SOURCE: GearWrench

GearWrench

March 05, 2013 12:54 ET

GearWrench Introduces the 120XP Flex Head Ratchet in 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" Drive Sizes

Innovation Takes Access to a New Level

SPARKS, MD--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced the new 120XP™ Flex Head Ratchet will be available for purchase mid to late March. The new ratchet includes all the features of the standard 120XP Ratchet plus an adjustable flex head with six positions, giving the end user additional clearance and improved access. 

The 120XP Flex Head Ratchet has a longer reach handle than the standard 120XP, providing unprecedented access for hard to reach fasteners. Like the original 120XP Ratchet, the Flex Head has a 60-tooth gear that alternately engages double-stacked pawls to produce 120 positions and three-degree swing arc. The new ratchet is available in both full polish and cushion grip in 1/4" and 3/8" drive sizes, allowing for greater comfort and ease of use for technicians. 

"GearWrench launched its 120XP Ratchet last year and received excellent reviews from both automotive technicians and industrial users," said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. "We know many of our users have been anxiously awaiting this Flex Head version so they can get the increased access provided by the longer handles and flex head design."

The ratchet's teardrop-shaped head has a low profile, flush-mounted on/off switch, which also improves access in tight spaces. The enclosed head design resists dirt infiltration. The product exceeds the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) strength requirements.

The following 120XP Flex Head Ratchet products are now available:

  • 1/4" Drive Flex Head Ratchet in full polish or cushion grip
  • 3/8" Drive Flex Head Ratchet in full polish, stubby and cushion grip
  • 1/2" Drive Flex Head Ratchet in full polish
  • Two-piece cushion grip Flex Head Ratchet Set, which includes 1/4" and 3/8" cushion grip ratchets, in a durable foam storage tray
  • Four- piece full polish mixed ratchet set, which includes 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" drive 120XP full polish Flex Head Ratchets and 3/8" drive 120XP full polish stubby Flex Head Ratchet in a durable foam storage tray

The 120XP Flex Head Ratchets offer strength, speed and access, making it easier and quicker to complete jobs. In addition to ratchets, GearWrench also produces ratcheting and non-ratcheting wrenches, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools.

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 www.gearwrench.com.

About Apex Tool Group, LLC
Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of industrial 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 www.apextoolgroup.com.

Note to Editors: High-resolution product photography is available at: www.gearwrench.com/press or email Tracey Cassidy tcassidy@rosecomm.com