New Tools Provide Technicians with Greater Leverage, Speed and Access

SPARKS, MD (April 14, 2015) GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access to automotive technicians, today announced its new 36-inch long 3/4″ Drive Knurled Chrome Ratchet Handle (SKU: 81403). Also announced was the availability of its 3/4″ Drive Quick Release 24-Tooth Ratchet Head (SKU: 81402) as an open stock item. The ratchet head was previously available only as part of the GearWrench 3/4″ Drive Quick Release Ratchet (SKU: 81400) which comes with a 19-inch handle.

“Technicians often require more leverage than can be applied to a 19″ ratchet,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “Technicians have been asking for interchangeable heads and handles. This line expansion responds to their needs for flexibility and leverage in the shop.”

The new 36-inch long handle works with the 81402 head and is interchangeable with the current 19″ handle on the existing 81400 ratchet. It has a spring-loaded detent pin that securely attaches the handle to the ratchet head.

The ratchet head features a 24-tooth design, reversible mechanism and quick release socket retention, all of which improve speed. Its teardrop shape offers improved access while the 36-inch full polished knurled chrome handle offers additional leverage and superior grip.

All GearWrench 3/4″ Drive Tools meet or exceed ASME specifications.

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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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