Ratcheting Socket Wrench improves worker efficiency, safety.

Press Release Summary:

Model 8C features 4 sockets that can handle 4 nut sizes commonly found in utility and construction work. While 1 ¼ x 1 1/16 in. hex socket serves tasks such as tightening heavy hex ¾ and 5/8 in. M.J. bolts on clamps and tapping sleeves, 1 1/8 x 15/16 in. hex socket can tighten nuts on standard hex ¾ and 5/8 in. flange bolts and equipment. Ergonomic grip and weight of 2.5 lb reduce fatigue during use, and solid metal sockets firmly grip nuts. For turning power, wrench is rated at 200 lb-ft.

Original Press Release:

New Wrench Gives Workers 4 Tools in 1

West Boylston, MA  -- The new 8C ratcheting socket wrench from Lowell Corporation features four sockets that can handle the four most common nut sizes found in utility and construction work.

The 1-1/4" x 1-1/16" hex socket is useful for tasks such as tightening heavy hex 3/4" and 5/8" M.J. bolts on clamps and tapping sleeves. The 1-1/8" x 15/16" hex socket can tighten nuts on standard hex 3/4" and 5/8" flange bolts and equipment.

In one durable, user-friendly tool Lowell has made it easier for workers to have the right tool for four different tasks, improving worker efficiency and safety.

Instead of carrying two to four different wrenches, a worker now only needs one. Hi-Vis sockets and handle make it easy to find the wrench in a toolbox or on a work site. The tool's ergonomic grip and light weight of 2.5 lbs. make it easier and less fatiguing to use which also improves worker safety.

And there's more to the safety story. Too often when tackling a task, a worker will sometimes grab a tool that wasn't designed for the job; injury to both worker, tool, and fastener may result. The 8C minimizes this problem because it gives a worker viable options for four specific applications.

Durability is another plus for the 8C. The solid metal sockets grip nuts firmly. The stamped steel handle is 17" long and 1/2" thick. The ratcheting mechanism has few parts and the action is easily reversed with levers at each end of the wrench head.

For turning power, the wrench is conservatively rated at 200 ft. lbs. - strong enough not to break under hard use. The ratchets have 36 teeth resulting in a 10º handle throw that is especially useful for working in tight spots.

Lowell’s unique Bolt-Thru design allows bolts to pass entirely through the wrench head so that nuts can be secured on any threaded length. This rugged construction is ideal for applications such as guard rail assembly, leveling pad adjustment, mechanical joints, restraints, couplings, sleeves, repair clamps, saddles, and flange bolts.

Like all of the company’s products, the sockets and handle in Lowell’s 8C wrench is guaranteed against defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from date of delivery.

For more information about Lowell tools, or for a full-line catalog, call 800/456-9355 or 508/835-2900, or email customerservice@lowellcorp.com. The web address is www.lowellcorp.com.

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