GEARWRENCH® ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF TWO NEW TOOLS AT 2012 SEMA

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GEARWRENCH® ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF TWO NEW TOOLS AT 2012 SEMA
(Booth Numbers # 10508, 10509)

Innovations Include 84 Tooth Ratchet and Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench

LAS VEGAS (October 30, 2012) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced that the following tools are now available for purchase: the 84 Tooth Ratchet and the Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench .

“We know many of our fans have been anxiously awaiting these new tool innovations and SEMA is the opportune time to announce their availability,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “I’m sure many of our SEMA booth visitors will go home with ideas for new additions for their toolboxes.”

New Products at a Glance:

84 Tooth Ratchet (84 T Ratchet)
The 84T Ratchet from GearWrench offers more access than the 60 tooth ratchet. The low-profile head provides access in tight spaces, while a bright chrome finish makes clean up easier. The 84T 3/8” Ratchet exceeds the ASME requirements for torque performance and features a ratchet arc of just 4.3 degrees, making it perfect for use in applications with minimal clearance. The 84T Ratchet is also available in several handle configurations to meet a variety of needs including offset, long, stubby and locking flex. It comes in three drive sizes including ¼-inch, 3/8 inch, and ½-inch and is available in combination sets with sockets.

Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench
GearWrench developed the Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench to provide users with greater access and speed for flare nut applications. The ratcheting open end allows you to easily slip the wrench onto a line and then advance the flare nut without removing the wrench from the fastener. The flex-head can be positioned through 180° to access hard to reach places such as power steering and brake lines. Finished in full-polish chrome, the Ratcheting Flex Flare Nut Wrench is available in a variety of sizes including metric 9mm – 21mm and SAE ¼” – 7/8.”

In addition to ratchets and wrenches, GearWrench also produces sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and other specialty tools.

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. Millions of GearWrench products have been "Professionally Tested" throughout the world. Additional information about GearWrench is available online at www.gearwrench.com.

About Apex Tool Group, LLC
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. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being
the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at www.apextoolgroup.com.

Note to Editors: High-resolution product photography is available at: www.gearwrench.com/press or email Tracey Cassidy tcassidy@rosecomm.com

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