GearWrench Launches New Additions to XL Line of Hand Tools
GearWrench recently launched the XL X-Beam Reversible, XL X-Beam Flex and the XL Spline. The three new ratcheting wrench innovations in the extra long “XL” line allow tool users to access hard-to-reach fasteners with up to 25 percent longer beam lengths and a ratcheting box end that requires as little as five degrees.The GearWrench Surface Drive Plus feature reduces fastener rounding and delivers up to 25 percent more torque than standard wrenches.
What Makes The New Hand Tools Unique?
XL X-Beam Reversible offers a reversible lever that allows users to alternate from loosening to tightening motions without flipping the wrench over. The unique 15-degree offset provides clearance for users’ hands. The XL X-Beam Flex features a locking flex hinge on the box end of the wrench allowing users to adjust the offset angle when working in tight spaces.
The new GearWrench XL Spline ratcheting wrench works on a wide assortment of fasteners including spline, six-point, six-point rounded, twelve-point, square, and E-Torx® types.The ratcheting Spline allows tool users to approach each task prepared even when the type of fastener is unknown or varied.
GearWrench Introduces Largest Combination Ratcheting Wrench Ever
The new Jumbo Ratcheting Wrench is turning heads not only for its immense size but also for its ratcheting technology. It was designed to meet the unique needs of technicians in the heavy truck, industrial, agricultural and petrochemical industries where larger size wrenches are commonly required. Utilizing GearWrench’s patented 5-degree ratcheting technology, the “jumbo” size covers 1-7/16” to 2” in SAE and from 36mm to 50mm in Metric.
The new Jumbo Ratcheting Wrench is the largest ratcheting wrench on the market and offers a better solution for end users who had to previously rely on traditional large combination wrenches when working on larger fasteners, which proved to be tiresome and unproductive.
Deadline to register for $3,000 Worth of XL Ratcheting Wrenches is Quickly Approaching!
Don’t be left out in the cold this season and miss the opportunity to enter the new “GearWrench XL Ratcheting Wrenches” Sweepstakes. One lucky winner will win a prize package that includes an assortment of GearWrench XL Ratcheting Wrenches. No purchase is necessary to enter! Click here and complete the online entry form for a chance to win. Entries will be accepted through December 31, 2008. A winner will be selected in early January.
GearWrench Featured Live on the Popular Nationally Syndicated Radio Program, Cruise Control
Marc Mangus, senior brand manager for GearWrench, recently appeared on the nationally syndicated radio program Cruise Control on October 18. He chatted with Les Jackson and Fred Stabb about the latest innovations from GearWrench. Listen to the interview here.
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Thousands Get Hands On with GearWrench at Annual SEMA Show
We’re fresh on the heels of the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, which concluded on November 7. The SEMA Show is the largest of its kind with tens of thousands of automotive professionals from more than 100 countries in attendance. In addition to introducing new innovations, the show gives us an opportunity to solicit end-user feedback that we use to drive new product ideas.
The products mentioned earlier -- XL X-Beam Reversible, XL X-Beam Flex, XL Spline and the Jumbo Ratcheting Wrench -- were all on display at the show. We are proud to announce that the Jumbo Ratcheting Wrench and new Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) each received a Global Media Award, which recognizes the innovation, creativity and drive of SEMA member companies. Made up of international journalists, the voting panel reviewed more than 2,000 new style and performance products that were introduced during this year’s show. After close review, the judges selected 10 products each that would be most relevant to their publications’ readers and most likely to succeed commercially in their respective countries. Journalists representing publications from 25 countries made up the panel.
GearWrench also offered attendees a first look at a line of wearable products including GearWrench branded hats and t-shirts during the show. We received positive responses to the designs and look forward to introducing the full line in 2009!
GearWrench Hand Tools Now Available at Advance Auto Parts and Select Sears Locations
GearWrench tools are now available at more than 3,200 Advance Auto Parts stores.Advance Auto Parts stocks more than 300 GearWrench items including ratcheting wrenches, ratchets, hand sockets, bit sockets, screwdrivers, pliers and combination wrenches. Additional tools in the GearWrench line are available through special order.
Click here for the Advance Auto Parts store locator.
Click here to see a list of the 118 Sears stores that will have a new select offering of GearWrench Hand Tools, just in time for holiday shopping.
GearWrench Helps BimmerWorldRacing “Get Back on Track”
As previously reported, GearWrench is the official hand tool sponsor of BimmerWorld Racing. The BMW SPEED Touring Car team recently came away from the Road Atlanta Finale with a sixth place finish for Nick Esayian. The team also had to contend with repair work for James Clay and Seth Thomas. Having GearWrench tools on hand certainly helped the team get back on track. “GearWrench being on board for Road Atlanta was awesome. The guys had every tool needed at their disposal, which helped to get the cars on track every session. It was a great race on Friday where the racing action was very tight. World Challenge Touring Car put on a show typical of the best road racing series in the country for the GearWrench crew,” said Seth Thomas, driver of the #38 BimmerWorld /GearWrench E90. To read more about the latest outcomes of recent races go to: www.bimmerworldracing.com/