New Power Tool Accessories are UL Listed

Press Release Summary:

  • Offer isolation of up to 1,000 volts DC and 1,500 volts AC
  • Isolated bit holder features magnetic tip to keep fasteners securely in place
  • Socket isolator offer compact, impact-rated design for heavy use in impact applications

Original Press Release:

New Isolated Power Tool Accessories from Crescent APEX Give Pros Up to 1,000 Volts of Protection

SPARKS, Md., Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sometimes, the truth hurts. Literally. The truth is: 54% of professionals work around live electricity every day, 62% use battery-powered impact tools to perform electrical work and 87% have been shocked while on construction job sites. It's a risk they would rather not have to take.

To keep pros safe and productive, Crescent APEX developed the new eSHOK-GUARD Isolated Bit Holder and Socket Isolators. eSHOK-GUARD power tool accessories combine safety and convenience for a revolutionary experience and are UL classified for isolation of up to 1,000 volts DC and 1,500 volts AC.

"Most tools in this category are insulated, not isolated, and the difference is massive," said Mary Hughey, product manager for Crescent APEX. "Our eSHOK-GUARD power tool accessories are the only power tool accessories on the market that isolate an electrical current, preventing it from ever reaching the person using it."

The Isolated Bit Holder features a magnetic tip to keep fasteners securely in place. The retaining ring lets users easily secure and replace bits seamlessly, and the ¼-inch hex shank is compatible with impact drivers and drills. The ¼", 3/8", and ½" Socket Isolators feature a compact, impact-rated design for heavy use in impact applications, and the ball detent makes securing and replacing sockets easy.

eSHOK-GUARD products are ideal when working with circuit breakers, doing appliance installation and repair, HVAC system work, electrical junction boxes, outlets, electrical switches, and other live wire applications. Pros will work confidently knowing they're protected.

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About Crescent APEX®
Crescent is a premier brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. The product line includes Crescent® adjustable wrenches, mechanics hand tools and sets, Crescent Wiss® snips, scissors, shears, knives and trade tools, Crescent Lufkin® measuring tapes, rules, wheels and chalk reels, Crescent Nicholson® files and saws, Crescent H.K. Porter® heavy–duty cutting products, Crescent JOBOX® on-site, flammable liquid and truck storage products and Crescent APEX® industrial fasteners.

About Apex Tool Group
Apex Tool Group, LLC 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

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