Product News: Portable Tools

120XP™ Ultra-Narrow Swing Arc Ratchets feature Double-Stacked Pawl™ technology.

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120XP™ Ultra-Narrow Swing Arc Ratchets feature Double-Stacked Pawl™ technology.

Nov 01, 2017 -

120XP™ Ultra-Narrow Swing Arc Ratchets are available in three variants with lengths in 9 in., 18 in., 24 in. Units offer 120 positions for full rotation and three-degree swing arc. Products come with 60-tooth gear and are offered in two-piece set. Ratchets meet ASME torque performance specifications and feature teardrop-shaped low profile head and flush mounted on/off switch. 120XP™ provides high visible on/off markings.

Apex Tool Group, LLC - Sparks, MD

Original Press Release

GEARWRENCH® Introduces New 120XP™ Extra-Long Handle Ratchets

Press release date: Oct 31, 2017

New products combine the ultra-narrow swing arc of GEARWRENCH 120XP ratchets with extra-long handles for unprecedented access

GEARWRENCH®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength, and access, today unveiled four new additions to its line of 120XP ultra-narrow swing arc ratchets. Three new extra‑long handle ratchets, measuring 9", 18", and 24" long, and a two-piece set now join the growing line. 120XP ratchets feature 120 positions for every full rotation, allowing them to turn fasteners with a swing arc of as little as three degrees.

120XP Double-Stacked Pawl™ technology provides an ultra-narrow swing arc, allowing users to reach fasteners in severely limited access applications, while still delivering the strength and durability that have become synonymous with all GEARWRENCH tools. All 120XP ratchets have a 60-tooth gear that alternately engages the double-stacked pawls to produce the 120 positions and three-degree swing arc. The double-stacked pawls exceed ASME torque performance specifications.

"The GEARWRENCH brand is well known for delivering tools that not only offer speed, strength, and access, but also deliver extreme productivity," said James Stewart, Senior Product Manager for GEARWRENCH. "120XP ratchets offer added speed to help users complete jobs faster and these new extra-long handle models will allow a whole new level of access to hard-to-reach fasteners."

Like all 120XP ratchets, the new extra-long handle models have a teardrop-shaped low profile head and flush mounted on/off switch with highly visible on/off markings for improved access in tight spaces. The enclosed head design resists dirt infiltration.

The following 120XP Extra-Long Handle Ratchet products are now available:

  • Cat. No. 81034 – 1/4" Drive Extra-Long Handle Ratchet (9" long)
  • Cat. No. 81269 – 3/8" Drive Extra-Long Handle Ratchet (18" long)
  • Cat. No. 81364 – 1/2" Drive Extra-Long Handle Ratchet (24" long)
  • Cat. No. 81271 – 2-Piece Set, containing 1/4" and 3/8" Drive Extra-Long Handle Ratchets

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. For more information, visit www.gearwrench.com.

About Apex Tool Group

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. Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. For more information, visit www.apextoolgroup.com.