GearWrench announced the launch of three new products at the 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The line expansion includes the 84 Tooth Ratchet; a ratchet design that offers unparalleled access by combining the thinnest head on the market with a four degree swing arc and increased strength over the prior design. For professional end users, these upgraded features translate into greater access to fasteners and increased strength during heavy-duty applications. In addition, GearWrench will showcase its new Ratcheting Flare Nut and Ratcheting Crow Foot Wrenches during the show.
“Our team looks forward to the annual SEMA show because it provides us with the unique opportunity to leverage the voice of thousands of customers to enhance our products and to develop new innovations that increase productivity in the shop,” said Derek Vlcko, GearWrench product manager. “As we introduce new product features and demonstrate their benefits directly to end users, we are able to gather valuable insights from the professional technicians that depend on our tools each and every day in their careers.”
The new 84T Ratchet is a low-profile head provides access in tight spaces while a bright chrome finish increases visibility and makes clean up easy. The 84T 3/8″ Ratchet is rated at 190 per cent of the ASME specification for strength (3,400 in-lbs) and features a ratchet arc of just 4.3 degrees, making it perfect for use in applications with minimal clearance. The new 84T Ratchet is also available in several handle configurations to meet a variety of needs including offset, long, stubby and locking flex, and comes in a variety of drive sizes including 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch in combo and mixed tool sets.
The new Ratcheting Flare Nut Wrench is a double-ended wrench that features a ratcheting six-point open end for increased speed and a low profile flex-head for access in tight spaces such as power steering and brake line applications. Finished in full-polish chrome vanadium, the new Ratcheting Flare Nut Wrench will be available in a variety of sizes including metric 10mm-19mm and SAE 3/8-inch to 1-inch.
The Ratcheting Crow Foot Wrench incorporates the ratcheting feature into the crow foot significantly improves speed and access and is a substantially better value than competitive offerings. User productivity is improved because the tool doesn’t have to be removed from the fastener with every turn. The Ratcheting Crow Foot will be available in a variety of sizes including metric 10mm to 19mm and SAE 3/8-inch to 1-inch.
The three new tools introduced at SEMA will be available during the first quarter of 2012.