GEARWRENCH® Develops Products to Make Hard-Working Mechanics More Comfortable

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Sparks, Md.—Standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching and crawling are all part of everyday life for a mechanic. Mechanics contort themselves in all manner of ways to get the job done, often at the expense of muscles and joints. That’s why GEARWRENCH®, a premier brand of hand tools and accessories in the Apex Tool Group, took the time to develop comfort-focused accessories that help mechanics overcome the physical demands of the job.

“Doing the job takes skill but being able to do it for a lifetime means making sure your body can handle the constant strain that comes with the job,” said GEARWRENCH Senior Product Manager Paul Steinweg. “Pain from years of working in a garage can ultimately lead to long-term injuries. So we developed these accessories to take some of the stress and strain out of the job.”

GEARWRENCH 86995 Mechanics Creeper provides optimum access to any low-clearance overhead work application. Six smooth-rolling offset TPC (thermoplastic copolyester) casters and a concave custom-molded composite tub provide excellent mobility and light weight. Durable EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) padding offers outstanding comfort with minimum thickness for an exceptionally low working height.

GEARWRENCH 86994 Work Seat and 86992 Shop Stool let you work comfortably at a level that gives you maximum access and leverage, whether working at low heights or doing bench work. A rolling work seat and a high stool are both available to suit your shop environment needs and personal working style. Both are air shock height adjustable and made to stand up to the hard demands of auto shop or industrial plant environments.

GEARWRENCH 86996 Kneel Pad is the super-convenient way to keep your knees comfortably off a hard or rough floor when the task requires kneeling. A built-in grab handle makes it easy to position or hang up when not in use. Three layers of high-density solvent-resistant foam provide an unmatched degree of cushioning, so you can get the job done in comfort. A magnetized recess holds nuts, bolts, and spare parts.

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GEARWRENCH is a professional hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. The product line includes wrenches, ratchets, sockets, pliers, impact products, tool storage, torque wrenches and more. The brand serves professional tool users, primarily in automotive and industrial markets, including MRO, construction, mining, energy, transportation and utilities. Visit

About Apex Tool Group
Apex Tool Group, LLC, headquartered in Sparks, Maryland, 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. Visit