN[1]SPARKS, MD (January 13, 2015)­ GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access to automotive technicians, today unveiled 15 new socket sets in three different styles.

New styles include bit sockets, universal bit sockets and bit drivers, allowing technicians to select the right socket for a specific application. “These new sockets uphold the reputation of strength and durability for which GearWrench is known, ” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “We designed them for optimum performance, providing technicians with a reliable option to get to fasteners in hard-to-reach spaces. ” Read More→

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Patented Socket Design Offers Unprecedented Strength and Durability

Pinless SocketsLAS VEGAS (November 4, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today unveiled its Pinless Universal Impact Sockets at the Specialty Equipment and Market Association (SEMA) Show.

The patented 4-Lug ball-in-socket design provides increased durability, speed and strength, allowing technicians to quickly remove stubborn fasteners, even in the most cramped spaces. The design provides smoother operation for longer life and allows a 30-degree off-center operating angle for superior access in tight spots. Read More→

Sets Include More Than 200 Professional Tools, Providing Comprehensive Selection of Tools for Any Task

GW 3-Drawer MHT Set_0LAS VEGAS (November 4, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its new Mechanics Hand Tool Sets, including two socket, ratchet and wrench sets and a general purpose tool set, at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas (booth #10508 and #10509).

The new Mechanics Tool Sets include commonly used socket and wrench sizes in both metric and SAE, and come stored in a newly redesigned three-drawer blow mold toolbox. The sets include a large number of items, providing all the must-have tools for a wide variety of projects. Read More→

Torx® Sets and Open Stock, Long and Extra-long Combination Sets Added to Line

ScrewdriversSPARKS, MD (September 25, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced the launch of several new GearWrench Screwdrivers.

“The line extension offers a variety of sizes and styles that are regularly requested by automotive technicians,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench.  “The new screwdrivers deliver quality, strength and improved access – attributes that are synonymous with the GearWrench brand. We also listened to our customers … they asked for longer blades on our standard Torx screwdrivers and we delivered.”    Read More→

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New Standard Bars Come With Same Lifetime Warranty as Other GearWrench Pry Bars

PryBarsSPARKS, MD (September 22, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced several new open stock Standard Pry Bars and a set, further expanding its offering in the popular pry bar category.

“This line expansion demonstrates our commitment to providing automotive technicians with the best range of tools to help them get their job done efficiently,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “These new pry bars stand up to the toughest tasks.” Read More→

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New Line of Pliers Designed For Everyday Use

Snap Ring PliersLAS VEGAS (November 4, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its new Fixed Tip Snap Ring Pliers at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas (booth #10508 and #10509).

Designed for everyday professional use, these new pliers make working with snap rings easier. Automotive technicians can count on next-level performance and comfort, all delivered at an unbeatable GearWrench value. Read More→

GEARWRENCH INTRODUCES NEW DEAD BLOW HAMMERS

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Expanded Product Line Includes Professional Polyurethane Versions  

HammerSPARKS, MD (October 27, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its new line of Dead Blow Hammers.

Available in 18, 24, 33, 49, or 54-ounce versions, the new dead blow hammers are made from professional grade polyurethane to resist cuts, splits and abrasions even in extreme sub-zero temperatures.  The new hammers provide the control required when working in restricted spaces and with easily-damaged surfaces.  The hammers are also resistant to gas, brake fluid, anti-freeze and other solvents found in the garage and shop.  Read More→

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GearWrench releases new line of standard pry bars

Monday, September 29th, 2014

GW_82404_MAINSPARKS, MD (September 23, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced several new open stock Standard Pry Bars and a set, further expanding its offering in the popular pry bar category.

“This line expansion demonstrates our commitment to providing automotive technicians with the best range of tools to help them get their job done efficiently,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “These new pry bars stand up to the toughest tasks.” Read More→

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KD TOOLS JOINS GEARWRENCH® FAMILY

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

KD Tools Quality Meets GearWrench Innovation, Bringing End Users a New Level of Productivity in Automotive Specialty Tools

GearWrenchSPARKS, MD (July 1, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced that the complete line of KD Tools is now available under the popular GearWrench brand.

For over 95 years, KD Tools has made tough jobs easier for automotive professionals. As one of the first automotive specialty tool brands, KD Tools has a storied history among automotive professionals.  Now end users will benefit from the quality of KD Tools coupled with GearWrench innovation.  The transition offers end users the best in service kits, engine tools, brake tools, inspection tools, and more. Read More→

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Extra Long Ratchet Handles Provide Speed, Strength, Leverage and Access

84T Gearwrench RatchetSPARKS, MD (August 13, 2013) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its new 84-Tooth Long Handle Ratchets. The handle on the new ratchets is over 25 percent longer than standard ratchets offering increased reach and greater leverage. It has a low profile GearWrench teardrop head and a flush-mount on/off

The 84-tooth gear offers a 4.3 degree swing arc making it easy for technicians to start fasteners in the most confined spaces. Like many GearWrench ratchets, the new 84-Tooth Long Handle Ratchets exceed ASME torque performance specifications delivering the required strength.  The longer handle provides technicians with increased reach and leverage.  Read More→

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New Sockets Offer Unprecedented Durability and Strength, Last Three Times Longer than Other Thin Wall Sockets

gearwrenchSPARKS, MD (May 20, 2013) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced its High-Strength Wheel Protector Impact Socket Set, sku # 84946.

The new GearWrench High-Strength Wheel Protector Impact Sockets last three times longer than other wheel-protecting thin-wall sockets due to the high-strength reinforcing ring that increases durability and provides added strength.  Read More→

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Added LED Lights Help Improve Access and Visibility in Work Area

GW_Ratcheting_SDriver_LED_Lights (2)SPARKS, MD (May 13, 2013) – 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 (sku # 82788) has two LED lights that help illuminate a work area, making it easier to work in poorly lit spaces. Read More→

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