Press Release


SPARKS, Md. (October 21, 2016) – GearWrench®, an innovative hand tool brand known for tools that deliver speed, strength, and access to automotive technicians, today announced the availability of its Serpentine Belt Tool Set with Locking Flex-Head Ratcheting Wrench (SKU 89000). Available nationwide, the Serpentine Belt Tool Set with Locking Flex-Head Ratcheting Wrench is designed for installing or removing the serpentine belt on vehicles by releasing tension on the self-adjusting serpentine belt idler pulley. The ratcheting wrench has a five-position locking flex head, allowing better access to the belt tensioner by easily maneuvering around obstructions.

“Technicians often need to get around obstructions, including lines, motor mounts and pulleys,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “This tool delivers the durable solution our customers need to work efficiently. The 72-tooth ratcheting mechanism makes it easier for techs to get the socket on the tensioning bolt, allowing the handle to move in a tighter space.”

The 89000 Serpentine Belt Tool Set with Locking Flex-Head Ratcheting Wrench includes seven 6-Point Sockets, three Crowsfoot Wrenches, Long Bar, Special GearWrench® Locking Flex-Head Ratcheting Wrench, and 3/8”, 1/2”, and 3/4” Adapters. The set is housed in a durable blow-molded storage case.

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.

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.

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