In the “who’s licensing Gearwrench now” file we came across this “new” product from Craftsman: the Cross-Force wrench. Astute Toolmongers will recognize these as the GearWrench X-Beam, which we looked at last September. On the upside: these wrenches are great — a truly new idea that instantly makes you think, “Why didn’t I think of this years ago?”
The Craftsman-licensed versions are currently available in fully-polished 12-point sets starting at $70 for the 8-piece inch and metric sets or $160 for the 16-piece set — priced especially for the gullible.
The Gearwrench versions are available largelt in 9-piece and 12-piece sets. The 9-piece set is slighty more expensive than the Craftsman 8-piece set, but the 12-piece sets smoke the 16. YMMV.