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Sometimes you can’t move a job to a place with proper light and heat for human beings to work in. Spaceflights, ship repair in the North Atlantic in winter, and underwater construction all require special tools and special outfits. Though the Gorilla Tool isn’t specific to any of them, it could come in handy — especially if you or your assistant haven’t got a good eye for bolt and nut sizes.

The Gorilla tool combines bolt-sizing and thread-sizing in a tight package with a pre-drilled lanyard hole.  Gorilla makes it of stainless steel so it won’t rust, and the large tension wheels seem designed for easy use — maybe easy enough for gloved hands.  The quality looks good, but it runs $45 for either the American or metric version.

Most of us will have the luxury of not needing a tool like this — going back to the toolbox isn’t likely to freeze off our delicate bits or run us out of air.  But if you really needed to be sure the first time…

Gorilla Tool [Corporate Site]


4 Responses to Gorilla But Not Glue?

  1. Frank Townend says:

    Not easy to determine the range of bolts it covers. I have the set of Screw Chek’r http://www.amazon.com/Made-USA-No-1-Screw-Checker/dp/B0006NFUJW which work well for me up to 5/16″.

  2. MR P says:

    I have the allot of the thread and pitch checkers and I like the thread check tool listed above by mike47 the best

  3. DennisB says:

    I like the fact that it is made in America…is it assembled with foreign components?

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