Wrench inserts expand range 01 March 2024

Apex Tool Group’s premier handtool brand, Gearwrench, has expanded its Bolt Biter family product line – adding a new product for fastener extraction, Bolt Biter Wrench Inserts, which are designed to access rounded, damaged and rusted bolts in tight, confined spaces.

Designed with innovative features to grip rounded-out, frozen and damaged fasteners, the new bi-directional inserts seat quickly and safely on target fasteners, which can be separated from the inserts easily after use. The slimline inserts not only remove stuck fasteners using traditional wrenches already on hand to a user, but also enable the re-use of specialty fasteners, saving workers time to complete a job. 

The tapered entry inserts also include minus sizes that combine to allow them to seat easily on any bolt, no matter how rusted or damaged it is, and also feature a magnet on the hex base to hold the insert in place on the wrench. This allows inserts to stay in place while removing or re-using fasteners.

Jarrett Wolf, senior product manager at Gearwrench, explains: “While conducting research with professional technicians, we heard three consistent pain points – needing a tool to remove rounded and rusted fasteners; a tool to remove fasteners in tight, confined spaces; and one that works with the tools they already have in their toolbox.” He added that the new wrench inserts not only provide more access when used with traditional or ratcheting wrenches, but also sit easily on the fastener without needing to use a hammer or mallet. 

For versatility, the hex-base design ensures the inserts are able to work with static, ratcheting or open-end wrenches, and high visibility markings not only show SAE and metric sizes, but also the size of wrench corresponding to each insert. The new product sets come in two five piece SAE and Metric sets, as well as a 16 piece and 30 piece SAE/Metric sets.   

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