GearWrench, an Apex Tool Group brand, announced at the 2013 SEMA Show its new Gimbal Ratchet, which offers enhanced ratcheting access for professional automotive technicians.
The Gimbal Ratchet design allows the ratchet head to rotate on two planes, providing easier access for the end user. The 72-tooth ratcheting mechanism provides a five-degree swing arc and allows technicians to spin fasteners on and off in hard-to-reach areas where it’s difficult to use a standard ratchet. Like other GearWrench Ratchets, the Gimbal Ratchet exceeds ASME performance requirements. The anodized aluminum finish offers protection and makes the ratchet easy to clean.
“Technicians often struggle with fastener removal when using a standard ratchet in tight spaces,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “With the Gimbal Ratchet technicians can access and easily spin fasteners free. This new innovation will make life easier for technicians working under dashboards or in other confined spaces.”
This product is the latest addition to the comprehensive line of GearWrench ratchets. The Gimbal Ratchet joins the GearWrench 120XP (Standard and Flex-head) ratchets, 84T Long Handle Ratchets and other ratchets that make up the extensive GearWrench line.
The Gimbal Ratchets are available in the following SKUs:
– 81027 1/4” Drive Gimbal Ratchet
– 81270 3/8” Drive Gimbal Ratchet
In addition to ratchets, GearWrench also produces ratcheting and non-ratcheting wrenches, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and other specialty tools.
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.