SPARKS GLENCOE, Md. — Apex Tool Group L.L.C. has introduced two Gearwrench ¼-inch drive Slim Head Ratchets for extremely tight clearance applications.
Available in 6-inch and 12-inch sizes with full polish chrome handles, the Slim Head Ratchets have compact heads for access in hard-to-reach spaces. The heads measure less than ¾-inch wide, compared with about an inch for standard ¼-inch drive ratchets, the company said.
The ratchet head is less than ¾-inch wide and has 72-tooth gearing and a five-degree ratchet arc, allowing users to turn fasteners in tight areas.
A flush mounted forward/reverse lever provides additional access capability and a quick-release button assures quicker socket change.
The 6-inch Slim Head Ratchet is designed to fit comfortably in technicians' hands yet still deliver ample torque, while the 12-inch Slim Head Ratchet enables technicians to access hard-to-reach screws and bolts, the company said.
The ratchets feature a Flex Head with nine locking positions plus an unlocked position; heads that convert from a 1/4-inch ratchet to a bit driver with the removal of the ratchet adapter; and ratchet/bit driver heads and ratchet adapters that meet or exceed ASME specifications.
The 12-inch ratchet allows technicians to reach past obstructions for tasks, such as removing mud flaps, without removing wheels," said James Stewart, senior product manager for Gearwrench.
The Slim Head Ratchets are available as components included in the new 45-Piece Slim Head Ratchet Set.
For more information, visit gearwrench.com.