SOURCE: Apex Tool Group

Apex Tool Group

July 27, 2016 13:01 ET

Crescent® Announces New 8" Locking Flex Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench

Latest Wrench Offering Provides Superior Access at Any Angle

SPARKS, MD--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2016) - Crescent®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, today announced the latest addition to its line of wrenches. Compactly designed, the new 8" Locking Flex Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench allows users to turn nuts in locations where large tools cannot be used. The indexing, locking 180° handle provides maximum access and flexibility.

The Crescent 8" Locking Flex Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench offers casual DIYers an alternative to purchasing an expensive specialty tool they may never use again when fasteners are located in areas too cramped to use a standard adjustable wrench, such as under a sink. Its indexing head can be locked into position and its ratcheting action allows tightening or loosening without the wrench having to be removed and repositioned on the fastener. The new wrench works on any four or six-point fastener up to 1-3/16".

"With this new wrench, the jaw is able to pivot around fasteners, providing a smooth ratcheting action," said Marisa Stephenson, Product Manager - Shaping, Fastening, and Striking Construction Tools. "Users will appreciate the improved ratcheting and legendary Crescent I-Beam handle design. With locking-flex technology, this innovative wrench is easy to use, even the tightest of spaces."

The new Crescent 8" Locking Flex Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench comes with a laser-marked scale for quick and easy size adjustment and has a rust and corrosion-resisting chrome plated finish.

See it in action here.

About Crescent:
Crescent® is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. The original Crescent adjustable wrench was introduced in the early 1900s and could replace an entire set of dedicated-size wrenches. This made it perfect for frequent repairs required by early cars and airplanes. In fact, Charles Lindbergh was quoted as saying he carried only "gasoline, sandwiches, a bottle of water and a Crescent wrench and pliers" on his famous 1927 solo transatlantic flight. Today, the Crescent line has expanded beyond adjustable wrenches to include a wide selection of pliers, ratcheting wrenches, screwdrivers, and tool sets.

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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