Professional Markers are suitable for automotive repair applications.

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Professional Markers are available in GEARWRENCH® fine point industrial, metallic ink and liquid paint variants. Fine point industrial and metallic ink versions are operated in a temperature range of 20° to 140°F and are suitable for steel, concrete, PVC and wood materials and dusty, wet, or oily surfaces. Liquid paint markers offer water and UV‑resistant white paint and operated in a temperature range of 50° to 300°F. This marker meets EN 71-3 and ASTM F963-11 standards.

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GEARWRENCH® Introduces Line of Professional Markers

New marker line includes Fine Point Industrial Markers, Metallic Ink Markers, and Liquid Paint Markers

GEARWRENCH®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength, and access, today unveiled a new line of Professional Markers. The markers are available in three different types to provide multiple marking solutions to demanding automotive and industrial users.

"These new professional markers are task‑focused to write on a variety of work surfaces commonly found in automotive repair and industrial facilities," said James Stewart, Senior Product Manager for GEARWRENCH. "Their heavy-duty tips are made to last, even when used regularly on challenging surfaces like steel, concrete, PVC, and wood."

New GEARWRENCH® Fine Point Industrial Markers have an industrial‑grade tip made for use on steel, concrete, PVC, wood, and more. They work on dusty, wet, or oily surfaces. Permanent, alcohol‑based, AP‑Certified non‑toxic black ink dries in five seconds or less. The cap removes easily, even with gloves, and stores on the opposite end during use. The markers have a 72‑hour cap‑off life. The operating temperature range is 20° to 140°F. These heavy-duty markers meet ASTM Standard D-4236.

GEARWRENCH® Metallic Ink Markers come in gold and silver for high visibility on dark surfaces. They have a damage‑resistant tip and, like the new Fine Point Industrial Markers, are made for use on a wide range of work surfaces, including steel, concrete, PVC, and wood. They work on dusty, wet, or oily surfaces and the metallic ink dries in ten seconds or less. Also, like the Fine Point Industrial Markers, the cap stores when in use, the cap‑off life is 72 hours, the operating temperature range is 20° to 140°F, and they meet ASTM Standard D-4236.

New GEARWRENCH® Liquid Paint Markers offer high visibility on dark surfaces and can be rubbed into recessed markings. With their water and UV‑resistant white paint, these markers work on many surfaces, including those that are dusty, wet, or oily. As with the other new professional markers, the cap pulls off and stores easily during use. Operating temperature range is 50° to 300°F. The Liquid Paint Markers meet standards EN 71-3 and ASTM F963-11.

GEARWRENCH® Professional Markers will be available starting in December 2017 in the following assortments:

  • Cat. No. 86980 – 2-Piece Fine Point Black Industrial Marker Set
  • Cat. No. 86981 – 30-Piece Fine Point Black Industrial Marker Counter Display
  • Cat. No. 86982 – 2-Piece Gold and Silver Metallic Ink Marker Set
  • Cat. No. 86983 – 12-Piece Liquid Paint Marker Counter Display
  • Cat. No. 86984 – 5-Piece Mixed Marker Set; Includes (2) Fine Point Black Industrial Markers, (1) White Liquid Paint Marker, (1) Gold Metallic Ink Marker, and (1) Silver Metallic Ink Marker in Reusable Storage Tray


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

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

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