Product News: Portable Tools

Compact Adjustable Wrench has capacity of larger tools.

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Press Release Summary:

December 13, 2012 - Extra-Wide Jaw 8 in. Adjustable Wrench (Cat No D509-8) offers full 1 ½ in. jaw capacity, same as standard 12 in. adjustable wrench, and is designed with minimally protruding jaw shank. At 8 in. long tool facilitates access to nuts and bolts in confined spaces and comes with standard and metric measurement scales. Handle width promotes user comfort, while 4-threaded knurl worm gear helps balance wrench for smooth operation and maximizes applied force.

Original Press Release

Klein Tools® Introduces Innovative Adjustable Wrench

Press release date: December 12, 2012

Extra-wide jaw 8” wrench provides same capacity as a standard 12” wrench

Lincolnshire, IL – Klein Tools ( for professionals since 1857, introduces a new Extra-Wide Jaw 8” Adjustable Wrench.  It features a full 1-1/2” jaw capacity, the same capacity as a standard 12” adjustable wrench.  The shorter handle makes it easier to reach nuts and bolts in confined spaces.

The Klein Tools Extra-Wide Jaw 8” Adjustable Wrench (Cat. No. D509-8) is designed with a minimally protruding jaw shank that also provides greater capacity in tight spaces.  A unique 4-threaded knurl worm gear helps balance this wrench for smoother operation and it allows the user to apply up to 30% more force.  It comes with standard and metric measurement scales for faster adjustment and a wider handle for added comfort.

“Customers have told us they are looking for compact and functional tools,” said Senior Product Manager Gary Lalla.  “This wrench provides a short 8” tool length and enough jaw capacity to handle most electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and maintenance applications.”

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Klein Tools is a registered trademark of Klein Tools, Inc.

Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. Klein Tools are manufactured in nine plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Tina Bush
Klein Tools                 

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