Socket/Ratchet Sets deliver SuperTorque® fastening power.

Press Release Summary:

With low profile design, socket and ratchet sets engage fastener flats for higher torque application. Configurations include: 14-piece, ¼ in. drive set; 12-piece, 3/8 in. drive set; 21-piece, 3/8 in. drive set; 12-piece, ½ in. drive set; and 17-piece, ½ in. drive set. Detents on all socket inner walls ensure tight, positive engagement with drive tool in any orientation. Ratchets have 36-tooth mechanism and quick-release button, and 1-piece forged design.

Original Press Release:

New BAHCO® Socket and Ratchet Sets Deliver SuperTorque® Fastening Power

SCRANTON, Pa., April 29, 2003 - BAHCO® North America Inc. has introduced a new line of professional quality, BAHCO® Socket and Ratchet Sets that provide SuperTorque® fastening power, a low-profile ratchet design for easy accessibility to fasteners.

The new sets are available in five configurations, including a 14-piece, 1/4-inch drive set; 12-piece, 3/8-inch drive set; 21-piece, 3/8-inch drive set; 12-piece, 1/2-inch drive set; and 17-piece, 1/2-inch drive set.

All sockets feature BAHCO®'s exclusive SuperTorque® design that engages fastener flats rather than corners for higher torque application. Detents on all socket inner walls ensure tight, positive engagement with the drive tool in any orientation. Uniform thin-wall design eliminates weak spots and permits easier accessibility to fasteners.

Single- or double-hex sockets also allow easier access and provide more socket-to-fastener contact for higher torque. Individual sockets are clearly stamped with large size-markings enabling easy identification of socket size. Nickel-chrome plating of both sockets and ratchets provides long-lasting corrosion and wear resistance, as well as a mirror-like finish.

Special Packaging to Boost Distributor Sales

The BAHCO® Socket and Ratchet Sets offer something not usually found with industrial tools-packaging specifically designed to boost distributor sales and help end-users easily store and protect their tools. Sets arrive in clear, lightweight and sturdy packaging. The attractive, eye-catching packaging is designed to grab customers' attention and help boost product sales.

The packaging can also be used by the end-user as a handy storage container, keeping tools clean and making it easy to find them when needed. A tool pouch is included in the packaging to help users organize their tools during storage.

All ratchets feature a 36-tooth mechanism allowing for quick engagement and reduced swing room in tight areas. A quick-release button permits easy, one-handed socket disengagement. All ratchet handles are of one-piece forged design for extra strength and durability, and all 3/8- and 1/2-inch ratchet handles feature a cushion-grip for greater comfort and reduced slippage.

A low-profile reverse lever prevents accidental bumping during regular ratchet use and under high-torque operating conditions. The reverse lever is elongated for easy control when wearing gloves. Low-profile ratchet heads provide easier access to tight spots.

BAHCO® Socket and Ratchet Sets are available through local and national electrical distributors serving professional electricians, trades people and industry throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Professional electricians can request a catalog, receive more information and find out how to purchase BAHCO® products by visiting

BAHCO® brand, endorsed by Snap-on Incorporated, consists of premium professional tools, accessories and equipment for electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, maintenance workers, ironworkers, as well as manufacturing and construction contractors. BAHCO® products are all designed and manufactured to the highest levels of quality, innovation and comfort for tool users worldwide. Further information about BAHCO® products can be found at

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