SPARKS, MD--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2015) -  Armstrong, a premier brand of Made in the USA industrial hand tools from Apex Tool Group, known for providing innovative, strong and durable solutions, today introduced its new Aviation Ratchets.

The new tools help aviation mechanics reach and turn limited-clearance fasteners easily. The 88-tooth ratcheting gear allows technicians to turn fasteners with a swing arc of just 4.1 degrees. Further improving access, the new Aviation Ratchets feature a precision machined, low-profile head with a recessed reversing lever.

"When it comes to aerospace work these ratchets do double duty, offering technicians unprecedented access and strength," said Jason Wirth, product manager for Armstrong. "If you work in aircraft assembly or repair, you'll want these new tools in your box."

Built specifically with aerospace in mind, the ratchets have a pass-through hole for tightening Hi-Lok® and other frangible collar fasteners. The pass-through hole is large enough to accommodate hex keys for fasteners with a nominal pin diameter of up to 1/4-inch. The ratchets also feature a retention ring located on the tang, allowing seamless sheet metal fastener engagement and convenient socket pull-off force.

The ratchets are available in nine-position locking flex-head and static models. Both feature an hourglass-shaped MAXX™ handle for exceptional comfort and control. The following versatile ratchets are available for purchase now:

  • SKU 10-992AV: 1/4" Drive, Aviation Ratchet
  • SKU 10-994AV: 1/4" Drive, Locking Flex-Head Aviation Ratchet

To learn more about the new Aviation Ratchets, visit

About Armstrong:
Armstrong is a premier brand of Made in the USA industrial hand tools from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. With a focus on demanding governmental, military, industrial, and commercial environments, Armstrong has delivered innovative, strong, and durable tool solutions for over 125 years. Today, Armstrong offers a full line of more than 5,000 high quality products designed for specific user needs and supported by an experienced and sophisticated network of industrial distributors. For more information about Armstrong products, go to

About Apex Tool Group
Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, Md., is one of the largest worldwide producers of hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at

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