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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.

“Our pinless sockets are top performing impact sockets,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench.  “The durability and life of these sockets is exceptional and the greater operating angle will get end users out of trouble time and time again.”

The 4-Lug ball-in-socket design’s 360-degree movement gives technicians a greater range of motion and the socket wall dimensions are optimized to provide strength while retaining access to restricted fasteners. Like all GearWrench sockets, the Pinless Universal Impact Sockets incorporate the brand’s Surface Drive Technology, which means the socket engages the flats of the fastener, reducing corner rounding and increasing engagement with worn fasteners.  Sizes are hard-stamped into the side wall of every socket for easy identification that will stand up to years of service and stay legible for the life of the tool.  The Pinless Universal Impact Socket Sets come packed on a plastic socket rail.  The sets come in the following ranges:

  • SKU 84922 – 3/8” Drive 7-piece SAE set, 3/8”->3/4”
  • SKU 84921 – 3/8” Drive 10-piece Metric set, 10mm -> 19mm
  • SKU 84937 – ½” Drive 9-piece SAE, 1/2″ -> 1”
  • SKU 84936 – ½ Drive 10-piece Metric set, 13mm -> 24mm

The Pinless Universal Impact Sockets are available in the above sets or as open stock from mobile distributors and automotive parts retailers nationwide. For more information visit

About GearWrench:

GearWrench is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Since the launch of the original patented five-degree ratcheting wrench, the GearWrench brand has continuously led the industry with breakthroughs in pass-thru ratchets, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. Millions of GearWrench products have been “Professionally Tested” throughout the world. Additional information about GearWrench is available online at

About Apex Tool Group:

Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at

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