All you German-car drivin’ Toolmongers can rejoice: S-K recently announced a new 75-degree offset, reversible, double-box, universal-spline version of their G-Pro ratcheting wrenches. Extreme offset wrenches like these are just the ticket for dealing with some of the, umm, crazier engineering concepts found on Porsches and Volkswagens, and the ratcheting feature really helps, too.
The G-Pros feature a universal-spline ratcheting box end that connects with five different fasteners: spline, 6-point, 12-point, female Torx, and square. Hell, S-K even says these wrenches will provide some traction on half-rounded fasteners. The ratchet’s 90-tooth design means you need just 4-degrees of swing arc to “grab a click,” and that translates to superior accessibility in tight spaces. Since you can’t flip ’em over like a normal ratcheting wrench, a button on the head switches ratcheting direction.
Four-piece sets are available directly from S-K in metric or SAE sizes for about $150, but we’re going to keep an eye out for better deals via other merchants soon.
75-Degree Offset G-Pro Wrenches [SK Hand Tools]
PS: Before you take offense at our Porsche quip, check out the positioning of the alternator on the 911 GT2.