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15 new socket sets, unveiled by GearWrench


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. “
Bit Socket Sets

The reduced overall length of these new bit sockets provides better access to fasteners. They also deliver strength and durability. Full polish chrome makes for an easy clean up after every use and the hard stamped size markings aid with identification. Bit sockets are available in the following sets, which come on a GearWrench socket rail:

·      SKU 80291: 8 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive SAE Stubby Hex Bit Socket Set

·      SKU 80281: 8 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Metric Stubby Hex Bit Socket Set

·      SKU 80774: 6 Pc. 3/8″ & 1/2″ Drive Triple Square Stubby Bit Socket Set

·      SKU 80898: 13 Pc. 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ Drive Stubby Torx® Bit Socket Set

The following is available, with all the benefits outlined above and an extra long 4² length:
·      SKU 80874: 5 Pc. 3/8″ & 1/2″ Drive Long Triple Square Bit Socket Set

Universal Bit Socket Sets

Each socket in the five available Universal Bit Socket Sets is designed with a universal joint to allow end users access to fasteners that cannot be reached directly. The length of the drivers has been minimized to provide better access regardless of space limitations.  Technicians can simply wipe down the full polish chrome for an easy clean up. Ranging in sizes and styles, packed on a GearWrench socket rail, each set will be a welcome addition for any technician:

·      SKU 81088: 7 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Universal Metric Stubby Hex Socket Set

·      SKU 80994: 5 Pc. 1/4″ Drive Universal Stubby Torx® Bit Socket Set

·      SKU 81052: 11 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Universal Stubby Tamper Proof Torx® Socket Set

·      SKU 81070: 8 Pc. 1/4″, 3/8″ & 1/2″ Drive Universal Stubby Triple Square Socket Set

·      SKU 80985: 9 Pc. 3/8″ Drive Universal E-Torx Bit Socket Set

Bit Driver Sets

These satin-finish bit drivers allow technicians to work easily in cramped spaces. Made from S2 steel ensuring durability and strength in every application, they are hard stamped for easy size identification.  The bit driver sets come on GearWrench socket rails and are available in the following sizes and styles:

·      SKU 81149: 9 Pc. 1Ž4″ Drive SAE Stubby Hex Bit Driver Set

·      SKU 81160: 9 Pc. 1Ž4″ Drive Metric Stubby Hex Bit Driver Set

·      SKU 81196: 10 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Stubby Torx® Bit Driver Set

·      SKU 81100: 9 Pc. 1/4″ & 3/8″ Drive Stubby Triple Square Bit Driver Set

·      SKU 81180: 10 Pc. 1/4″ Drive Phillips and Slotted Bit Driver Set

Sizes are hard-stamped into every socket for easy identification that will stand up to years of service and remain visible for the life of the tool. Each set comes packed on a GearWrench plastic socket rail.

The new sockets are available in the above sets or as 127 individual open stock items from mobile distributors and automotive parts retailers nationwide. For more information visit

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