Grip-Tite sockets and wrenches 06 November 2015

Bradford-based Chicago Brand UK says its range of Grip-Tite sockets and wrenches offer the next generation in wrench technology.

Chicago Brand UK explains that patented advanced cam technology allows the socket or wrench to bite on to the sides of the bolt head even if it’s rounded, rusted, or otherwise damaged. The tools also function as a convenient bolt starter as they hold the bolt for easy installation or removal in hard to reach areas – the more torque a user applies, the harder the cams grab.

Made of durable chrome vanadium steel for maximum toughness and durability, Chicago Brand tools are guaranteed for life. Available in metric and imperial sizes in 3/8 inch or 1/2 inch drive the Grip-Tite socket set is supplied with a dual flip storage case. The socket set exceeds ASME/ANSI torque specifications.

Also available from Chicago Brand UK is the craftsman adjustable slide wrench, with a ratcheting feature combining tightening and loosening speed with convenience. The company says its slide adjustment and ratcheting feature makes the tool five times faster to use than standard adjustable wrenches. To add durability, its black finish looks sleek and wipes clean easily. Its forged design gives the tool strength, exceeding ASME specifications, and the tool has a lifetime guarantee to provide customers with peace of mind.
Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.