Bolting in tight spaces 11 March 2021

The five piece double ended ratchet spanner set by GEDORE red has been developed to tighten and loosen connections under limited spatial conditions.

The set combines spanners in five different sizes and ring spanners with a ratchet mechanism, which means it contains the right tool for a variety of uses. The side of the ring ratchet spanner is angled by 15° and also features a fine toothed mechanism with 72 teeth, which grips the screw piece precisely and performs the task effortlessly. These properties ensure a permanently gentle power transfer even in hard to access areas. There is also a lever to switch the ratchet from a clockwise to anti-clockwise operation.

Even if the workpiece cannot be accessed from above, ruling out the possibility of using a ratchet spanner, there is no need to change tools. In these cases, the spanner can be used for loosening and tightening, because the opening on the tool can also be placed laterally on the screw.

The GEDORE red set includes metric tools in spanner openings 8mm, 10mm, 13mm, 17mm and 19mm, which covers all the most usual sizes of nut and bolt. The spanners are all made of matt frosted chrome vanadium steel, which means they are especially robust and reliable. 

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