SPARKS, MD--(Marketwired - May 21, 2015) - Crescent, a leading hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, today announced its new Pass-Thru™ Adjustable Wrench Set (SKU: CPTAW8). The new wrench combines the versatility of an adjustable wrench, the power of a pipe wrench, and the unmatched access of a pass-through ratchet in one comprehensive tool.

The Pass-Thru Adjustable Wrench is a versatile fastening tool that offers end users multiple capabilities in one innovative design:

  • Adjustable Wrench - A traditional 8-inch adjustable wrench features a wide jaw opening and is laser etched with both standard and metric scales for quick sizing.
  • Pass-Thru Ratchet - At the other end of the handle, a pass-thru ratchet works with the set's ten Crescent X6™ combo sockets, which are designed to eliminate the need for additional deep sockets. The X6 sockets fit both standard and metric sizes from 3/8" (10mm) to 3/4" (19mm), and work with 12-point, hex, rounded hex, square, E-Torx, and spline fasteners.
  • Pipe Wrench - The wrench jaw is reversible, converting the tool into a powerful pipe wrench. Aggressive teeth on the reversed jaw grip pipes tight and reduce slipping.

"Innovation is born and bred in the Crescent brand. From the original adjustable Crescent wrench in the early 1900s to today's Pass-Thru Adjustable Wrench Set, Crescent continues to push boundaries in tool design," said Griffin Biering, product manager for Crescent. "This tool takes multi-tasking to a new level. Plumbers, contractors, and DIYers can feel confident this tool will help them tackle their next job with ease."

The tool is made from alloy steel and finished in a black-phosphate coating to resist corrosion. The set comes with a convenient storage tray, which ensures the wrench and sockets stay organized and ready for action. To see this tool in action, visit

About Crescent:
Crescent® is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. The original Crescent adjustable wrench was introduced in the early 1900s and could replace an entire set of dedicated-size wrenches. This made it perfect for frequent repairs required by early cars and airplanes. In fact, Charles Lindbergh was quoted as saying he carried only "gasoline, sandwiches, a bottle of water and a Crescent wrench and pliers" on his famous 1927 solo transatlantic flight. Today, the Crescent line has expanded beyond adjustable wrenches to include a wide selection of pliers, ratcheting wrenches, screwdrivers, and tool sets. For more information visit

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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