New tool takes the stress out of socket corners 31 August 2023

Wright, a specialist US manufacturer of hand tools for the industrial, contractor and MRO markets, has recently introduced WrightSquare™, which uses the proven WrightDrive 2.0® technology on the square end of a socket, where it attaches to a ratchet or impact gun.

Wright highlights that its patented WrightSquare™ design provides 10 times more contact area than conventional designs. By relocating load and stress away from corners, it enhances performance and increases socket life. The solutions’ optimised flat contact areas remove forces from a fastener’s corners and optimise the protrusions for each fastener size – to add grip to the wrench.

Using premium Wright-alloy steel increases the product’s strength and, according to the company, precision broaching gives users “the most consistent quality and tolerance levels achievable”.

Tom Futey, president and co-owner at Wright, comments: “The patented WrightSquare™ gives users a noticeable performance enhancement by providing more contact, torque and grip on the square end of the socket.” 

Nearly all Wright branded products are US made and carry lifetime guarantees against defects
in workmanship. 

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