Product News: Portable Tools

GEARWRENCH® Sockets meet ASME requirements.

Press Release Summary:

GEARWRENCH® Sockets meet ASME requirements.

Nov 01, 2017 -

GEARWRENCH® Sockets are available in impact bit and impact version. Impact bit sockets are made of alloy steel and come with manganese phosphate finish. This variant is available in 12 categories. Impact Sockets are constructed of chrome molybdenum alloy steel with a manganese phosphate finish. This model is offered in 23 varieties. These both units feature a pin hole for Pin and O-ring tool retention and come with hard stamped size markings.

Apex Tool Group, LLC - Sparks, MD

Original Press Release

GEARWRENCH® Introduces ¾ in. Drive Impact Sockets and Bit Sockets

Press release date: Oct 31, 2017

GEARWRENCH impact tool lineup grows by 12 impact bit socket and 23 impact socket products, giving users greater selection

GEARWRENCH®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength, and access, today unveiled 10 new 3/4" Drive Impact Bit Sockets, 2 new 3/4" Drive Impact Bit Socket Sets, 18 new 3/4" Drive Deep 6‑Pt Impact Sockets, and 5 new 3/4" Drive Standard 6‑Pt Impact Sockets. The new additions represent the continuing expansion of the existing offering of GEARWRENCH impact tools.

The new Impact Bit Sockets are a one‑piece design manufactured from impact grade alloy steel with a manganese phosphate finish for corrosion resistance. Each product features a pin hole for Pin and O-ring tool retention and has hard stamped size markings. All meet or exceed ASME requirements.

The new Impact Sockets are made from chrome molybdenum alloy steel for additional strength with a manganese phosphate finish for corrosion resistance. Like the Impact Bit Sockets, each Impact Socket features a pin hole for Pin and O-ring tool retention and has hard stamped size markings. All meet or exceed ASME requirements.

"These new products are part of the continued expansion of our impact tool offering," said James Stewart, Senior Product Manager for GEARWRENCH. "We are growing the depth and breadth of our offering so users will be able to find a high quality GEARWRENCH impact product for any application."

The following new 3/4" Impact Bit Sockets are now available:

  • Cat. No. 84894 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 9/16"
  • Cat. No. 84895 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 5/8"
  • Cat. No. 84896 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 3/4"
  • Cat. No. 84897 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 7/8"
  • Cat. No. 84898 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 1"
  • Cat. No. 84862 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 14mm
  • Cat. No. 84863 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 17mm
  • Cat. No. 84864 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 19mm
  • Cat. No. 84865 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 22mm
  • Cat. No. 84866 – 3/4" Drive Hex Impact Bit Socket 24mm
  • Cat. No. 84899 – 5-Pc. 3/4" Drive SAE Hex Impact Bit Socket Set
  • Cat. No. 84968 – 5-Pc. 3/4" Drive Metric Hex Impact Bit Socket Set

The 23 new 3/4" 6-Pt. Impact Sockets are also available now and consist of the following:

  • SAE Standard: 1/2", 9/16", 5/8", and 11/16"
  • SAE Deep: 9/16", 5/8", and 11/16"
  • Metric Standard: 17mm
  • Metric Deep: 19mm – 43mm

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.