We’ve seen a number of cool products from GearWrench this year, including some truly slick and innovative magnetic oil drain plug removers. Now GearWrench has announced the Quad Box Ratcheting Wrench system: a single tool with four reversible ratcheting box ends in 4 different sequential sizes.
For a wrench, the Quad Box is stuffed full of features. It boasts a 5-degree ratcheting mechanism – like other GearWrench ratcheting tools – so even in cramped areas the ratchet teeth will catch and provide movement. The four box end collars protrude out only slightly from both top and bottom on each end of the wrench, which makes for a slim profile. Each size has its own dedicated reversing lever recessed into the hardened, forged beam for easy control.
Each set (metric or SAE) consists of two wrenches, which gives you a range of eight sizes: 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, ½ (on the SAE smaller wrench), 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4 (on the larger SAE wrench). Metric sizes are 8, 10, 12, 13MM (on the smaller wrench), and 16, 17, 18, 19MM (on the larger).
If you’re like us, you’re probably saying, “Wait a sec. Where’s the 15mm?” Easily one of the most commonly used sizes in the metric set, the 15mm is MIA in the Quad Box line. That’s more than a small hiccup. On the other hand, the SAE set seems to offer a good range of sizes.
We couldn’t find pricing or availability for the Quad Box Ratcheting Wrench yet, but we’ll keep you informed as soon as we find out more.
Quad Box Ratcheting Wrench [GearWrench]
From reader comments: Yihao Zhang of GearWrench left a comment to indicate that the QuadBox will be available shortly at Sears and NAPA for $24.99 to $29.99 for two wrenches (8 sizes). A number of readers also commented that they haven’t had near as great a use for the 15mm as we have recently. Mr. Zhang backed this up indicating that the eight sizes selected for the initial QuadBox set were selected via a popularity study using Danaher’s — GearWrench’s parent company that manufactures/has manufactured tools for a wide variety of brands including Craftsman — sales numbers.